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Research Profile

Dr Lijun Tang 

Selected Publications


Tang, L. (forthcoming) ‘Consuming news in Chinese cyberspace: a case study’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.

Bhattacharya, S., Tang, L. (2013) ‘Middle managers' role in safeguarding OHS: the case of the shipping industry’, Safety Science 51(1): 63-68.

Bhattacharya, S., Tang, L. (2013) ‘Fatigued for safety? Supply chain occupational health and safety initiatives in shipping’, Economic & Industrial Democracy, first published on March 14, 2012 as doi:10.1177/0143831X12439760.

Tang, L. (2012) '"In the name of love": Learning through online support', Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 18(4):465-472. doi: 10.1177/1354856512439505.

Tang, L., Sampson, H. (2012) 'The interaction between mass media and the Internet in non-democratic states: the case of China', Media, Culture & Society 34(4):457-471.

Tang, L. (2012) ‘Waiting together: Seafarer-Partners in Cyberspace’, Time & Society 21(2): 223-240.

Tang, L., Bhattacharya, S. (2011) 'Power and Resistance: A Case Study of Satire on the Internet', Sociological Research Online 16(2)

Tang, L., Yang, P. (2011) 'Symbolic Power and the Internet: the Power of a ‘Horse’, Media, Culture & Society 33(5): 675-692.

Tang, L. (2010) 'Empowering or Disempowering: Online Support among Seafarer-Partners', Sociological Research Online 15(2)

Tang, L. (2010) ‘Development of Online Friendship in Different Social Spaces: A Case Study’, Information, Communication & Society 13(4): 615-633.

Tang, L. (2009) ‘Shaping feelings in Cyberspace: the Case of Chinese Seafarer-Partners’, Emotion, Space and Society, 2(2): 104-110.


SIRC Reports

Ellis, N., Sampson, H., Acejo, I., Tang, L., Turgo, N., Zhao, Z. (2012) 'Seafarer Accommodation on Contemporary Cargo Ships', Cardiff, December, ISBN 1-900174-43-X, online at

Sampson, H., Ellis, N., Gould. E., Tang, L., Turgo, N., Zhao, Z. (2012) ‘Safety and Shipping 1912-2012’, Report commissioned by Allianz which underpins their subsequent publication ‘Safety and Shipping 1912-2012: From Titanic to Costa Concordia, an insurer’s perspective from Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty’ available from Allianz GCS.

Sampson, H., Tang, L. (2011) 'New Shipboard Technology and Training Provision for Seafarers', SIRC Publication, October, ISBN 1-900174-41-3, online at


Contributions to Edited Works

Tang, L. (2012) ‘Online Friendship’, in Yan, Z. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior, pp. 412-421. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global.


Conference Papers

Sampson, H., Tang, L. (2012) ‘Working with new technology: seafarers and their training requirements’, International Symposium Information on Ships, Hamburg, Germany, 30-31 August.

Tang, L., Sampson, H. (2011) ‘Training and Technology: Findings from the Questionnaire Study’, SIRC Symposium 2011, Cardiff University, Cardiff University 6-7 July, ISBN 1-900174-39-1.

Tang, L. (2009) ‘Training and technology: potential issues for shipping’, SIRC Symposium 2009, Cardiff, 8-9 July, ISBN 1-900174-37-5

Tang, L. (2007) ‘The “Presence” of the Absent Seafarers: Predicaments of Seafarer-Partners’, SIRC Symposium 2007, Cardiff University, July, ISBN 1-900174-31-6.

Tang, L. (2007) The Embeddedness of Intimate Relationships: Seafarer-Partners in Cyberspace. 4th Global Conference – Persons and Sexuality: Probing the Boundaries.


Professional and Popular Journals

Tang, L. (2006) Online Support and Help for Seafarers’ Partners, The Sea, Issue 180 Mar/Apr.