Understanding Hong Kong Nationalism with Topic Network
Justin Chun-ting Ho
University of Edinburgh
Facebook page of key nationalist organisations in Hong Kong
8,783 posts, average of 70 characters per post, mostly Chinese but also English
An important platform of political communication (Michael Chan, Hsuan-Ting Chen & Francis L.F. Lee, 2016; Hsuan-Ting Chen, Michael Chan & Francis L.F. Lee, 2016; Francis L.F. Lee & Joseph Man Chan, 2015; Gary Tang & Francis L.F. Lee, 2013)
A major channel of mobilization during the Umbrella Movement (Paul S. N. Lee, Clement Y. K. So & Louis Leung, 2015)
All nationalist groups use Facebook
A mixed method approach of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and Computational Text Analysis
Why Mixed Method?
Critical Discourse Analysis
Close analysis of language
Revealing the discursive struggle and unveiling the strategies employed by the nationalists to construct the nation.