Research Projects

General Research Fund, 2014-2016
Principle Investigator: Prof. Benjamin Wai-ming Ng
Project Title: A Historical and Ethnographic Study of Hong Kong Cuisine in Heisei Japan
Amount Awarded: $283,000 HKD

Major Findings: (a) Hong Kong cuisine has been highly localized in Japan and localization is the key to business success in Japan. (b) Hong Kong restaurants in Japan have become increasingly diversified and localized.

 

The Sumitomo Foundation Research Grant, 2007-2008
Principle Investigator: Prof. Kinnia Shuk-ting Yau
Project Title: Asia through the Eyes of Japan:​ A Study of the Asian Elements in Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Major Finding: Hong Kong and other Asian elements have been used to enrich Japanese films.

 

Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, 2005-2007
Principle Investigator: Prof. Benjamin Wai-ming Ng
Project Title: Hong Kong-Japan Interactions and Collaborations in the ACG Industry: A Historical and Cultural Analysis

Amount Awarded: $342,614 HKD
Major Findings: (a) Hong Kong ACG have borrowed heavily from Japan. (b) Hong Kong provides inspiration and CG production support for Japanese ACG.

 

Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, 2002-2004
Principle Investigator: Prof. Benjamin Wai-ming Ng
Project Title: Japanese Elements in the Hong Kong Entertainment Industry: A Historical and Ethnographic Survey

Amount Awarded: $494,420 HKD
Major Finding: Japan has been a model for Hong Kong in filmmaking, pop music and TV dramas.