Call for papers – Society for Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference 2019

Call for papers – Society for Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference 2019


We are pleased to invite scholars and graduate students interested in Hong Kong Studies to submit proposals for paper or panel presentations at the 1stAnnual Conference of the Society for Hong Kong Studies, to be held on 22ndJune, 2019, in Hong Kong (exact venue to be confirmed).  The SHKS welcomes proposals on any theme related to Hong Kong Studies, including but not limited to:

  • Hong Kong social and economic history
  • literature, cinema, and the arts
  • political institutions, elections, governance
  • social movements and civil society
  • law and criminal justice
  • global city, popular culture, tourism, urban development, environment
  • inequality, poverty, gender, class, ethnicity and race, sexuality
  • transnational, regional, cross-border dynamics, migration
  • economic development
  • demography and family

As the only academic association promoting Hong Kong Studies that is inter-institutional and interdisciplinary, the SHKS offers a unique platform for scholarly exchanges and professional community formations. Our annual conference will feature organized panels, author-meets-critic sessions, keynote addresses and roundtable discussions on topics related to Hong Kong Studies.

Eligibility: Scholars and graduate students at any stage of professional careers at any local or overseas university are welcome to submit paper or panel abstracts (250-500 words in length). Authors and panel organizers whose abstracts are selected will be contacted by the SHKS by March 15, 2019. Full papers are due May 31, 2019 to allow adequate time for invited discussants to read and prepare comments.

Deadline of submissionFebruary 28, 2019

Publications: The SHKS will select high-quality papers for “special issue” submissions to academic journals. With permission from authors, papers presented at the Annual Meeting will be archived on the SHKS website.

Registration fee: Free for SHKS members and graduate students; $500 for non-members

Please send your submissions to: Benjamin Lam, SHKS Executive Officer, at

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