Grey Liu is a first-year research student at University of Warwick, Centre for Media and Cultural Policy Studies. He was a research assistant at The University of Hong Kong, Department of Sociology in 2016 – 2017. Grey has experience in digital marketing and public relation in Hong Kong and China, including private sector and public service.
Grey’s proposed research project aims to study young workers in creative industries, to understand their rationality of work and career in neoliberal capitalist society. By using qualitative approaches, he will compare the data in the UK and Hong Kong in order to understand how different socio-political context affect the nature of creative work, causing the differences in the condition of creative labour. He is honoured to have Dr David Wright and Dr Chris Bilton to supervise this research project.
Past research experience
In 2016, Grey was a member of the research team at The University of Hong Kong, Department of Sociology. He was responsible for two research projects concerning the development of cultural and creative industries (CCI) in Hong Kong. Altogether the research team conducted interviews and field visits with over 50 practitioners of different profiles. The data is analysed and submitted to Hong Kong Government, Central Policy Unit. The research projects end with a presentation and discussion in a public policy forum in HKU, involving local and international renowned scholars, participants from different creative sectors, government officials and general public. Details here.
Beside working for the university, Grey started a research project on ethnic minorities in Hong Kong. By conducting interviews and ethnographic observations, his research investigated the relationship between community art participation and cultural inclusion for ethnic minorities. In his paper, he also discussed the post-colonial identity struggle and the conflicts between ethnic minorities’ culture and public participation in community art programmes. The completed report will be published by The University of Hong Kong Scholars Hub and will be available soon.
Hong Kong Anthropological Society
- MSocSc (Distinction) in Media, Culture and Creative Cities, The University of Hong Kong
- BSocSc (Distinction) in Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University