Birds of a Feather: Cross-group Interaction between Mainland and Local University Students in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
Birds of a Feather: Cross-group Interaction between Mainland and Local University Students in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Dr Tian, Xiaoli   (Principal investigator)
Duration
15
Start Date
2015-09-15
Completion Date
2016-12-14
Amount
210640
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Social Inclusion, Interaction, Social Network, Immigration, University Life
Discipline
Sociology
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
HKU Project Code
2014.A8.027.15B
Grant Type
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2. To compare the university life at different universities in Hong Kong, in order to determine whether the self-segregation of Mainlanders and locals is related to the organization of university life, such as student accommodations and curriculum arrangements. 3. To investigate how the use of Social Networking Sites, such as Facebook and Renren, influence cross-group interaction. 4. To better understand how group segregation is influenced by the broader social context, such as the recent Hong Kong–China conflicts. To what extent does the recent political climate in Hong Kong influence students’ motivation for cross-group interaction? 5. To build on existing theories of group segregation and social integration to derive theoretical insights about how group boundaries could be broken and possible ways to facilitate new bonding categories for other types of group cohesion.