Signature Research Cluster

Lee Tien Tsung

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Political communication
  • Media credibility and effects
  • Diversity (gender and race) issues in media

Lin Shaoyang

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • The intellectual, literary and political histories in the East Asian Sinitic sphere (China and Japan) from the early modern period onward;
  • In particular, the late Qing Chinese intellectual history from both a global and, more specifically, an East Asian perspective;
  • The history of historiography in modern China and Japan ;
  • Sino-Japanese exchanges;
  • Comparative literature, and Critical Theory.

Hans-Georg Moeller

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Chinese and Comparative Philosophy (specifically Daoism)
  • Social and Political Thought (specifically Social Systems Theory)

Sun Yifeng

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Translation theory
  • Translation criticism
  • Intercultural studies
  • Comparative literature
  • English & American literature and literary theory

João Veloso

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Phonology
  • Theoretical models in Phonology
  • Formal Phonology
  • Descriptive Phonology of Portuguese
  • Comparative Linguistics
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Language and Variation
  • Element Phonology
  • Sociophonetics
  • Phonology-Morphology, Phonology-Lexicon, Phonology-Phonetics
  • Prosody
  • Phonological change and variation

Wang Di

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Modern China
  • Chinese Social and Cultural History
  • Chinese Urban History
  • Chinese Secret Societies

Wang Qingjie

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Contemporary European Philosophy, esp. Heidegger’s Philosophy and Hermeneutics
  • East-West Comparative Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Ethics and Moral Philosophy

Zhang Yue

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Classical Chinese literature
  • Sinology studies

Nevia Dolcini

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Self-Deception and Irrational Beliefs;
  • Epistemic Contextualism;
  • Theory of Indexical Reference.

Richard Fitzgerald

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Membership Categorisation Analysis
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Discourse Analysis of Broadcast Media

Fu Xiaoqing, Maggie

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • FinTech
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Banking
  • Responsible Innovation
  • Corporate Governance

Rob Law

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Smart Tourism
  • Website Evaluation and eWOM Analysis
  • Technology Management and Applications
  • Computer-Assisted Education

Rostam J. Neuwirth

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • International Economic Law / International Trade Law / WTO Law
  • European Union (EU) Law
  • Transnational Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law & Technology
  • Cultural Heritage Law / Creative Industries / Creative Economy / Cultural Diversity
  • Comparative Law
  • Legal Oxymora and Legal Theory

Liu Jianhong

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • International and Comparative Criminology
  • Comparative Criminal Justice
  • Empirical Study of Criminal Law
  • Community and Crime
  • Drugs and Crimes
  • Research Methodology and Social Statistics

Wong Seng Fat, Alfred

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics
  • Smart City
  • Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
  • Applied RFID Technology in Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Knowledge Management and Production Management
  • Innovative Product Design
  • Condition Monitoring System
  • Proton Electrolytic Membrane Fuel Cells
  • CAD/CAM Systems
  • Optical Instrumentation for Manufacturing Processes

Zhou Mingming

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Self-Regulated Learning, Metacognition, Achievement Motivation
  • Innovative Research Methods in Education and Psychology
  • Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Emotion, Self-identity

Yu Xingzhong

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  •  Chinese law and legal history
  •  Social theory
  •  Comparative legal philosophy
  •  Constitutional law
  •  Cultural studies of law

João Ilhão Moreira

Junior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • International Arbitration
  • Civil Procedure
  • Regulation
  • Socio-Legal Studies
  • Competition Law
  • Gaming Law

Lai Neng Rose

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Option Pricing Models
  • Risk Management
  • Real Estate Finance and Economics
  • Behavioral Finance

Lam Iok Fong, Agnes

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Journalism/Journalistic Writing
  • History of Press/Communication
  • Interpersonal and Group Communication
  • Mass Communication
  • Oral Communication/Public Speaking
  • Event Planning

So Siu-Ian, Amy

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Smart tourism development and marketing
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Overcrowding tourism
  • Tourism and Hospitality marketing and branding
  • Tourism planning and development
  • Tourist behavior
  • Integrated resort marketing and management
  • Social media marketing
  • Career planning, counseling and development in hospitality industry
  • Tourism and hospitality education

So Kee-long, Billy

Adjunct Chair Professor

Research Interests

  • Chinese legal history and legal culture
  • Chinese business history and business culture
  • Institutional economic history of China
  • Comparative studies of Meiji Japan and modern China
  • Comparative history of publishing; comparative studies of constitutional theories
  • Historical cultural contacts between China and other societies

Ung Oi Lam, Carolina

Junior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Regulatory science in medical and pharmaceutical products
  • Evidence base about traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • Community health and chronic disease management
  • Social and administrative pharmacy

Wong Ka Ki Katrine

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Music in theatre
  • English Renaissance Drama
  • Macao Studies

Wu Man Sze Anise

Senior Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Behavioral addiction (e.g., gambling disorder, gaming disorder, Internet addiction, problematic smartphone use, and excessive spending)
  • Alcohol and other substance use
  • Posthumous organ donation
  • Physical and mental wellbeing of Chinese elderly

Xu Jianhua

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Crime and Migrant Workers in China
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Urban Sociology
  • Policing
  • Victimology
  • Social Problems in China

Excellence Publication Scheme


Xu Jianhua

Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Crime and Migrant Workers in China
  • Sociology of Crime and Deviance
  • Urban Sociology
  • Policing
  • Victimology
  • Social Problems in China