Grants

RGC HSSPFS (Humanities & Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme, Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council)

2020-2021   Principal Investigator, “Human Rights Museums in the Transpacific: A Comparative Study of Cultural Institutions for the Histories of Difference and Resistance,” RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (Project no. 32001019) (1/1/20 – 31/12/20; to be extended due to COVID-19 disruptions)

 

General Research Fund, Hong Kong Government Research Grants Committee (formerly CERG)

2019-2020   Principal Investigator, “A Cultural Study of Volunteer Traveling, Transnational Civic Participation and Youth Idealism: The Case of Voltra,” RGC GRF (Project no.: 12667618) (1/1/19 – 31/12/20)

2018-2019   Co-investigator, “Media and (Minority) Participation of South (East) Asian in Hong Kong” (PI: Lisa Leung), RGC GRF (Project no. LU131085) (1/1/18 – 31/12/19)

2017-2018   Principal Investigator, “Toward an Ethnic Cultural Citizenship: A Cultural Indicator and Mapping Study of Popular Arts Participation among South and South East Asian Youth in Hong Kong,” (Co-I: Audrey Yue), RGC GRF (Project no.: 12660516) (1/1/17 – 31/12/18)

2012-2014   Principal Investigator, “Visual Narratives and the Making of Ethnic Feelings: A Cultural Study of Affect, Ethnicity, and Practices of Social Recognition among South Asians in Hong Kong,” RGC GRF (Project no.: 340411) (1/1/12 – 31/12/14)

2009-2011   Co-investigator, “Creative Belonging: A Qualitative Study of Translocal Tactics of Cultural Negotiation among Ethnic Minority Youth,” (PI: Lisa Leung), RGC GRF (Project no.: LU341008) (1/1/09 – 30/6/11)

2008-2009   Principal Investigator, “Toward an Interconnected Cultural Citizenship: An Empirical Study of a Transborder Public Culture of Health in the Hong Kong-Guangdong Region,” RGC CERG (Project no.: LU142607) (1/1/08 – 31/12/09)

2006-2007   Principal Investigator, “Agents of Cultural Circulation: An Empirical Study of the Tourist Service Class as Cultural Intermediaries in the Pearl River Delta,” RGC CERG (Project no.: LU 1457/05H) (1/1/06 – 31/12/07)

2003-2005   Principal Investigator, “Transnational Text, Local Reading: A Reception Study of Harry Potter and the Formation of Middle-class Culture in Urban China,” (Co-I: Anthony Fung), RGC CERG (Project no.: 9040854)

1999-2001   Co-Investigator, “Popular Culture Consumption and Youth Identities in Hong Kong: Trajectories and Transitions,” (P.I. Anthony Fung), RGC CERG (Project no.: CityU 1056/99H)

 

RGC Strategic Public Policy Grant

2010-2014   Co-Investigator, “Mapping the Hong Kong Game Industry: Cultural Policy, Creativity and the Asian Market,” (PI: Anthony Fung), RGC Strategic Public Policy Grant (Project no.: 4001-SPPR-09) (1/1/2010 – 31/12/2014)

 

2020-2022  Co-investigator,“Exploring Creativity and Selves in Hong Kong’s Disabled Communities,” Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas (Project no. RC- FNRA-IG /19-20), Hong Kong Baptist University (HKD1,000,000; USD128,205)

2018-2020   Principal Investigator, “Transpacific Cultural Studies of Gender, Migration, and Rights,” Graduate School Multi-site Interdisciplinary Research Grant (Project no. 36-16-009), Hong Kong Baptist University

2018-2019   Principal Investigator, “New Transnational Youth Idealism and Volunteer Traveling: The Case of Voltra” (Project no. FRG2/16-17/089), Hong Kong Baptist University

2017-2019   Principal Investigator, “Open World Empire: The Cultural Politics of Interactivity in the Transpacific,” (Project no. FRG2/16-17/035), Hong Kong Baptist University

2016-2018   Co-investigator, “Negotiating Precarity and Youthful Mobility: Globalized Labor and the 417 Working Holiday Maker program,” School of Culture and Communication Research Incubator Scheme, University of Melbourne

2015-2016   Principal Investigator, “Toward an Ethnic Cultural Citizenship: A Cultural Indicator Study of Popular Arts Participation among South and Southeast Asian Youth in Hong Kong,” FRG Cat I (Project no. FRG1/15-16/004), Hong Kong Baptist University

2015-2017   Principal Investigator, “Youth’s Self-imaging of Body and Gender,” Institute of Creativity Grant, Hong Kong Baptist University

2013-2014   Principal Investigator, “Visual Narratives and the Making of Ethnic Feelings: A Cultural Study of Affect, Ethnicity, and Practices of Social Recognition among South Asians in Hong Kong,” Start-up Grant (Project no.: 38-40-140), Hong Kong Baptist University

2011-2013   Principal Investigator, “Visual Narratives and the Making of Ethnic Feelings: A Cultural Study of Affect, Ethnicity, and Practices of Social Recognition among South Asians in Hong Kong,” Direct Research Grant, Lingnan University (Project no.: DR11B5) (1/6/11 – 31/8/13)

2010-2012   Principal Investigator, “Sex/Text: A Netnographic Analysis of Internet Sex Chatting and ‘Vernacular Masculinity’ in Hong Kong,” Direct Research Grant, Lingnan University (Project no.: DR10C5) (1/8/10 – 31/1/12)

2009-2011   Principal Investigator, “Human Rights as Legal-cultural Struggles: Examining Three Landmark Cases and Issues in Post-1997 Hong Kong,” Direct Research Grant, Lingnan University (Project no.: DR09B2) (1/8/09 – 31/1/11)

2009-2010   Principal Investigator, “Reconstructing the Cultural Aspirations of Middle-classness among Young Adults: An Empirical Investigation,” Academic Programme Research Grant (Arts), Lingnan University (Project no.: DA09A8) (1/5/09 – 30/11/10)

2007-2008   Principal Investigator, “Toward an Interconnected Cultural Citizenship: An Empirical Study of a Transborder Public Culture of Health in the Hong Kong-Guangdong Region,” Direct Research Grant, Lingnan University (Project no.: DR07C2)

2007-2008   Principal Investigator, “Race, Culture and Law: A Study of the Formation of Subjecthood among Ethnic Minorities in Hong Kong,” Academic Programme Research Grant (Arts), Lingnan University (Project no.: DA07A6) (1/5/07 – 31/8/08)

2005-2006   Principal Investigator, “New Youth Digital Literacies in Mobile Communication: Text-Messaging among Hong Kong Young People,” Strategic Research Grant (with Co-investigator Angel Lin), City University of Hong Kong (Project no.: 7001745)

2004   Principal Investigator, “SARS, Civil Society and the Media: Toward a New Public Culture?,” FHS Research Grant, CityU (Project no.: CityU 9360095)

2004   FHS Research Enhancement Grant, CityU, with which to invite Professor Ien Ang (University of Western Sydney) as Visiting Scholar to CityU

2003   Principal Investigator, “Constructing ‘Managerial Masculinity’ in Hong Kong’s Corporate Culture: Views of Junior Male Employees,” Small-Scale Research Grant, CityU (Project no.: CityU 9030993)

2003   FHS Research Enhancement Grant, CityU, with which to invite Professor Siew Keng Chua (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) as Visiting Scholar to CityU

2001   Principal Investigator, Conference Grant for “An International Conference on Hong Kong and Beyond: East-West Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies,” Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, CityU

2001   Principal Investigator, Conference Grant for “An International Symposium on Communication and Critical Literacies in the Context of Education Reform,” Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, CityU

2000   Principal Investigator, Travel Grant, Center for International Studies, University of New Hampshire (UNH)

1998   Principal Investigator, Research Discretionary Fund, Office of the Vice President for Research and Public Service, UNH

1997   Principal Investigator, Liberal Arts Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, UNH

1997   Principal Investigator, Instructional Grant, Office of Health Education & Promotion, Health Services, Curriculum Infusion Initiative, UNH

1995   Principal Investigator, Faculty Development Grant, Women’s Studies, UNH

1994   Principal Investigator, Summer Faculty Fellowship, Graduate School, UNH

1994   Principal Investigator, Liberal Arts Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, UNH

1993   Principal Investigator, Liberal Arts Faculty Research Support Grant, UNH

1993   Co-investigator, Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Grant (with Terry Brown and Tim Nissen), University of Wisconsin–River Falls

1992   Principal Investigator, Faculty Research Grant, University of Wisconsin–River Falls

2000   Principal Investigator, Research Fund, Center for the Study of Media & Society, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, New York

1984   Full Exchange Scholarship to the U.S., Hong Kong Baptist College