Qian Li

Ms Li Qian

PhD Student


8/F Hub, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Qian Li is a full-time PhD student at HKU sociology. She received her bachelor degree at Sun Yat-sen University and her master degree at Tsinghua University, both in sociology. Her current interest focuses in media and culture, online communities and social interaction.

In her PhD study, she wants to explore the possible sociality of online fan communities and what will it breed when media and technology development encounters with contradictory individualization in China.


Master of Sociology
Tsinghua University

Bachelor of Sociology
Sun Yat-sen University

Research interests

Media and culture

Online community & online fandom

Social interaction

Selected publications

Book chapter:

Li Qian (2015). Reconstruction of the Category of Elite: A Research on the School Change in a Key High School. In Shen Yuan; Guo Xinghua; Lu Huilin (Eds.) Selected Outstanding Sociological Master Degree Papers from Three Top Universities (2015). Beijing: China Social Sciences Press. pp. 213-260 (in Chinese)