Prof. Huang Yu

Dean /Professor

Prof. Huang Yu  received his Ph.D from the University of Westminster, U.K in 1993. Since 1994, he has been teaching in the School of Communication.

His current research interests include: Mass media in Hong Kong and mainland China, Media representation/construction, Social relation and media changes, Political economy of media/communication studies, News/media and social development, Media and Chinese nationalism.

Tel: (852)3411 7382

Teaching and supervision

  • Chinese News Writing & Reporting
  • Analytical & Opinion Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Reporting Laboratory
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Print Journalism
  • Media & Communication in Chinese Societies
  • Issues and cases in Media Communication
  • Supervising PhD, Mphil and MA students

Selected Recent Publications or Creative Works


  • (with C. C. Lee, Zhou He). "Chinese Party Publicity Inc. conglomerated: the case of the Shenzhen Press Group", in Media, Culture & Society. Vol. 28(4): 581-602.


  • (with Christine Leung). "Western-Led Press Coverage of Mainland China and Vietnam during The SARS Crisis: Reassessing the Concept of 'Media Representation of the Other'", in Asian Journal of Communication. Vol 15, No. 3, November 2005, pp. 302- 318.


  • “Muddling through media commercialization: The case of China”. In American Review of China Studies, Spring/Fall 2004, Vol. 5, pp.29-40.


  • (with C.C. Lee) "Media Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the 1990s". Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, No. 50, June 2003, pp.49-79.
  • (with X. Yu). “Broadcasting and Politics: Chinese Television in the Mao Era (1958-1976)”, in Toby Miller (ed.) Television: Critical Concept in Media and Cultural Studies, Routledge: 2003, Volume I, Chapter 18 (originally published in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 17, 4, 1997, pp.563-79).


  • “Approaching ‘Pareto Optimality’? - A critical analysis of media-orchestrated Chinese nationalism”. Intercultural Communication Studies, Vol. XI.1:69-87
  • [with J. Zhu] “Weak links within a centralized national system: Inter-provincial relations via-a-vis news coverage from 1955 to 1996”. The China Review, 1.2(Spring):119-141
  • [with S. Guo] “Hybridized discourse: Social Openness and function of English media in post-Mao China”. World Englishes, 21.2:217-230 , 1.2(Spring):119-141

Academic & Professional Services

2006- Editor, Chinese Journal of Communication and Society (Refereed Journal)

2005- Editorial Board Member, China Media Research (English quarterly Journal) 

2002- Editorial Board, Envisage: A Journal Book of Chinese media studies

2001- Adviser. RTHK, TV Program

2000- External Examiner. Journalism Program, Shu Ren and Chu Hai Colleges

1999- External examiner for Ph.D. and MPhil students for local and overseas Universities

1997- Manuscript/book Reviewer for various academic journals and publishers