Department of Journalism and Communication
Area(s) of Expertise
air pollution and climate change, media sociology, international communication, media and collective memory
Hongtao Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism & Communication and a Distinguished Young Scholar at Zhejiang University. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from City University of Hong Kong in February 2010. His research interests include air pollution and environmental politics, international communication, sociology of news, media and collective memory. He has published in a number of journals including Media, Culture & Society, International Journal of Press/Politics, Asian Journal of Communication, Chinese Journal of Communication, and Communication & Society (in Chinese), etc. Li has been the principle investigator of several projects, including a National Social Science Foundation project (Negotiating the National with the Local: Hong Kong Media’s Portrayal of Mainland China before and after the Handover) and a Ministry of Education Project (Remembering to Forget: Nanjing Atrocity as a Cultural Trauma in Contemporary China). In Airborne, he works with other colleagues to investigate the media debate of air pollution, the interface between scientists, media and the public, as well as eco-APPs and the transparency of environmental governance.