Jun 20 2020


9:00 am - 6:00 pm

[POSTPONED] Society for Hong Kong Studies 2nd Annual Meeting 2020

In light of the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society for Hong Kong Studies has decided to postpone our Second Annual meeting originally scheduled for June 20-21, 2020.

We are closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation in Hong Kong and abroad, and will announce the new dates as soon as possible. In the meantime, we hope all of you continue to stay safe and healthy.

We are pleased to invite scholars and graduate students interested in Hong Kong studies to submit proposals for paper or panel presentations at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Hong Kong Studies, to be held on 20th – 21st June, 2020 in Hong Kong. This year’s theme is “Hong Kong in Crisis” which we hope will stimulate collective and multi-disciplinary reflections on Hong Kong’s historical and contemporary experiences with turmoil, unrest and ruptures broadly defined. We will select papers addressing this conference theme to form a plenary session, with the potential of submitting them for publication as a special issue in academic journals. Beyond the conference theme, SHKS welcomes both paper and panel proposals on any topic related to the scholarly studies of Hong Kong, 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
  • Global Hong Kong

As the only academic association promoting Hong Kong Studies that is inter-institutional and interdisciplinary, SHKS offers a unique platform for scholarly exchanges and professional community formations. Our annual meetings, to be held every year at the end of June, feature academic paper presentations, 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 their professional careers and at any local or overseas university are welcome to submit paper abstracts (max. 250 words) or panel abstracts (max. 500 words). Authors and panel organizers whose abstracts are selected will be contacted by SHKS no later than March 1, 2020. Full papers are due June 1, 2020 to allow adequate time for invited discussants to read and prepare comments.

With permission from authors, papers presented at the Annual Meeting will be archived on SHKS website.

Registration: free for SHKS members; $400 for non-members; $200 for students. Lunch will be provided.


Send submissions to: Executive Officer,

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