Work-in-Progress Workshop (August 2021)

We are pleased to announce that our inaugural Work-in-Progress Workshop will commence on 11 June 2021 and run regularly on Fridays throughout Summer 2021.

We want to express our appreciation for our members, from whom we received up to 19 submissions. Our wish is to make this Work-in-Progress Workshop a regular function throughout academic years in the future and an intellectual exchange hub for scholars in the field of Hong Kong Studies.

Each workshop lasts for around an hour, with the presenter and discussant beginning the discussion for around 15-20 minutes. The floor will then be opened up for dialogues and exchanges.

August Schedule:

Workshop #8

Title: “Hong Kong in the age of Global Crisis: Early Cold War(~1970) relations with Japan”

Date & Time: 13 August 2021, 11:00 HKT

Presenter: Kenny Wong, Master student, Kyoto University

Discussant: Kwong Chi Man, Associate Professor, Department of History, HKBU

Register here.

Workshop #9

Title: “The Logic of Misrecognition: Hong Kong Protests as a Vietnamese Threat”

Date & Time: 20 August 2021, 11:00 HKT

Presenter: Lillian Ngan, PhD student, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

Discussant: Pang Laikwan, Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK

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Workshop #10

Title: “Selling Hong Kong to Mainlanders: Marketing Techniques, Commodified Flexibility, and Crisis Management of Mainland Professional Insurance Agents in Hong Kong”

Date & Time: 27 August 2021, 11:00 HKT

Presenter: Yiwei Yang, PhD student at Centre for China Studies (CCS), CUHK

Discussant: Zhan Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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