About The Centre for Cultural Studies

The Centre for Cultural Studies (CCS) was established in August 2014 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) within the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies (CRS), replacing the Centre for Culture and Development (established in November 2008). The aim of the Centre is to serve as a platform for the promotion of research activities in the field of cultural studies.


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Research and Other Projects

Impact Case Studies: Art and Social Change

Principal Investigator: Prof. LIM Kok Wai, Benny


Funding Source: Project Impact Enhancement Fund (PIEF), CUHK

Funding Amount: HKD 210,000

Project abstract:

This project will focus on arts for seniors and apply the research outcomes to specific projects in collaboration with an arts organization working with seniors in Hong Kong. The project has launched an open-access book project titled, Empower Arts, Animate Communities (co-edited by Benny Lim and Oscar Ho) in October 2021. The book documents all six editions of the Forum on Community Arts organized between 2014 and 2020. The comprehensive documentation includes the rationale of each forum and the summaries of the keynote speeches. Besides the documentation, the book has also included 13 new articles written by international scholars/practitioners on community arts. The project also led to the organization of two forums on art and social change in May 2021 and March 2022 respectively, where participants share their current practice and research on community arts as well as arts and ageing. The project will proceed to develop and document impact projects between 2023 and 2025.

Click here for details: https://communityarts.crs.cuhk.edu.hk/  

“Bullet Screen” for Virtual Teaching and Learning: An Innovation for Online Collaborative Video Analysis

Principal supervisor: Prof. TAN Jia

Co-supervisors: Prof. CHUNG Peichi, Dr. LI Tiecheng

Sep 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023

Funding Source: Funding Scheme for Virtual Teaching and Learning, CUHK

Funding Amount: HKD 300,000

Project abstract:

The goal of this project is to develop and implement an online tool for video analysis as a virtual teaching and learning activity using the innovative function of “bullet screen”. Bullet screen, or danmu (彈幕), is a popular function in Asian video sharing websites where users can submit, view, and add textual commentaries flying in and out of screen like bullets while watching the videos online. The bullet screen as a learning tool enables students to watch the video at one’s own pace, pause anytime, and make comments in a virtual setting. Furthermore, it is designed to optimize collaborative online learning with video by encouraging interactions among students and between students and teacher while watching the videos as well as during face-to-face teaching by facilitate in-depth discussions of what was watched. The students can upload videos for others to comment on, which engages students to be partners in teaching and teaching development. As videos are increasingly effective across science, engineering, and humanities, this project serves as a pilot study that has the potential to be adopted by other courses university-wide for future uses. Ultimately, this project aims to develop a learning tool with bullet screen functions which is optimal for virtual as well as mixed-mode teaching and learning.

Click here for details: https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/proj/bulletscreen/

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