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Dr. HUANG Shixin, Daisy

Dr. HUANG Shixin, Daisy

Research Assistant Professor




Tel: (852) 2616 7275
Fax: (852) 2456 0737


WYL222, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong


Shixin Huang received her Ph.D. in International Studies and Disability Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle in the United States. She also holds a master’s degree in Social Work with Distinction from the University of Hong Kong and a Master’s degree in Political Sociology from the London School of Economics. Shixin’s research broadly revolves around two themes. One strand of her research examines how institutional, social, and politico-economic factors at the transnational and domestic levels impact social policies, family life, and personal experiences of disability in contemporary China. The other strand of her work focuses on aged care workforce support and development in the context of Hong Kong.

Shixin’s research is informed by her nine years of research and practice experiences with people with disabilities and their family caregivers in China. Before joining the academia, she worked professionally as a project manager of a European Union-funded project in an NGO that promotes community empowerment and policy advocacy on disability justice in China. She proudly roots her research agenda in community experiences and develops collaborative research initiatives that advance community-driven and evidence-based policy change.

Areas of Interest 

  • Disability Studies
  • NGO Development in China
  • Aged Care Workforce Support
  • Community-Based Participatory Research


Ph.D. (University of Washington, Seattle); MSW (University of Hong Kong); MSc (London School of Economics); BA (Sun Yat-Sen University)

Selected Publications


Meyers, S. and Huang, S. What is Global Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction. University of California Press. (under contract)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Huang, S. (2022). Activating Disability Care: The Formation of Collective Disability Care Networks in China’s COVID-19 Outbreak. Disability & Society.

Huang, S. (2022). NGO as Sympathy Vendor or Public Advocate? A Case Study of NGO’s Participation in Internet Fundraising Campaign in China. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Huang, S. (2019). Ten years of the CRPD’s adoption in China: challenges and opportunities. Disability & Society34(6), 1004-1009.

Invited book chapter and article

Huang, S. (2021) From State Humanitarianism to Equal Citizens: The Making of Disability Subjects in China, Made in China Journal, 6(1), pp. 80–89. doi: 10.22459/MIC.06.01.2021.10.

Huang, S. (2020). International Rights and Local Realities: The Transnational Alliance of disability rights movements in China. Research in Social Sciences and Disability (12). *

* The Outstanding Publication in the Sociology of Disability Award, American Sociological Association, nominee, 2021

Conference proceeding

I S-Y Yau, S Huang, L Lee, Y Lee, S Li, S Yau, S Lai, S Law, “We Care!”: Care Workers’ Self-Perceived Meaning of Residential Aged Care Work, Age and Ageing, Volume 51, Issue Supplement_2, June 2022.

S Law, S Yau, S Li, Y Lee, L Lee, S Lai, S Huang, From Dirty Work to Meaningful Work: A Photovoice Study of Residential Aged Care in Hong Kong, Age and Ageing, Volume 51, Issue Supplement_2, June 2022.

Work under review

Huang, S. Dong, D., Li, X., “There is no other choice”: Mothers’ experiences of negotiating work and care in Chinese families of children with autism.

Yau, I., Lee, L., Li, B., Law, S., Lai, V., Lee, J. Huang, S.* (Corresponding author). “We care!”: Care workers’ self-perceived meaning of residential aged care work.

Work in progress

Lai, V., Yau, I., Lee, L., Li, B., Law, S., Lee, J. Huang, S.* (Corresponding author). Caring for older people in the COVID-19 pandemic: Experiences from residential healthcare workers in Hong Kong.

Huang, S., He, J. Negotiating accessible university life: A photovoice study of the educational experiences of first-generation disabled college students in China.

Huang, S., He, J., Xu, S. “It takes a genius to succeed”: Students with disabilities’ experience in China’s National College Entrance Exam.

Huang, S., Meyers, S., Megan, M. “They acted like they saw the god of plague”: (Re)conceptualizing disability and bullying in schools.

Teaching Subjects

Academic Year:  2023 - 2024

1st Term: 


Social Gerontology


Co-supervisor: Mr. WONG Chi Kuen (Mphil student)