Dr. Alex Chan Lih-shing

Dr. Chan Lih-shing is a Lecturer with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). As a recipient of postgraduate research scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, he studied at the Graduate School of Social Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto and obtained his PhD in media studies.

Dr. Chan's research interests are multi-disciplinary. Through the study of the minority media as an ethnic organization, his doctoral dissertation was a theoretical exploration of ethnicity and media, integrating the anthropological accounts of Benedict Anderson, T.H. Eriksen and Frederic Barth with the critical political economy studies of media, to provide a holistic understanding of ethnicized communications and its implication on social policies.


  • PhD in Sociology (Doshisha University‚ Japan)
  • MA (University of Science‚ Malaysia)
  • BASc (University of Science‚ Malaysia)


  • Media and Communication
  • Youth Studies
  • Poverty
  • Ethnicity and Multi-culturalism


  • PPG6003 Strategic Communication
  • SSC2190 Cross-cultural Communication
  • COC1023 Oral Tradition of Hong Kong History


Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

梁展慶和章力行(2015):性慾“𡃁模“:後女性主義的女性情慾建構?,黃慧貞和蔡寶瓊編,性/別政治與本土起義,(pp. 137-149),香港,商務印書館。

Chan, L.S. and Liong, C.C. (2014). Consuming Fantasy: Interpreting the Media Projection and the Consumption of (Trans-) local Sexual Content among Hong Kong Young Men. In A. Tillmann and T. Hug (Eds.), Medialisierung und Sexualisierung: Vom Umgang mit Körperlichkeit und Verkörperungsprozessen im Zuge der Digitalisierung (pp. 6-23). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.

Journal Articles:

Chan, L.S. (2017)(forthcoming). Beyond the nationalist narrative: Contextualising the history of the overseas Chinese press in Japan. Asian Studies Review.

Chan, L.S. and Chou, K.L. (2017). A survey of asset poverty among older adults of Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1674-5.

Chan, L.S. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Poverty in old age: Evidence from Hong Kong. Ageing and Society. DOI:

Chan, L.S. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Immigration, living arrangement and the povertyrRisk of older adults in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Welfare, 25(3), 247-258. DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12187.

梁展慶和章力行(2015)性慾“?模”: 後女性主義的女性情慾建構?黃慧貞和蔡寶瓊編,性/別政治與本土起義,香港,商務印書館, pp. 137-149.

Chan, L.S. and Liong, C.C. (2012). Gender implications of the characterization of female teen models in the Hong Kong print media. Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences, 42, 83-96.

Chan, L.S. (2007). Multiculturalism, citizenship and ethnic minority media in Japan. Doshisha Journal of Media & Communication Research, 4, 75-87.

Chan, L.S. (2006). The representation of Chinese identity through Chinese ethnic minority press in Japan. International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, 6(3), 19-26.