Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Tommy Tse is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong. He specialises in the interdisciplinary study of fashion communication as well as Asia’s cultural and creative industries. Apart from his recent book Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia: Use of Celebrity and Its Influence on Society, Culture and Communication (Intellect; University of Chicago Press, 2017; co-authored with V. Leung and K. Cheng), Tse’s work has also appeared in Journal of Business Anthropology, Asian Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, Clothing Cultures, International Journal of Fashion Studies and Young Consumers. His current government/university funded research projects include: ‘Creative Industries in Flux: A Critical Investigation into the Challenges, Agency and Potential of Cultural and Creative Workers in Hong Kong’; ‘Good Work, Bad Life? Demystifying the Glamour of Creative Labor in Advertising Industry’; and ‘Co-creating Fashion in the Post-Industrial Society: A Comparative Analysis of Creative Industries in China and South Korea.’
Previously Tse worked in various media and creative companies, and he also taught at the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University; Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London; the Culture and Media Domain, HKU SPACE CC; and the Department of Fashion and Image Design, Hong Kong Design Institute. In 2015, Tse was a visiting scholar at the National Center for Radio and Television Studies, Communication University of China, Beijing, and at the Fashion Institute of Design, Donghua University, Shanghai. He is currently the Director of the faculty’s flagship summer institute “Asia as the Global Future”: an annual four-week study programme in Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul, and an ideal platform for academic exchange and social innovation among the global partner universities.