CHAN Joseph Man 陳韜文

Research Projects


  • For a Sustainable Development of the Hong Kong Movie Industry: An Evaluation of the Film Council and the China Market as Policy Options
  • CHAN Joseph Man, LIANG Nianci*, FUNG Ying Him Anthony
    30 September 2006
    Public Policy Research Funding Scheme

    The overall purpose of the project is to explore various policy measures by which Hong Kong can revive and sustain its film industry. Specifically, the study will (1) review the current measures for the local film industry with a comparative perspective; (2) identify the role that the Hong Kong SAR Government can and should play in revitalizing the local film industry; (3) evaluate the pros and cons of setting up a statutory body such as film commission; and (4) explore the potential of the China market and how/whether it helps boost the Hong Kong film industry. (SS06320)


  • Politics of Publicity: Interplay of Media, Government and Public Opinion in Post-Handover Hong Kong
  • CHAN Joseph Man, LEE L. F. Francis*
    15 October 2004
    Research Grants Council (Earmarked Grants)

    Hong Kong is a transitional society moving from a semi-democratic system to a fully democratic one. In the undemocratic, but free society of Hong Kong, public opinion assumes a special position in its political culture. It is against this historical backdrop that we propose to study what may be called the “politics of publicity”, referring to the set of norms, rules, and principles governing the interactive dynamics between politicians and officials, media representation, and public opinion in the public arena. Governed by the logic of publicity, such dynamics have become an increasingly important force in the political process in Hong Kong. The project will address the following research questions: (1) How is “public opinion” constituted and how does it function as a political force? (2) What is the role of the news media in representing, interpreting, and communicating public opinion? (3) How does the government shape and respond to “public opinion” as represented in the media? This proposed project will not only make a significant contribution to the understanding of political communication in Hong Kong, it will also have significant policy implications for the government, media and all other political actors. (CU04136)


  • Vocal Minorities and Silent Majorities: Citizen Perceptions and Media Representations of Public Opinion in Hong Kong
  • CHAN Joseph Man, LEE Francis*
    16 November 2003
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    It is now widely accepted that the anti-government rally on July 1st, 2003, has changed the political landscape in Hong Kong. Among other things that it may have symbolized, the July 1st rally and its aftermath have demonstrated the power of “public opinion” in Hong Kong. However, given the fact that the Hong Kong government is not a fully democratic one, how could “public opinion” be effective in forcing the government to respond? This project is an attempt to understand the power and limitations of public opinions in Hong Kong through a conceptual focus on the notions of “vocal minorities” and “silent majorities”. The specific research questions that we ask in this project are: 1) Do the opinions of the silent majorities match those of the vocal minorities as represented in the news media on various political and social issues? 2) To what extent are citizens’ perceptions of public opinions influenced by the vocal minorities? 3) How do media representations of public opinions affect citizens’ perceptions of pubic opinion and their own individual opinions? 4) How do citizens’ perceptions of public opinions relate to their individual opinions on social issues? (SS03622)



Research Publications


  • "China and Press Freedom in Hong Kong: A Post-Handover Update." Paper presented in the Conference on Communication Frontiers in the New Millennium, organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, July 2000.



  • Education and Principle-based Opinion: A Study of the Right of Abode Controversy in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Kenneth K.L. Chau and Francis L.F. Lee) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.111; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.111; CUTW-Book Collection (Restricted to CUTW users only) H62.5.H6 H62 no.111)



  • "Energized Public Opinion and Political Parallelism: A Case Study of the July 1 2003 Rally in Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Francis) Paper presented in the Politics of Culture in Hong Kong, School of Journalism and Communication, organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005



  • "Ethical Attitudes and Perceived Practice: A Comparative Study of Journalists in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan." (co-authored with Lo Ven Hwei and Pan Zhongdang) Asian Journal of Communication (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) vol.15 no.2 (2005), pp.175-193
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical P87 .A67)



  • "Evaluations of Media and Understanding of Politics: The Role of Education among Hong Kong Citizens." (co-authored with Lee Francis and So York Kee Clement) Asian Journal of Communication (U.K.) vol.15 no.1 (2005), pp.37-56
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical P87 .A67)



  • "Global Connectivity and Local Politics: SARS, Talk Radio, and Public Opinion Apparatus in Hong Kong.” (co-authored with Ma Kit Wai) In SARS: Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities. London, U.K.: London: Routledge, 2006.
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • Global media spectacle: News war over Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lee Chin Chuan; Pan Zhongdang and So York Kee Clement) Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2002.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN4781 .G56 2002; UL HK Studies PN4781 .G56 2002)



  • Hong Kong Journalists in Transition. (co-authored with Paul S.N. Lee, Chin-Chuan Lee) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1996.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5549.H56 C46 1996; UL HK Studies PN5549.H56 C46 1996)



  • In Search of Boundaries: Communication, Nation-states and Cultural Identities. (co-edited with Bryce T. McIntyre) Westport, Conn.: Ablex Pub., 2002
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HM1206 .I53 2002)



  • Journalistic Paradigms in Flux: News Coverage and Political Transition in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: s.n., 1987.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Pamphlet Z691.C435 J68 1987)



  • Journalistic Paradigms on Social Protest: The Case of the Jubilee School Affair in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Thesis PN5369.H72C44)



  • "Making Sense of Participation: The Political Culture of the Pro-Democracy Demonstrations in Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Lap Fung) The China Quarterly vol.193 (2008), pp.84-101
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS701 .C472; Also Available Online)



  • "Making Sense of Political Transition: Political Communication Research in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lee Francis) In Political Communication in Asia, ed. by Lars Willnat and Annette Aw. New Jersey, USA: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL JA85.2.A78 P65 2009 [New York: Routledge, 2009 edition])



  • Mass Media and Political Transition: the Hong Kong Press in China's Orbit. (co-authored with Chin-Chuan Lee ) New York: Guilford Press, 1991.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5449.H56 C47; UL HK Studies PN5449.H56 C47)



  • Mass Media and Youth in Hong Kong: A Study of Media Use, Youth Archetype and Media Influence. (co-authored with Clement Y.K. So) Hong Kong: Govt. Printer, 1992.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document HQ799.2.M35 S6 1992; UL Oversize HQ799.2.M35 S6 1992)



  • "Media and Large-Scale Demonstrations: The Pro-democracy Movement in Post-handover Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Francis) Asian Journal of Communication (United Kingdom) vol.17 no.2 (June 2007), pp.215-228
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical P87 .A67)



  • "Media and Politics in Hong Kong: A Decade After the Handover." (co-authored with Lee Francis) China Perspectives vol.2007 no.2 (2007), pp.49-57
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS779.15 .P47)



  • Media and Politics in Post-handover Hong Kong (co-edited with Lee Lap Fung) London, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2008. The book was earlier published as a special issue on Asian Journal of Communication vol.17 Issue 2 (2007), pp. 127-229
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5449.H6 M43 2008; UL HK Studies PN5449.H6 M43 2008)



  • Mobilization and Protest Participation in Post-Handover Hong Kong: A Study of Three Large-scale Demonstrations. (co-authored with Lee Francis) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Affairs, 2005.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL H62.5.H6 H62 no.159; UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.159)



  • "Mobilization, Public Opinion and Politics in Hong Kong". Paper presented in the Jubilee Seminar Series, organized by University of Macao, Nov 2006



  • "Mobilizing Social Capital: Internet’s Role in a Historic Rally in Hong Kong." (co-authored with Chung Robert and Lee Francis) Paper presented in the International Communication Association Annual Convention, Louisiana, U.S.A., May 2004



  • "Political Attitudes, Political Participation, and Hong Kong Identities After 1997." (co-authored with Lee Francis) Issues & Studies (Taiwan: National Chengchi University) vol.41 no.2 (2005), pp.1-35
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical D839 .I732)



  • "Political Opportunities, Social Mobilization and Collective Actions: The Re-invigorated Pro-democracy Movement in Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Francis) The China Review vol.7 no.2 (2007), pp.93-122
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS701 .C488)



  • "Politics of Objective Journalism in Post-handover Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Francis and So York Kee Clement) Paper presented in the International Communication Association Annual Convention, Louisiana, U.S.A., May 2004



  • "Power Structure, Economic Development and Press Freedom: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Singapore." Paper presented in the International Communication Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., USA, May 2001



  • Press and Politics in Hong Kong: Case Studies from 1967-1997. (co-edited with Clement Y.K. So) Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5369.H72 P74 1999; UL HK Studies PN5369.H72 P74 1999; NA General Education PN5369.H72 P74 1999)



  • "Professionalism, Political Orientation and Perceived Self-censorship: A Survey Study of Hong Kong Journalists". (co-authored with Lee Lap Fung) Paper presented in the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada. May 2008



  • "Professionalism, Political Orientation, and Perceived Self-Censorship :A Survey Study of Hong Kong Journalists." (co-authored with Lee Lap Fung) Issues & Studies vol.44 no.1 (2008), pp.205-238
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical D839 .I732)



  • "Professionalism, Politics and Market Force: Survey Studies of Hong Kong Journalists 1996-2006." (co-authored with So York Kee Clement) Asian Journal of Communication (United Kingdom ) vol.17 no.2 (2007), pp.148-158
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical P87 .A67)



  • "Reporting World Media Spectacle: A Comparative Study of the International Coverage of the Hong Kong Handover." (co-authored with Lee Chin-Chuan; Pan Zhongdang and So Clement.) Paper presented in the International Communication Association Annual Convention. Jerusalem, Israel, June 1998.



  • "Research on Press and Politics in Hong Kong: An Overview". (co-authored with So York Kee Clement) In Press and Politics in Hong Kong Case: from 1967 to 1997, ed. by Clement So and Joseph Chan. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5369.H72 P74 1999; UL HK Studies PN5369.H72 P74 1999)



  • "Reunification and Press Freedom in Hong Kong: The Xi Yang Case". (co-authored with To Yiu Ming) In Proceedings of Uncertain Future: Taiwan-Hong Kong-China Relations after Hong Kong's Return to Chinese Sovereignty, ed. by C.L. Chion and Leong Liew. pp.221-244. Hans, UK: A Shgate, 2000.



  • "Self-Censorship and Journalistic Ethnics in Hong Kong (in Chinese)." (co-authored with So Clement and Lee C.C.) Media Digest (RTHK, Hong Kong) Jan 1999, pp2-4.


  • Shifting Journalistic Paradigms: Mass Media and Political Transition in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Centre for Hong Kong Studies, Institute of Social Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1987.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H7O3 no.20; UL HK Studies DS796.H7O3 no.20)



  • Taking Both Sides into Consideration: Ambivalence in Public Opinion on Political Reform in Hong Kong. (co-authored with Lee Francis) Hong Kong SAR: The Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK, 2007.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies H62.5.H6 H62 no.186)



  • "The Audience in an Open and Media-Rich Environment: A Hong Kong Research Review." Paper presented in the Conference on Chinese Audience across Time and Space, organized by City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, April 2000



  • "The Political Economy of Public Service Broadcasting in Hong Kong: The Case of Radio Television Hong Kong." (co-authored with Leung Grace Lai Kuen) Paper presented in the Conference on Broadcasting Policy, organized by Shanghai University and London University, Shanghai, China, May 2006



  • "The Primacy of Local Interest and Press Freedom: A Survey Study of Hong Kong Journalists." (co-authored with Lee Francis) Paper presented in the International Communication Association, Canada, May 2008



  • "The Role of Mass Media in the Formation of a Rally-based Pro-democracy Movement in Hong Kong." (co-authored with Lee Francis) Media Asia (2007), pp.33-46.



  • "Through the Eyes of U.S. Media: Banging the Democracy Drum in Hong Kong". (co-authored with Lee Chin Chuan; Pan Zhongdang; and So Y.K. Clement) Journal of Communication vol.51 no.2 (2001), pp.345-365.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical P87 .A67)



  • "To Cheer for the Family: The Construction of Chinese Nationalism During the Hong Kong Handover."(co-authored with Pan Zhongdang; Lee Chin-chuan and So York Kee Clement) In Cultural Studies in China, ed. by Tao Dongfang and Jin Yuanpu. pp.40-68. China (Reprint): Renmin University, 2005.
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS779.23 .C85 2005)



  • "Transborder TV and Cultural Metropolitan Domination: The Impact of Hong Kong TV on Guangzhou Residents". Paper presented in the 7th National Communication Convention, organzied by Nanjing University, China. Nanjing, China, Oct 2001



  • "When Capitalist and Socialist Television Clash: The Impact of Hong Kong TV on Guangzhou Residents". In Money, Media and Power: Communication Patterns and Bureaucratic Control in Cultural China, ed. by Chin-Chuan Lee. Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 2000.



  • "Who Can Mobilize Hong Kong People to Protest? A Survey-based Study of Three Large-Scale Rallies." (co-authored with Lee Francis) In Political Crisis, Mobilization and Confrontation in China’s Hong Kong, ed. by Sing Ming. New York: M. E. Sharpe.



  • "Who Can Mobilize Hong Kong People to Protest? A Survey-Based Study of Three Large-Scale Rallies. (co-authored with Lee Francis) 14th Annual Convention of Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Center Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Center, 30, Beijing, China, July 2005



  • World Media Spectacle: International Coverage of the Hong Kong Handover. (co-authored with Lee Chin Chuan; Pan Zhongdang and So York Kee Clement.) Monograph presented to the International Communication Association Annual Convention. Jerusalem, Israel: International Communication Association, 1998.



  • 〈中、港、台新聞人員的蛻變〉,見《傳媒透視》,香港特別行政區:香港電台,2004年11月,頁1-3


  • 〈國際新聞的“馴化”:香港回歸新聞報導比較研究〉與李金銓、潘忠黨、蘇鑰機合著,發表於中華傳播學會年會,香港,2001年7月。



  • 〈從「九七」再出發的香港傳媒〉,見The Vision of Hong Kong,Seguire Chan編,Hong Kong:Chinese Christian Literature Council,1998,頁133-136。
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies DS779.23 .C85 2005)



  • 〈從九七再出發的香港傳媒〉,見《九七效應:香港、中國與太平洋》,吳國光編,香港:太平洋世紀研究所,1997,頁13-26
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H757 C5443 1997; UL HK Studies DS779.23 .C85 2005)



  • 〈民意激盪中的趨同與修正政治平行:香港2003 年七一大遊行個案分析〉與李立峰合著,《香港社會科學學報》,第31期 (2006年),頁71-96
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Periodical H8.C5 H75; CC Periodical H8.C5 H75)



  • 〈港式「人民力量」:七一的動員形態與民意政治的重構〉,見《香港文化研究》,吳俊雄、呂大樂、馬傑偉編,香港特別行政區:香港大學出版社,2005
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies DS796.H75 X528 2006; CC Reserve DS796.H75 X528 2006)



  • 〈經濟壓倒民主?一些回歸後民調數據的分析〉與李立峰合著,《二十一世紀》網絡版,第24期 (2004年3月)



  • 〈香港、澳門的廣播電視事業〉與馬傑偉合著,見《變遷中的香港、澳門大眾傳播事業》,行政院新聞局編,台灣:行政院新聞局,1996,頁97-134
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL P92.H6 P54 1996; UL HK Studies P92.H6 P54 1996)



  • 〈香港傳播研究的回顧與前瞻〉,見《傳播與社會發展》,朱立﹑陳韜文編,香港: 香港中文大學新聞與傳播學系,1992,頁417-442
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HM1206 .C53 1991; UL HK Studies HM1206 .C53 1991)



  • 〈香港的權力結構與新聞開放格局〉,《新聞與傳播研究》第4卷,第2期 (1997年),頁31-37
    (CUHK Library Call No: Available Online)



  • 《傳播與社會發展:香港中文大學新聞與傳播學系成立廿五周年紀念學術硏討會論文集》與朱立合編,香港:香港中文大學新聞與傳播學系,1992
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HM1206 .C53 1991; UL HK Studies HM1206 .C53 1991)



  • 《大眾傳媒與靑少年次文化:油脂羣探索》,香港:出版社不詳,198-
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL HKS Pamphlet Z691.C435 D34)



  • 《大眾傳播與市場經濟》與朱立、潘忠黨合編,香港:鑪峰學會,1997
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL P96.E25 T33 1997)



  • 《大陸、香港、台灣新聞人員對媒介角色的認知》與羅文輝、潘忠黨合著,台北:國立政治大學傳播學院曁發展中心,2001
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL P92.T25 C58 v.6)



  • 《新聞傳播教育對新聞人員的影響 : 大陸、臺灣和香港的比較研究》與羅文輝、潘忠黨合著,台北市:國立政治大學傳播學院研究暨發展中心,2003
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL P92.T25 C58 v.8)



  • 《解讀七一》,香港:明報出版社,2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL DS796.H757 Q49 2004; UL HK Studies DS796.H757 Q49 2004)



  • 《變遷中的大陸、香港、台灣新聞人員》與羅文輝合著,台灣台北:巨流出版社,2004
    (CUHK Library Call No: UL PN5364 .B53 2004; UL HK Studies PN5364 .B53 2004)


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