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.
Title: “How do the Japanese business community decide to leave or stay in Hong Kong?”
Date & Time: 2 July 2021, 11:00 HKT
Presenter: Ishii Daichi, MPhil student, Japanese Studies, CUHK
Discussant: Dixon Wong, Associate Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU
Title: “Fleeting Glimpses: Official and artistic short-term visitors to Hong Kong and their Impressions, 1920-1985”
Date & Time: 9 July 2021, 09:30 HKT
Presenter: Matthew Hendley, Professor of History, State University of New York – College at Oneonta
Discussant: John Carroll, Professor, Department of History, HKU
Title: “A Cross-Border Arrest in British Kowloon and the Hong Kong-China Relation on the Frontier”
Date & Time: 16 July 2021, 17:00 HKT
Presenter: Tse Ho Nam, MA Student, SOAS, University of London
Discussant: Patrick Hase, independent historian and retired civil servant of British Hong Kong
Title: “Cared/Un-cared Care Migrants: The (Everyday) Making of Caring and Uncaring Migration Infrastructures in the Global City Hong Kong”
Date & Time: 23 July 2021, 11:00 HKT
Presenter: Henry Chan, Senior Project Officer, Center for Social Policy & Social Change, Lingnan University
Discussant: to be confirmed
Title: “Keeping a Distance from the Locals or Living within Them? Self-exiled Intellectuals and Hong Kong Society, 1949–1969”
Date & Time: 30 July 2021, 11:00 HKT
Presenter: Kenneth Kai-chung Yung, Acquisitions Editor, Hong Kong University Press, HKU
Discussant: Max Ko-wu Huang 黃克武, Distinguished research fellow, Academia Sinica