Dr Victor K W Shin

Assistant Professor

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Victor Shin received his PhD in sociology from the University of Cambridge. His main areas of research are economic sociology, comparative capitalism, institutional change, and the organization of the media and cultural industries. The first phase of his research is concerned with the geopolitics and the changing structure of Hong Kong’s film industry since the 1970s. The sequel of this study focuses on the political economy and the transformation of market culture and professional etiquette in the field of Chinese media since the 1980s.

Courses taught


University of Cambridge

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research interests

Economic sociology
Organizations and institutions
Sociology of media and culture
Development and globalization

Current research

2013-2015: Co-investigator, “Re-industrializing Chinese Movie Value Chain: State, Market, Culture, and Regional Integration since China’s Economic Reform.” General Research Fund (GRF) from Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (RGC Reference No. 442312) with Stephen W.K. Chiu (PI) and Gary Gereffi (Co-I).

2009-2010: Co-investigator, “Arts Administrators in Hong Kong.” Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme from the Central Policy Unit (CPU), Hong Kong, with Stephen W.K. Chiu (PI).

Honours and recognitions

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships, 2011-2014.

Selected publications

Journal articles:

Shin, Victor K.W. and Stephen W.K. Chiu. 2016. “Global Distribution Networks, Local Exhibition Alliances: Hollywood’s New Map in Hong Kong.” Regional Studies 50(5): 835-847.

Book chapter:

Chiu, Stephen W.K. and Victor K.W. Shin. 2014. “Political Divide and Cultural Integration in Greater China: The Role of Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd. in the Chinese Movie Value Chain. (兩岸三地的政治差異與文化經濟的融合:銀都在華語電影產業鏈的角色), pp. 169-196 in Aspiring to the Motherland: ‘Patriotic Political Left-wing’ Movement in Hong Kong (胸懷祖國:香港「愛國左派」運動), edited by Stephen W.K. Chiu, Tai-lok Lui, and Sai-shing Yung. Oxford University Press. (In Chinese)


Chiu, Stephen W.K. and Victor K.W. Shin. 2013. “The Fall of Hong Kong Movies: A Post-mortem Investigative Report.” Occasional Paper (no. 225), The Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies.

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