Ling Tung Tsang
Research Interests: Identity, Race and Ethnicity, Masculinity, Sociology of Sport, China Studies
Ling Tung Tsang is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He also holds degrees in BBA (Marketing) and MSocSc (Media, Culture and Creative Cities) from The University of Hong Kong. Ling Tung’s PhD research focuses on investigating Chinese sportsmen’s identities and their processes of identification. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with the Chinese male provincial level badminton athletes located in Northern, Central, and Southern China, the project draws on the dialogues to argue that Chinese male athletes’ identities are not merely constructed based on discourses associated with collectivistic Chinese cultural doctrines, but also developed with individualized values that align with post and late-modern ideological thinking. Ling Tung has co-authored an article in Journal of Consumer Culture and a book chapter in Retail Design: Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge), examining the intersection between consumption and cultural sociology.