8 & 9 June 2018
Teach for Change: Innovating Gender and Women's Studies
Organized by Gender Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Center for Gender and Women’s Studies, National Cheng Kung University
Since the 1960s, Gender and Women’s Studies as a cluster of courses or a well-defined programme has been gradually offered in colleges and universities. Its developments are encouraging while worrying. On the one hand, Gender and Women’s Studies have been more or less institutionalized as a unique field of studies with its own students and faculty. On the other hand, its role in social activism has become unclear and its passion for social transformation is sometimes lost in the daily routine of academics that are always juggling to keep themselves alive.
Against this backdrop, the workshop aims to take stock of how far Gender and Women’s Studies has been doing in terms of curricular design, breaking down disciplinary boundaries, and pedagogical innovations in Australia, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In addition, it will also reflect upon the fundamental questions of why and how Gender and Women’s Studies matters to social change, and in what ways it can be made culturally sensitive and emotionally resonant with students at undergraduate as well as postgraduate levels.
Topics to be explored:
- The impact of institutionalization of Gender and Women’s Studies
- Pedagogical innovations and curricular developments: eLearning such as blended course, flipped classroom and student-centre approach
- Ways of addressing the needs of students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds
9:30am - 6:00pm (8 June) &
9:30am - 1:00pm (9 June)
Room 405 (8 June) and Room 401 (9 June), Esther Lee
Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language: Mandarin and English
Online Free Registration:
7 June 2018
International Workshop on Gender & Development in China
Organized by Gender Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
*Work & Family
*Sexuality & Intimacy
Venue: Rm 422, Sino Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Prof. Wu, Xiaogang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Song, Jing and Prof. Tseng, Hsun Hui, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Ji, Yingchun, Shanghai University
Prof. Qian, Yue and Li, Jiaxing, University of British Columbia
Prof. James Farrer, Sophia University
China Women's Film Festival @ CUHK
5th March (Monday); 7pm - 9pm; Cheng Yu Tung Building, Lecture Theatre 7 (CYT LT7), CUHK
Director: Liu Ziyang China | 2017 | 19’ | Documentary
Chinese with English Subtitles
Based on a true story, Ambiguous tells the story of a female student who has been molested by a professor. This film reveals an ambiguous “truth" and reflects the imbalance of public opinion about the current education system and media credibility.
- A Balloon for Allah
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen Norway | 2014 | 58’ | Documentary
English with Chinese Subtitles
Premiere in Hong Kong
When Norwegian-Turkish filmmaker Nefise was a child, she used to send balloon letters to Allah. Now she has decided to send a new balloon to challenge the role of women in the Muslim culture. Following her grandmother's “Sufi” path, she embarks on a quest to discover the essence of Islam. As she strolls through the maze of doors, it dawns on her that maybe Islam is not the only source of the problem – that there may be a link between the three Abrahamic religions and the oppression of women.
8th March (Thursday); 7pm - 9pm; Cheng Yu Tung Building, Lecture Theatre 8 (CYT LT8), CUHK
Director: Susana Lira Brazil | 2017 | 78’ | Documentary
Portuguese with Chinese and English Subtitles
Premiere in Hong Kong
Award: Best Feature Film, Mujeres en Foco Film Festival (2017)
Self-Defense tells the stories of three women, who were subjected to constant physical and psychological abuse by their partners. In a rarity, they defy the statistics by killing the men they once loved to survive. These women have to face justice, society and their own judgment.
#Free Entry; No registration needed
20th Anniversary Alumni Gala Lunch of Gender Studies Programme
It is with great pride and honor that we announce the 20th Anniversary of CUHK Gender Studies Programme. This is a wonderful milestone. From 1997 to 2017, there have been countless stories of success from across all of the programs including full-time and part-time MA, MPhil, PhD and our recently established undergraduate programme.
To celebrate this special occasion, we are proud to announce the 20th Anniversary Alumni Gala Lunch which will be held on March 3, 2018 (Sat). Our founding members and longtime supporters of Gender Studies Programme Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-vice Chancellor of CUHK and Dr. Angela Wong, previous Graduate Division Head of Gender Studies Programme will also be attending the gathering.
This is a valuable opportunity for all of us to meet with classmates, alumni and professors over a delicious lunch and to take photos throughout the afternoon.
March 3, 2018 (Sat)
Chung Chi Staff Club, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
12:30pm – 12:45pm (Registration)
HK$238 per person (for GRS alumni/staff)
If you have successfully invited another alumnus to the gathering and were named as the inviter in the online application, you will receive a special souvenir for this event.
If you would like to park at CUHK on the day of the lunch gathering, please indicate your intention and your vehicle registration plate in the application form.
Please complete payment by 23 Feb 2018 (Fri).
Method 1: Cheque
Please complete the application form, and send us a crossed cheque made payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong" with your name, year of graduation and number and type of seats written at the back of the cheque. Please post it to :
Gender Studies Programme
Attention to: CUHK Gender Studies Programme 20th Anniversary Gala Lunch
Method 2: ATM or Bank Transfer
Please transfer the payment to the below account, and upload a clear scanned copy or photo of the receipt via the application form:
Bank Name: Hang Seng Bank Limited
Bank Address: 83 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Account Name: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Account No: 293-005005-001
Bank Code: 024
Swift code: HASE HKHH
Ms. Sandy Chan
Time For Sex, Time To Talk (澤日講性)
The Gender Studies Programme is co-organizing with AIDS Concern an interactive and educational talk "Time For Sex, Time To Talk" (澤日講性) presented by actor Mr. Chapman To (杜汶澤先生) as one of the first events of World AIDS Day 2017. Professor Ho, Petula Sik Ying (何式凝教授) of HKU and Dr. Cho Man Kit (曹文傑博士) of CUHK will also serve as guest speakers.
Date: 30 Nov 2017 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
For Registration: https://goo.gl/wJS32n
Gender Recognition Forum
In response to the government’s consultation paper on gender recognition this June, GRC and Gender Studies Programme will be
co-organising a Gender Recognition Forum on 16 Sept. Dr. Joseph CHO Man Kit, lecturer of Gender Studies
Programme, will be the moderator. All are welcome.
日期Date: 16 Sept 2017 (Sat) 2017年9月16日(星期六)
時間Time: 10:30am-12:30pm 上午10時30分至下午12時30分
地點Venue: LT2 Sino Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 中文大學信和樓２號演講廳
語言Language: Cantonese 廣東話
The event is free and open to public. No prior registration is required. For details, please refer to the attached poster.
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