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SHKS organizes public forums and provides the platform for scholars to exchange ideas. Through intellectual conversation, these public forums help grow the field of Hong Kong Studies.

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Event Date: 10 March 2023 (Sunday), from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: 16/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, No. 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central
Event Organizers: Society for Hong Kong Studies, Hong Kong International Literary Festival
Language: English

For the 2024 edition of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Society for Hong Kong Studies is collaborating with the Festival committee to curate a panel specifically focused on recent writings on Hong Kong history. Join esteemed scholars Carmen Tsui, John Wong, and Chi Man Kwong as they delve into the intricate realm of Everyday Architecture in Context: Public Markets in Hong Kong (1842–1981), soar through the skies with Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub, 1930s-1998, and share the inspiring stories of Hongkongers in the British Armed Forces, 1860-1997. Moderated by renowned historian Christopher Munn.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Christopher Munn, Honorary Associate Professors, Department of History, The University of Hong Kong.

Discounted tickets are available exclusively for SHKS active members.

  • Regular Price: HK$198
  • SHKS Full and Associate Members: HK$128
  • Student Members (with valid student membership): Enjoy a 50% discount, reducing the ticket price to just HK$64.


Event Date: 16 September 2023 (Saturday), from 10:15 am – 5:40 pm
Venue: CPD-LG.18 (Central Podium Levels – Lower Ground),
Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
Event Organizers: Society for Hong Kong Studies, Hong Kong History Centre, University of Bristol, and the History Department at the University of Hong Kong

The upcoming “Hong Kong History Day” on September 16 will feature four academic panels. These panels will cover topics such as the challenges and achievements of archiving Hong Kong’s history, the study of music, cinema, and entertainment in Hong Kong’s past, the sharing of teaching experiences in Hong Kong history education, and a revisiting of the “Golden Era” of the 1970s through scholarly writing. The event aims to provide a platform for academic discussions and insights into various aspects of Hong Kong’s history.


HKHC x SHKS《尚未完場》社區放映 🎥
“To Be Continued” Community Screening

Screening Details

Date & Time: September 24, 2023 (Sun) 3:15pm @Screening Room
Venue: Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Address: 135 Junction Road, Kowloon (10-minute walk from Lok Fu MTR station)
Film duration: 80 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the directors
Language: Cantonese & English (with Chinese and English subtitles)
Entry fee: Free of charge (open seating)


This symposium brings together researchers who have been engaging in the study of digital media and politics in Hong Kong, China, and the East Asian region to introduce their research projects and share their research findings. The aim is to showcase how a variety of available methodological approaches – ranging from conventional surveys to various “digital methods” – can be employed to address issues of theoretical and empirical significance. The symposium shall also provide a platform for interested academics and students to discuss the potential and possible caveats in the study of digital media and politics.


Building on the popularity of the first forum in January 2018, this second installment of what will become an annual event featured three speakers – Tak-wing Ngo, Ray Yep and Ho-fung Hung — on Hong Kong-China relation in the context of the ongoing trade war between China and the US. About 50 scholars and students attended the lively discussion.

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