Traversing the frontier: Socio-cultural impacts of mainland Chinese day-tripping in Hong Kong’s border towns


Grant Data
Project Title
Traversing the frontier: Socio-cultural impacts of mainland Chinese day-tripping in Hong Kong’s border towns
Principal Investigator
Dr Zhang, Jiajie   (Principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2017-01-01
Completion Date
2018-12-31
Amount
281600
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
cross-border mobility, parallel-trading, identity, Chinese tourists, Hong Kong
Discipline
Cultural Studies / Cultural Policy,Social Policy
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS)
HKU Project Code
27608216
Grant Type
Early Career Scheme (ECS)
Funding Year
2016/2017
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 To observe the bordering practices between ‘hosts’ and ‘guests’ and how identities are performed in these frontier spaces. 3 To gain a systematic assessment of antagonistic attitudes towards mainland Chinese shoppers in the aforementioned border towns. 4 To understand how host societies make sense of the Chinese ‘others’ and how their perceptions are (re)presented in various social media. 5 To develop a research methodology appropriate for studying cross-border mobilities and their impacts on host societies.