Yik Chan Chin


Dr. Yik Chan Chin is the Associate Professor at the Beijing Normal University's School of Journalism and Communication. (email: yik-chan.chin@bnu.edu.cn)

Following an undergraduate degree in computer science, she pursued postgraduate studies in media and communication studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and Ph.D. at the University of Westminster. Before joining the BNU, Dr. Chin worked in the Department of Media and Communication at XJTLU, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster, University of Oxford’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and Hong Kong Baptist University’s Department of Journalism. Dr. Chin researches in the areas of Internet Governance, Media and Communication Policy, Regulation and Law. She has incorporated an inter-disciplinary research approach, which brings the fore the technological, political, constitutional, and cultural contexts in which the media is embedded, and incorporating multidisciplinary theories to explain how these social foundations contribute to the variations of media and communication systems, media and communication policies, rules and governance. Her current research project has focused on the Governance of the Internet and Social Media Ethics in China.

Dr. Chin has authored or co-authored many articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed media and legal journals and books, her most recent research monograph Television Regulation and Media Policy in China was published in 2016 by Routledge.
  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. , University of Westminster, - 2006
    • M.A. , Goldsmiths College, University of London, - 2001
    • B.S. , Chinese University of Hong Kong, - 1997
  • Experience

    • 2020 - Present Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Beijing Normal University
    • 2017-2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communication, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    • 2012 -2017,Research Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
    • 2010- 2012, Nottingham Advance Research Fellow, School of Law,University of Nottingham
    • 2007 –2010,Shell Fellow in Media Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
    • 2005 –2007 Research Fellow, Communication and Media Research Institute, University of Westminster
  • Research interests

    • 1) Internet and Governance; 2) Media and Communication Policy; 3) Regulation and Law; and 4) Globalisation
  • Articles

    • Minna Aslama Horowitz, Alessandro D'arma and Yik Chan Chin (2020) Advocating for public service media: Scholarship and praxis, Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture Volume 11 Number 2: 129–133
    • Chin, Yik Chan (2018) Legitimation of Media Regulation in China, Chinese Political Science Review, 3(2), 172-194.
    • Chin, Yik Chan & Chen, Changfeng 2017 'Internet Governance: Exploration of an Integrated Approach (互联网治理:一种综合路径的探索)', Global Media Journal, vol. 4, no. 2, p. 4-31
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2015 'Constitutional rights and truth and fair comment defences in Chinese right to reputation lawsuits', Media and Arts Law Review, vol. 20, no. , p. 422-45
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2014 'Privilege and Public Opinion Supervision Defenses in China's Right to Reputation Litigation', Media and Arts Law Review, vol. 19, no. , p. 276-299
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2013 'Regulating social media, regulating life (and lives)', Rhodes Journalism Review, vol. , no. , p.
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2012 'Public Service Broadcasting, Public Interest and Individual Rights in China', Media, Culture and Society, vol. 34, no. 7, p. 898–912
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2011 'Policy Process, Policy Learning, and the Role of Provincial Media in China', Media, Culture and Society, vol. 33, no. 2, p. 193-210
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2003 'The Nation-state in A Globalizing Media Environment: China's regulatory policies on transborder TV drama flow', Javnost, vol. 10, no. 4, p. 75-94
  • Proceedings

    • Chin, Yik Chan and Chen, Changfeng (2017) Internet Governance: Exploration of Power Relationship. Proceeding of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network Annual Symposium, December 2017. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3107239.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Chin, Yik Chan 2016 Television Regulation and Media Policy in China, Routledge,
  • Chapters, cases, readings and supplements

    • Chin, Yik Chan (2020) Internet governance in China: the network governance approach In Dragan Pavlićević and Zhengxu Wang (eds.) Social Relations and Political Development in China: Change and Continuity in the ‘New Era’, London: Routledge
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2014, 'Policy Process, Policy Learning, and the Role of Provincial Media in China' in (eds) Chinese Media, Routledge, pp.
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2012, 'Public Service: New Paradigms of Policy, and Reform in China' in Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Jeanette Steemers (eds) Regaining the Initiative for Public Service Media: RIPE@2011 Reader, NORDICOM, pp. 149-166
    • Chin, Yik Chan 2007, 'From the local to the global: China's TV policy in Transition' in (eds) Internationalization of the Chinese TV Sector, Lit Verlag, pp. 221-240
  • Grants

    • Principal Investigator, 2009-2011, British Academy Research Grants on “Chinese Broadcasting Policymaking in Transition (2009-2010): Actors, Structure and Process”
    • European Commission, 2010-2012,Project Grants on “Protecting the media through the law” (a collaborative project between the Greater China Centre and the Programme of Comparative Media Law and Policy in Oxford)
    • Principal Investigator, 2010-2012, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Research Grants on “Researching Law in Society in China: The interplay between the law and media in defamation litigation (1992-2009)”
    • Principal Investigator,2015-2017, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, General Research Fund (GRF),“Social Media in China: the network governance perspective”
    • Principal Investigator,2016-2017, Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty Research Grants (FRG), “Social Media in the People’s Republic China: the policy and regulatory perspective”
    • Principal Investigator, 2018 - 2021, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Research Development Fund (RDF), “Big Data Ethics in China’s Social Media Sector”
    • 课题组成员, 2018教育部人文社会科学研究青年基金项目, 全球互联网治理规则中的中美冲突及对策研究
    • 课题组成员,2018年国家社会科学基金重大项目, 智能时代的信息价值观引领研究 (项目批准号: 18ZDA307)
  • Professional service activities

    • Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group(MSG) Member, China Internet Governance Forum (China IGF)
    • Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) Member, Asian Pacific Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF);
    • Programme Committee Member, Global Network of Internet Governance Academics (Giganet).
    • Co-chair of the Public Media Policies (PMP) Working Group, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR);
  • Teaching activities

    • Internet Governance
    • Digital Revolution
    • Digital Ethics and Law
  • Courses taught

    • COM 405 Digital Ethics
    • COM 106 Media Ethics
    • COM 208 China and Digital Revolution
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 86-512-81884831
  • Email

  • Address

    Room HS317
    School of Film and TV Arts
    Humanities and Social Science Building (HS)
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
    111 Ren'ai Road
    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    P. R. China

    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park