13-14 January 2020
Workshop on Comparative Studies of Asian Governance


Drawing upon evidence from big data and comparative survey research, scholars in this workshop will focus on a variety of issues of governance in Asian countries, including political values, attitudes, and perceptions, and new media discourse and censorship. The papers and presentations will speak to the (new) challenges Asian countries are facing today. 


Programme Rundown

Date :    13 – 14 January 2020 (Monday – Tuesday)

Venue:  Lee Ping Yuen Chamber (D801), 8/F, Lee Quo Wei Academic Building (Block D), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Time:    (Day 1) 14:00-17:45;  (Day 2) 09:30-12:45

[Day 1] 13 January 2020 (Monday)

14:00 – 14:15


14:15 – 14:30

Opening Remarks

Group Photo

14:30 – 15:30

Speaker 1: Professor Yu-tzung Chang and Dr Mark Weatherall

The Clash of Civilizations Revisited: A Comparative Study between East Asian Democracies and Australia

15:30 – 16:30

Speaker 2: Dr Shiru Wang

Populism, Values and Internet Exposure: Comparative Evidence from ABS Data

16:30 – 16:45


16:45 – 17:45

Speaker 3: Professor Pierre Landry

Interviewer Effects

18:00 – 20:00



[Day 2] 14 January 2020 (Tuesday)

09:30 – 10:30

Speaker 4: Dr Yongrong Cao, Dr Hsin-Che Wu* and Dr Min-Hua Huang

Cognitive Explanations of Indian Perceptions of China

*Corresponding Author

10:30 – 11:30

Speaker 5: Dr Gary Tang and Dr Edmund Cheng

Moderating effect of critical event on relationship between postmaterialism and perceived quality of election: The case of Hong Kong after Umbrella Movement

11:30 – 11:45


11:45 – 12:45

Speaker 6: Dr Huan-Kai Tseng, Dr Wayne Lee, Mr Osbern Huang and Professor Yu-tzung Chang

The Many Dimensions of Political Discourse on Taiwan among Chinese Netizens: An Analysis of 10 million Weibo posts

12:45 – 15:00




*This event was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No.: UGC/IDS14/17)