CV


CURRICULUM VITAE

XINZHI ZHANG, Ph.D. (張昕之)

Department of Journalism, School of Communication, 
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR. 
Tel: +852-3411-6559; email: xzzhang2@gmail.com 

Webpage at HKBUhttp://www.jour.hkbu.edu.hk/people/dr-xinzhi-zhang/
ResearchGatehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xinzhi_Zhang3

  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2009 - 2013).
    • M.A. with Distinction in Communication and New Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2008 - 2009). 
    • B.A. in Broadcasting Journalism, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China (2004 - 2008). 
    • Shenzhen Experimental Middle School, Shenzhen, China (1998 - 2004). 
  • Research Interests 

    • New media & society: comparative political communication, social movement, new media and social change in comparative perspectives, languages and social interaction 
    • Digital humanities: social network analysis, text mining, data-driven storytelling, data visualization, films and storytelling, multimedia content production  
  • Academic Appointments  

    • Oct 2016 - Present. Research Assistant Professor. Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. 
    • July 2014 - Sep 2016. Lecturer. School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.  
    • Jan 2014 - June 2014. Lecturer (part-time). Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 
    • Sep 2013 - Feb 2014. Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.  
  • Management Appointments 

    • May 2017 - Present. Associate Programme Director, The Interdisciplinary Concentration of "Data and Media Communication," Department of Journalism & Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University. 
    • Aug 2015 - Mar 2016. Committee 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, Student Representative by Nomination. The Graduate Study Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 
    • Sep 2008 – Aug 2009, Student Representative by Election. M.A. in Communication and New Media Program, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
    • Sep 2005 - Aug 2006, Chairperson and Actor, University Stage Drama Society, Guangzhou University, China. 
  • Academic Publications

  • Section A: Representative SSCI and peer-reviewed publications (new media and social change, comparative political communication, social media and digital journalism) 
  1. Zhang, X. (accepted). Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. In Shen, et al. edited. Social Media Processing (SMP 2017), Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer, Singapore. [EI].

  2. 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. [Web of Science ESCI, Scopus

  3. 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 - Area Studies; * corresponding author].  

  4. 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. [Q2 in SSCI - Political Science].

  5. 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 - Business]. 

  6. 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. [Q2 in SSCI - Communication]. 
  • Section B: SSCI journal publications
  1. 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. [Q2 in SSCI - Communication] 

  2. 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, doi: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319070. [SSCI - Communication]. 

  3. 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, 56289–294doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.055. [Q1 in SSCI - Psychology]. 

  4. 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 - Communication]. 

  5. 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 - Communication]. 

  6. 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. [Q1 in SSCI - Communication].
  • Section C: Peer-reviewed publications in English
  1. 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. [Web of Science ESCI, Scopus]. 
  • Section D: Peer-reviewed publications in Chinese
  1. 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. [in Chinese, TSSCI, Taiwan]. 

  2. Zhang, X. (2010). The impact of online social networking on university students’ civic participation: A case of two universities in Southern China (社交網站使用與大學生公民參與行爲之關係:以中國南部兩所高校爲例). In G. Zhang (Ed.), Communication in e-Society: Innovation, collaboration, and responsibility (張國良主編:e社會傳播:創新·合作·責任) (pp. 95-115). Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press (上海人民出版社), in Chinese.  
  • Section E: Selected Peer-reviewed International Major Conference Presentations
  1. 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 (SMP2017), Beijing, China, 14 – 17 September, 2017.

  2. Zhang, X. (2017) Visualization, technologies, or the public?  A text mining analysis of the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017. 

  3. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2017). Extending the Gamson hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political participation: A cross-polity study. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.

  4. Zhang, X. (2016). The effects 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

  9. 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.

  10. 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. [Political Communication Division Travel Grant]

  11. Zhang, X., & Lin, W.-Y. (2014) Bowling alone or together? Social media uses, organizational membership, and political participation. Paper presented at the ICA 2014 Pre-conference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Values, Digital Politics, and Civic Well-Being, Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014. [Division Travel Grant]

  12. 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.

  13. 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. [Best Student Paper Award, the Political Communication Interest Group] 

  14. 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 Convention of National Communication Association (NCA). D.C., the U.S., Nov 21-24, 2013. 

  15. 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, the U.K., June 17-21, 2013.

  16. 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, the U.K., June 17-21, 2013.

  17. 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, the U.S., Aug 9-12, 2012.

  18. 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, the U.S., May 24-28, 2012.

  19. 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, the U.S., 13-16 August 2011.

  20. 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.

  21. 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, the U.S., Nov 17-19, 2011.

  22. Zhang, X. (2011). Twenty years of internet and civic engagement: A review beyond hypes and hopes. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). St. Louis, the U.S., 9-13 August 2011. 
  • Section F: Selected Professional Publications (Professional Journal Articles, Book Reviews, Media Contributions
  1. Zhang, X. (2014). A Book Review on "Democracy on Trial: Social Movements and Cultural Politics in Postauthoritarian Taiwan," by Ya-Chung Chuang. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2013. The China Review, 14(2), (Fall 2014), 265-269. 

  2. Zhang, X. (2014). “Who is the singer?” A social network analysis on the song covering network of the Chinese TV Reality Show “I am the Singer” (“誰是歌手?”對內地電視選秀節目《我是歌手》競演翻唱曲目的社會網絡分析). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2014(4). Fulltext: http://app3.rthk.hk/mediadigest/content.php?aid=1484

  3. Zhang, X. (2013). Four theoretical frameworks to analyze the Edward Snowden Incident (斯諾登事件之四重邏輯:政府-公民關係,政治表達,國際關係,與隱私權利). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2013(7), 4-5. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20130715_76_123002.html

  4. Zhang, X. (2012). The analyze on the appreciation index and cognition rates of Hong Kong TV Drama: 1998-2009 (從電視欣賞指數歷年數據概述香港電視劇集特徵與收視情況). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2012(6), 16-17. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20120613_76_122880.html

  5. Zhang, X. (2012). On the banned TV drama When the Heaven Burns in mainland China (簡評香港劇集《天與地》在內地禁播事件). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2012(1), 6-7. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20120113_76_122823.html

  6. Zhang, X. (16 Aug, 2011). When people from mainland China like to donate in Hong Kong?   (內地人爲何去香港捐款). Southern Metapolitan Daily [南方都市報 – 南都早茶評論]. p. 2. Fulltext: http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/65/86530f307772e956/Blog/a28/e1dfee.html

  7. Zhang, X. (2010). A review on the media’s performance during Manila hostage incident (媒體、挾持者、政府 ─ 「8•23」菲律賓人質事件反思). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2010(9), 3-4. Fulltext: http://www.rthk.org.hk/mediadigest/20100914_76_122652.html

  8. Zhang, X. (2010). Comparing the content regulations of TV drama between mainland China and Hong Kong: A case of criminal drama (中港電視劇內容管理管窺:以警匪、犯罪、涉案題材為例). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2010(4), 4-5. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20100422_76_122599.html

  9. Zhang, X. (2010). The impact of online social networking on university students’ civic participation: A case of two universities in Southern China (社交網站使用與大學生公民參與行爲之關係:以中國南部兩所高校爲例). In G. Zhang (Ed.), Communication in e-Society: Innovation, collaboration, and responsibility (e社會傳播:創新·合作·責任) (pp. 95-115). Shanghai: Shanghai People’s Press.

  10. Zhang, X. (2009). The media coverage of “Green Dam” software incident in mainland China (中國內地「綠壩」軟體風波始末:從官方到民眾—七大主角的網路媒介話語博弈). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2009(7), 4-5. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20090715_76_122313.html

  11. Zhang, X. (2009). On the citizen journalism during the “Aug. 8th” Typhoon & Flood Disaster in Taiwan (風雨同舟.守衛家園—試析台灣公民媒體對「八八水災」的報導). Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2009(9), 10-11. Fulltext: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20090915_76_122370.html
  • Teaching Experience 

    • Teaching Experience at HK Baptist U (Oct 2016 – Present) 
    1. COMM7190 Issues and Cases in Mass Communication (postgraduate level, for MA in Communication)
    2. COMM7xxx Big Data Analytics for Media and Communication (postgraduate level, for MA in Communication, course proposer, approved)
    3. JORM 4204 Journalism and Society (associated degree, for the College of International Education) 
    • Teaching Experience at PolyU SPEED (Sep 2014 – Aug 2016)
    1. SPD4488 Integrated Study - Final Year Research Project supervision for the BA (Hons) in Professional Communication Program
    2. SPD4458 Integrated Study - Final Year Research Project supervision for the BA (Hons) in Marketing & Public Relations Program
    3. SPD4347 Languages, Cultures, and Communication 
    4. SPD2325 Mass Media and Society (subject proposer)   
    5. SPD2315 Films and Storytelling (subject leader)
    6. SPD2314 Culture and Ways of Life (subject leader)
    7. SPD2312 Contemporary China  
    8. SPD2303 Introduction to Communication
    • Teaching Experience at CityU (Jan 2014 - Apr 2014)
    1. COM3109 International Communication (undergraduate level, for BA (Hons) in Media and Communication) 
    2. COM5502 Multimedia Communication (postgraduate level compulsory subject for the postgraduate program of MA in Communication and New Media) 
  • Grants

    1. May 2017. Start-Up Grants for Newly Recruited Academics. University Research Committee, Hong Kong Baptist University. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [100,000 HKD]
    2. Feb 2017. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. [15,000 HKD]
    3. Dec 2016. "Effects of Freedom Restoration, Language Variety, and Issue Type on Psychological Reactance: An Experimental Study of Health Promotion Messages in Hong Kong." Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). [49,752 HKD]
    4. Mar 2016. Short-term Staff Development Activities Grant, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. [10,000 HKD] 
    5. Mar 2014. Travel Grant, “New Media and Citizenship in Asia,” 2014 International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, Seattle, the U.S. [800 USD].
    6. Mar 2014. Travel Grant, Political Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA), the Annual Convention, Seattle, the U.S. [500 USD]. 
    7. Jan 2012. Research Expense Grant for Doctoral Dissertation. Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong [15,000 HKD].
    8. Jun 2013. Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2013 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), London, England [12,000 HKD]. 
    9. May 2012. Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S. [12,000 HKD].
    10. Nov 2011. Research Activities Fund, Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, the U.S. [10,000 HKD].
    11. Sep 2009 - Aug 2013. University Grants Council (UGC) Scholarship, Hong Kong. 

  • Awards & Honors

    1. May 2013. McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication (with Feifei Zhang at Syracuse University, U.S.), awarded by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). 
    2. Oct 2012 – Aug 2013. Research Tuitionship Scholarship (RTS), awarded by Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong [42,096 HKD] 
    3. Sep 2012. Outstanding Academic Performance Award (OAPA), awarded by Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong [1,000 HKD]  
    4. Mar 2011. Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies Scholarships, awarded by City University of Hong Kong [60,000 HKD]. 
    5. Oct 2010. Gold Paper Award (1st place), awarded by the 2nd Postgraduate Student Symposium of the Chinese Journalism and Communication Consortium (co-hosted by City University of Hong Kong, Communication University of China, Fudan University, and National Taiwan University) [1,000 RMB]. 
    6. Apr 2010. Outstanding Academic Paper by Students (OAPS), awarded by Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong [800 HKD].
    7. Best Student Paper Award, awarded by Chinese Association of Communication (CAC) Annual Conference and the Global Communication Forum, Shanghai, China.
  • Services, Qualifications, and Research Skills 
    • Academic-related activities & community services 
    1. Article Reviewer for the below peer-reviewed academic journals: 
      • American Journal of Political Science (SSCI)
      • Mass Communication & Society (SSCI)
      • International Journal of Public Opinion Research (SSCI)
      • International Journal of Communication (SSCI) 
      • New Media & Society (SSCI)
      • Political Communication (SSCI)
      • Social Science Computer Review (SSCI) 
      • International Political Science Review (SSCI)
      • Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (SSCI) 
      • Information, Communication, and Society (SSCI)
      • Youth & Society (SSCI)
      • Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (SSCI)
      • Telematics and Informatics (SSCI)
      • Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI)

    2. 2013 - Present. Ad-hoc Research Paper Reviewer: Annual Convention of International Communication Association (ICA). 
    • Other Qualifications/Specialties
      • Jun 2006: Dreamweaver (MX) Website Designer Certificate, awarded by Adobe China
      • Mar 2006: Piano Performance Examination Certificate (Armature) Level 10 (Top level), awarded by China National Musician Association, China 
      • Mar 1999 – current: Jazz Drum Player & Keyboard Player: 10+ years of (part-time) live performance of rock n’ roll bands, with music genres covering Hard Rock, R&B, Funk, and Fusion Jazz

    • Research and Professional Skills
      • Statistical & Data Analytics Packages: R, Python, STATA, SPSS, AMOS, Jupyter Notebook, cloud computing 
      • Multivariate Statistical Analysis: General Linear Modeling (OLS Regression, ANOVA), Generalized Linear Modeling (Logit Models, Structural Equation Modeling, Multilevel Mixed Modeling)  
      • Data Visualization: R, Gephi, Tableau,  Google Fusion Table
      • Social Network Analysis: Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGM) 
      • Research Methods: Survey, Experimental Design, Content Analysis, Focus-group Interview, Critical Discourse Analysis 
      • Multimedia Content Production: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Multimedia Packages (Audition, Premiere, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), CorelDraw. 
      • Languages: Mandarin (Native), Cantonese (Native), English (Excellent), French (Elementary)