Society for Hong Kong Studies (SHKS) is a non-profit, non-partisan, independent professional association based in Hong Kong. Formed in 2017 by more than 250 academics in 21 countries, the SHKS serves as a global platform for the multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional study of Hong Kong.
Our main objective is to facilitate local and international dialogues and collaborations among scholars and students of Hong Kong history, politics, society and culture. Through building a scholarly community across the social sciences and the humanities, we also hope to encourage the development of new theories, concepts, and methods of studying Hong Kong, its relations to China, Asia and beyond.
An affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies, SHKS has developed collaborative relationships with other initiatives devoted to Hong Kong Studies. These include the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Studies Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, and the Academy of Hong Kong Studies at the Hong Kong Education University.