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张昕之 博士

研究助理教授
传理学学士(数据与媒体传播专修)课程主任

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张昕之博士的研究领域包括比较政治传播、新媒体与社会变迁、社会运动、语言与社会互动。他同时亦关注计算社会科学及数位人文。张博士的研究成果发表在以下经同行匿名评审之国际学术期刊:International Political Science Review, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Communication, Telecommunications Policy, International Communication Gazette, Policy & Internet。

在2016年加入浸会大学之前,张博士2014至2016年于香港理工大学专业进修学院任职讲师,以及人文学科的联合召集人。 2009年他在香港城市大学以优异成绩获得传播与新媒体硕士学位,2013年于香港城市大学媒体与传播系获得媒体及传理博士学位。

执教课程

- Postgraduate level courses
Research Project
Algorithmic Culture
Issues and Cases in Mass Communication
Social Media Data Acquisition and Processing with Python

- Undergraduate level courses
Communication Theory
AI and Digital Communication (proposed)

- Workshops
Invitation to Python
Data-driven Journalism Workshop

教研领域

新媒体的社会及政治影响
传统与非传统政治参与
媒体及传播比较政治传播
语言与社会互动
大众传媒与社会
社会网络分析
数据可视化


出版著作
– Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Cao, B. (forthcoming). How do new media influence youths’ health literacy? Exploring the effects of media channel and content on safer sex literacy. International Journal of Sexual Health. [SSCI] 
  • Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2018). Movement-press dynamics and news diffusion: A typology of activism in digital China. China Review, 18(2), 33-63. Link: muse.jhu.edu/article/696528. [SSCI] 
  • Zhang, X. (2017) Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. In: Cheng X., Ma W., Liu H., Shen H., Feng S., Xie X. (eds) Social Media Processing. SMP 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 774, 308-318. Springer, Singapore. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6805-8_25 [EI].
  • Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2017). To speak or not to speak? Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3704-3720. [SSCI]
  • Zhang, X. (2017). Visualization, technologies, or the public? Exploring the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Digital Journalism. Online first, doi: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1340094. [Scopus/ESCI]
  • Cui, L., & Zhang, X. (2017). What happened to those fans several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in China (2007-2015). Critical Studies in Media Communication. online first, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319070. [SSCI].
  • Zhong, Z.-J., & Zhang, X. (2017). A mediation path to Chinese netizens’ civic engagement: The effects of news usage, civic motivations, online expression and discussion. China: An International Journal, 15(2), 22-43. [SSCI].
  • Zhang, X., & Lin, W.-Y. (2016). Hanging together or not? Impacts of social media use and organisational membership on individual and collective political actions. International Political Science Review. online first, doi: 10.1177/0192512116641842. [SSCI].
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Song, H.-Y., & Omori, K.  (2016). Health information seeking in the Web 2.0 age: Trust in social media, uncertainty reduction, and self-disclosure. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 289–294. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.055. [SSCI].
  • Zhang, X. (2015). Voting with dollars: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39(5), 422-436. doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12181. [SSCI].
  • Lin, F., Chang, T.-K., & Zhang, X. (2014). After the spillover effect: News flows and power relations in Chinese mainstream media. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(3), 235-254. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2014.955859. [SSCI].
  • Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Political participation in an unlikely place: How individuals engage in politics through social networking sites in China. International Journal of Communication, 8, 21-42. Link to the Article: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2003/1047. [SSCI].
  • Liu, N. & Zhang, X. (2014). The influence of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived importance of new media on online political discussion. Policy & Internet, 5(4), 444-461. doi: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI348. [Scopus/ProQuest Journal].
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. International Communication Gazette, 75(8), 715-731. doi: 10.1177/1748048513497160. [SSCI].
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Jung, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-C. (2013). From the wired to wireless generation: Investigating teens’ internet use through the mobile phone. Telecommunications Policy, 37(8), 651-661. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2012.09.008. [SSCI].
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2012). Seeking the “invisible youth”: Examining the Otaku’s online-offline social capital construction in Hong Kong (「隱形少年」現形記:香港御宅族網際網路使用與社會資本建構初探). Mass Communication Research (新聞學研究), 2012(7), 233-270. Link to the Article: http://mcr.nccu.edu.tw/word/1314522013.pdf. [TSSCI Journal, Taiwan].
– Selected Peer-reviewed Major International Conference Presentations
  • Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., He, W., & Zhou, W. (2018). Monkey King, Naruto, and Mickey Mouse: Mapping the co-consumption network of animation protagonists in mainland China. Paper to be presented at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, The Czech Republic, 24 – 29 May, 2018.
  • Zhang, X. (2017). Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. Paper to be presented at the 6th China National Social Media Processing Conference (SMP 2017), Beijing, China, 14 – 17 September, 2017.
  • Zhang, X. (2017) Visualization, technologies, or the public? – A text mining analysis of the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Paper to be presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.
  • Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2017). Extending the Gamson hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political participation: A cross-polity study. Paper to be presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.
  • Zhang, X. (2016). The impact of freedom restoration, message frames, and language variety on psychological reactance. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.
  • Cui, L., & Zhang, X.  (2016). What happened to those tomboys several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in mainland China (2007-2015). Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.
  • Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2016). To speak or not to speak: Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.
  • Zhang, X. & Zhong, Z.-J. (2015). Mapping the boundary of media effects on environmental concerns: Evidence from 37 societies. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2015). From spectators to participants: A study of affective intelligence, media uses, and political participation in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.
  • Wang, C.J., Chen, H.X., & Zhang, X. (2015) The landscape of information diffusion on Sina Weibo: Investigating the rich-club effect. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2014). How young adults engage in online health information discussion and sharing: Examining the role of trust in Health 2.0.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Chinese Communication Society (CCS). Taipei, Taiwan, 24-26 June, 2014.
  • Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). The cynics in action: Social networking sites use, political attitudes, and political participation in mainland China and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.
  • Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Bowling alone or together? Social media uses, organizational membership, and political actions. Paper presented at ICA 2014 Pre-conference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Values, Digital Politics, and Civic Well-Being, Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.
  • Zhong, Z.-J. & Zhang, X. (2014). Media and psychological predictors of civic engagement: Uses of news, motivation, political efficacy, and relative deprivation. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.
  • Zhang, X. & Zhang, F. (2013). Powered by Democracy? – A multilevel model of media uses and political participation across Asian countries. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), D.C., the U.S., Aug 8 – 11, 2013. [McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication, AEJMC, 2013]
  • Zhang, X. & Zhang, W. (2013). The willingness to fight for the People’s Republic of China? The individual determinants of political support in the post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper accepted to be presented at the 99th Annual Conference of National Communication Association (NCA), 21 – 24 Nov, 2013.
  • Zhang, X. (2013). The myth of “voting with dollars”: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, England, June 17-21, 2013.
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, England, June 17-21, 2013.
  • Liu, N. & Zhang, X. (2012). Talking as communicators: Effects of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived media importance on online political discussion. Paper presented at the 100th Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Chicago, United States, Aug 9-12, 2012.
  • Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2012). Contextualizing inter-media influence: Diffusion of online news about three collective actions in china. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Phoenix, Arizona, United States, May 24-28, 2012.
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2011). Demystifying collective identities in Hong Kong and Taiwan: The effects of media and communication. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). New Orleans, United States, Nov 17-19, 2011.
  • Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Kim, Y.-C., & Jung, J.-Y. (2011). Religion on the line: Investigating communication and action through youths’ online religious participation. Paper presented at the 97th Annual Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). New Orleans, United States, Nov 17-19, 2011.
  • Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2011). Bureaucratic nature of news websites and online activism in China. Paper presented at the 106th Convention of American Sociological Association (ASA). Las Vegas, United States, 13-16 August 2011.
  • Zhang, X. (2011). Twenty years of internet and civic engagement: A review beyond hypes and hopes. Paper accepted to be presented at the Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). St. Louis, United States, 9-13 August 2011.
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2011). Examining the Otaku’s online-offline social capital construction in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Chinese Communication Society (CCS). Hsinchu, Taiwan, 4-7 July 2011.
  • Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X., Jung, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-C. (2011). From the wired to wireless generation: Investigating teens’ internet use through the mobile phone. Paper presented at the 2011 International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. Taipei, Taiwan, 26-28 June 2011.
专业服务
  • May 2017 – Present. Associate Programme Director, The Concentration of “Data and Media Communication,” Department of Journalism & Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • Aug 2015 – Mar 2016. Member. Program Planning Committee, BA (Hons) in Bilingual Studies, School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Jun 2015 – Aug 2016. Subject Leader. School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Jan 2015 – Aug 2016. Co-convener. The Academic Discipline of Humanities, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  • Aug 2010 – Aug 2011, Member. The Graduate Study Committee (Student Representative), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Sep 2008 – Aug 2009, Class Representative by Election. M.A. in Communication and New Media Program, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Sep 2005 – Aug 2006, Chairperson, University Stage Drama Society, Guangzhou University, China.
  • Also has served as research article reviewer for the following journals:
    American Journal of Political Science (SSCI);
    International Journal of Public Opinion Research (SSCI);
    Political Communication (SSCI);
    New Media & Society (SSCI);International Political Science Review (SSCI);
    Youth & Society (SSCI);
    International Journal of Communication (SSCI)
    Information, Communication, and Society (SSCI);
    Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (SSCI);
    Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (SSCI);
    Telematics and Informatics (SSCI);
    Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI);
    International Communication Gazette (SSCI)
对学生的建议
  • “Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer” (Romans 12:12).