Gender Studies Programme - Other Events

29-30 May 2024 (Wed to Thu)

International Conference 2024 

Day 1 (29th May 2024) - A Dialogue with Chizuko UENO and Deborah DAVIS

Poster May 29 A Dialogue

Date:29 May 2024 (Wed)

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue: Hybrid [Zoom & Sino Building LKC LT1 (3/F), CUHK]

Language: English


🌟 Chizuko UENO (上野千鶴子):
      Professor Emeritus, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
      A leading scholar specializes in women's studies and gender studies.

🌟 Deborah DAVIS:
      Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Yale University
      A world-renowned scholar on families, gender, and society in Urban China.

Conference Program: 

Online Registration (Open to all, on a first-come, first-served basis)

CUHK Staff and students:


Successful applicants will receive an email notification prior to the event.


Day 2 (30th May 2024) - Making Changes: Gender and Impactful Policy

Poster May 30 International Conference 2024

Date:30 May 2024 (Thu)

Time: 9:00 am - 5:45 pm

Venue: Chen Kou Bun Building LT3 (UG/F)

Language: English

Conference Program:

Online Registration: Please register at 


 3-4 Jun 2024

2024 International Summer Workshop

Gender and Innovation in Post-Pandemic Ableism:

Social, Environmental, and Digital Justice

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Date: 3-4 June, 2024 (Mon-Tue)

Time: 09:00-13:00 Sweden/ 15:00-19:00 Hong Kong


Venue: Online Workshop

Fee: Free of Charge

Language: English

Application Deadline: 23 April 2024 (Tue)


Application Process: 

1) Complete the registration form with your basic information:

2) Submit your current CV and a short description of your research interest: Please briefly describe a) why attending the workshop and b) a potential research idea relating to digital innovation.



  24 & 27 Jul 2023



2023 International Summer Workshop on Social Inclusion in the Digital Era Social Activism and Youth Wellbeing 3


Date: 24 July 2023 (Monday)

Time: 09:00 - 13:20(UTC+2) / 15:00 - 19:20 (UTC+8)



Date: 27 July 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 09:00 - 13:50 (UTC+2) / 15:00 - 18:50(UTC+8)

Online Registration:


17 Jun 2023

Annual Gender Role Workshop 

Technology, Gender and Safety in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan

Annual Gender Role Workshop 2023

Date: 17 June 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00am – 12:45pm (Registration opens at 9:30am)

Venue: LT9, YIA, CUHK

Language: English

Online Registration:


25 Mar 2023

Designing Your Work Life (Part 2)

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Date: 25 March 2023 (Sat)

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Venue: Dream Impact, 4/F, 760 Cheung Sha Wan Rd, Lai Chi Kok

Target Audience: CUHK Student and Alumni

Fee: Free of charge

Language: English

Online Registration: Please complete the online registration on or before 23 Mar at


18 Mar 2023

Designing Your Work Life (Part 1)

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Date: 18 March 2023 (Sat)

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Room 403, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Target Audience: CUHK Student and Alumni

Fee: Free of charge

Language: Cantonese

Online Registration: Please complete the online registration on or before 17 Mar at



22 Mar 2023

Assoicate Professor Jing SONG is invited to be the speaker in PHBS Seminar Series



Topic: Family Business Online and Offline: Gender Inequalities and Regional Disparities in China

Speaker: Jing SONG

Date: 22 March 2023 (Wed)

Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Venue: Room 335, PHBS Building / Zoom (Meeting ID: 7768633620)


The rise of online entrepreneurship may have undermined gender inequalities or reinforced existing social inequalities in family businesses in China. This study uses survey data to examine whether and how online and offline family businesses illustrate different patterns of regional disparities and gender inequalities at the regional level and at the individual level. At the regional level, the development of offline family businesses is positively associated with a higher sex ratio and a lower proportion of people with higher education levels. The male advantage is less salient in the distribution of online businesses, which is positively related to local people’s greater access to the Internet and technology. At the individual level, the male advantage persists in one’s chances to be involved in online or offline businesses, but the gender gap is reduced or reversed in certain situations, especially for online ventures. Online family businesses allow people to be less constrained by marital status, health status, and family care burden, which continue to contribute to gender differences in offline businesses. Despite the persisting urban advantage and western disadvantage regarding individuals’ chances to be involved in family businesses, the gender difference is not significant among urban residents and illustrates a female advantage among western respondents, possibly because of the location-specific opportunities and obstacles that help women to embrace market risks or push women to try out family businesses. This research is forthcoming at China Review.




10 Mar 2023

Assoicate Professor Jing SONG is invited to be the speaker in Brown Bag Seminar



Topic: Empowered in Business or Penalised in Marriage: Experiences of Single Female Entrepreneurs in China

Speaker: Jing SONG

Date: 10 March 2023 (Fri)

Time: 12:30pm - 13:20pm

Venue: Room 763


Associate Professor Jing SONG has been invited to speak at the Brown Bag Seminar on March 10, 2023. The topic she will be discussing is "Empowered in Business or Penalised in Marriage: Experiences of Single Female Entrepreneurs in China."

This study sheds light on the challenges that single female entrepreneurs face when pursuing entrepreneurship in China, where it remains a non-traditional career for women. Our interviewees revealed that they were stigmatized for their choice of profession, and they responded differently by balancing their career aspirations against societal expectations of marriage and family formation, justifying their being single based on their entrepreneurial achievements, or using their economic capability to compensate for their deviance and fulfill other family roles.

This research highlights the importance of recognizing women's fluid and interactive agency in response to gendered penalties in non-traditional careers. With China's market-oriented reforms, persisting gender beliefs and the socialist legacy, the experiences of these women provide valuable insights into the challenges faced by women in entrepreneurship.


7-8 Jun 2022

International Summer Workshop 

Digital Innovation: Gender, Technology, and Well-Being

 Organized by the Gender Studies Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University in collaboration with Digital Well Arena 

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Date: 7-8 June, 2022 (Sweden AM & Hong Kong PM)

Venue: Online

Fee: Free

Language: English

Quota: 20

Target Audience: Master-level students, fresh graduate of a bachelor degree, or final-year undergraduate students around the world working in technology contexts as well as those who engage with these contexts from a social science and/or humanities perspective

Application Deadline: 25 April 2022 (Mon)

Summer Workshop Description:

While digital innovation is often praised as the solution to contemporary and future wellness problems, the social inequalities contained in and reinforced through digital technologies are often not acknowledged. This summer workshop addresses this shortfall by asking how the development, design, and use of digital technologies interplay with gender and other social categories such as race, class, and sexuality to shape individual and societal well-being. From an interdisciplinary perspective, participants will participate in lectures, work together to reflect, identify, analyze, and address current challenges in international (digital) technology contexts. 

Topics Covered:

  • Digital Innovation, Gender, Technology, and Well-Being (Ling Han, CUHK; Tara Mehrabi, Karlstad) 
  • Privacy, Vulnerability, and Marginalized Population (Agnieszka Kitkowska, Karlstad) 
  • Robotics, AI, and Emotions (TBC) 
  • Gender and Big Data (Siqi Han, CUHK) 

Application Process:

Registration for the summer workshop starts on the 15th of March, 2022 and closes on the 25th of April 2022. There will be a certificate of attendance for participating the entire summer workshop.

The workshop is for master-level students, fresh graduates of a bachelor degree, or final-year undergraduate students around the world. Participation in this summer workshop is Free. The number of student participants is limited to 20. In addition, students are required to have a sufficiency in English as the digital workshop will be conducted in English. We highly welcome international students to apply. 

In order to be admitted to the summer workshop, applicants will have to submit: 

  1. Complete the registration form here with your basic information:
  2. Submit your current CVand a one-page personal statement of interest of a) why attending the workshop and b) a potential project idea relating to digital innovation. Email your personal statement with the subject [Application for Digital Innovation Summer Workshop] to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Inquiries about the summer workshop can be directed towards the Gender Studies Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and the workshop coordinator Prof. Ling HAN (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 



29 Oct 2021

University Symposium (Virtual): Gender and Academia

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Date: 29 Oct 2021
Time: 8:50am - 12:00 NOON
Venue: Online via Zoom
Language: English

2 Apr 2021 - 21 May 2021

跨卓藝術展 "Transcendence" Photo Exhibition & Sharing


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跨卓藝術展的展期現在已經延長到2021年5月21日了,快趁着展期來看吧。The exhibition period of Transcendence Photo Exhibition is extended to 21 May 2021. Don't miss it.

日期 Date: 2-26/4/2021
地點Venue: 香港中文大學大學圖書館 University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
日期 Date: 27/4 - 21/5/2021
地點Venue: 香港中文大學新亞書院錢穆圖書館 New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

10 Apr 2021

A Woman Is A Woman: Film Screening & Post-screening Discussion


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Two transwomen, one at puberty and the other at the midway of her life, both crave for integration and acceptance but experience tons and tons of difficulties. By interweaving the stories of two characters struggling to be themselves, the film helps the audience understand and empathize with transgender people and their quest for acceptance.
放映會及映後座談 Film Screening and Post-screening Discussion
日期 Date: 10/4/2021 (周六Sat)
時間 Time: 7: 30-9: 30pm
地點Venue: 一拳書館Book Punch
3/F, Tai Nam Commercial Building, 169-171 Tai Nam Street, Shamshuipo
形式 Mode: 網上放映 Online + 實體 Face-to-Face
語言 Language: 廣東話主講 Cantonese
費用 Fee: 免費 Free
嘉賓 Speakers: Mimi Wong (Producer), Tomo (Protagonist), Maisy Goosy SUEN (Director)
主持 Moderator: 黃鈺螢博士 (中大別研究課程講師) Dr Sonia Wong, Lecturer of Gender Studies Programm

按此登記 Register here:

2 Apr - 7 May 2021

跨卓藝術展 "Transcendence" Photo Exhibition & Sharing  


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— 跨性別人士 / 獲獎跨性別電影《女人就是女人》監製黃欣琴。

香港世界公民協會與攝影師 Candy Yeung 及她的攝影團隊製作的《跨卓・藝術展》

Art Show Introduction
“It is very important for anyone to be able to show to others their “True Self”.
Otherwise life in society will be extremely difficult.” — Mimi Wong, Transgender Person
/ Producer of Award Winning Transgender Movie A Woman Is A Woman.

Transcendence Art Show is a joint production of the Association of World Citizens
Hong Kong and Candy Yeung Design and Photography Limited. Through a combination
of photography and styling design, we have worked with 11 transgender people in Hong Kong to unfold and present the most authentic and unrestrained side of their true being.

As the first large scale transgender photography show in Hong Kong, we endeavor to bring forth an ideological stimulus on your concept of gender, breakthrough in the limitations of your imaginative boundary and return to the simplicity of “A Woman Is A Woman and A Man Is A Man” for transgender people.
日期 Date: 2-26/4/2021 
地點Venue: 大學圖書館 University Library 
日期 Date: 27/4 - 7/5/2021 
地點Venue: 新亞書院錢穆圖書館New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library
費用 Fee: 免費 Free
(入場時須出示中大證件Please present CUHK Link card upon admission)  
網上分享會 Online Sharing
按此登記Register here:
日期 Date: 17/4/2021 (周六Sat)
時間 Time: 3:00-4:30pm
形式 Mode: 網上進行 Online
語言 Language: 廣東話主講 Cantonese
費用 Fee: 免費 Free
嘉賓 Speakers: Mimi Wong, Pinky Lui, Alice Ho
主持 Moderator: 黃鈺螢博士 (中大別研究課程講師) Dr Sonia Wong, Lecturer of Gender Studies Programme


9 Apr 2021

Thesis Mini Conference of BSSc in Gender Studies


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Date: 9 Apr 2021 (Fri)

Time: 14:30 -  16:00

Online Zoom

Registrate here 

Please refer to this pdf file for abstracts of the presenting theses.


28 March 2021

Farming, Sustainability, Land Rights, Food Justice & Gender 

An Inter-Asia Conversation between Hong Kong, Indoneisa, The Philippines, Thailand and Nepal


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Date: 28 Mar 2021 (Sun)

Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm

Venue: Live streaming at one Billion Revolution - Hong Kong FB page :

Moderator: Dr. WONG Yuk Ying Sonia, Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

04 March 2021

Congratulations on Siu Cho (Dr. Cho Man Kit Joseph), lecturer of Gender Studies Programme on winning the Exemplary Teaching Award 2020 of Faculty of Social Science! We are really glad the high quality teaching of our staff is recognized and hope to offer even more to our students and society in the future.


恭喜性別研究課程的講師小曹 (曹文傑博士)獲得2020年的中大社會科學院模範教學獎!很高興看到我們老師的優質教學受到肯定,我們亦希望將來繼續為我們的學生和社會作出貢獻。


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March - April 2021

International Women's Day (IWD) 2021 Events Series  

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021, Gender Studies Programme is going to hold the following activities in March & April:
• 11-12 Mar: International Conference: Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times
• 12 Mar: Film Screening: We Grew up this Way
• April: Photo Exhibition @ CUHK Campus: Transcendence Art Show
• 9 April: BSSc in Gender Studies Thesis Mini Conference
For more information, please refer to the below information or future announcements.
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Event 1: International Conference: Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times
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International Conference: Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times
Date: 11 March, 2021 (Hong Kong time)
Venue: Zoom
Panel 1 (9:30-11:30)
Panel 2 (17:00-18:30)
Date: 12 March, 2021
Venue: Zoom
Panel 3 (10:00-11:30)
Gender Studies Programme, CUHK
Diversity and Inclusion Office, CUHK
Supported by:
Worldwide Universities Network
The International Conference on "Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times", supported by WUN and co-organized by the D&I office and Gender Studies Programme, will take place during March 11-12 2021 at CUHK via Zoom. This conference will address issues of workplace dynamics, family relations, gender norms, and social inequalities. This is the second international conference developed by the WUN research group on issues of gender and mobility/ immobility, which have been greatly reshaped under the pandemic. Speakers from CUHK, Fudan University, National Cheng Kung University, Shanghai University, SUNY-Albany, The University of British Columbia, The University of Hong Kong, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Sussex, University of York, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, and Zhejiang University will discuss issues of gender equality, diversity and inclusion with timely research in uncertain times.
The WUN research group on "Women's Mobility: Negotiating Work & Family Spheres in Asia" is led by Prof. Jing Song in Gender Studies Programme at CUHK
Event 2: Film Screening and Post-screening Discussion
活動2: 放映會及映後座談
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我們是這樣長大的: 本地女性電影人短片精選
We grew up this way: Selected shorts by local female filmmakers
Hybrid mode: Live screening @ Book Punch + Online
是次放映會精選的作品包括《地厚天高》導演林子穎探討當代情愛的劇情新作《四段四分鐘》、紀錄非二元跨性別(non-binary trans)藝術家、音樂人及性/別倡導者Vincy生命故事的《Vincy》、導演 Nicola Fan 根據本地邊緣少女真人真事改編的得獎作品《大家姐》,以及聚焦年輕女性參政歷程的紀錄片《傾城》。
The Gender Studies Programme of CUHK has curated a series of inspiring short films by local female filmmakers to celebrate International Women’s Day. Dir. Nora Lam explores the challenges of modern relationship in her new film Four times Four; we catch a glimpse of the inner life of non-binary trans artists, singer-songwriter Vincy in Vincy (Dir. Hugo Kenzo and Sophia Shek); Lil’ Tiger (Dir. Nicola Fan) tells the story of a Hong Kong teenage girl on her first day out of juvenile detention centre; and Dir. KR accompanies a young female politician as she prepares for election in Insurgence.
We have invited the directors, screenwriters, and producers to come share with us their creative process and the stories behind these films.
放映會及映後座談 Film Screening and Post-screening Discussion
日期 Date: 12/3/2021 (周五Fri)
時間 Time: 7: 30-9: 30pm
地點Venue: 一拳書館 Book Punch
3/F, Tai Nam Commercial Building, 169-171 Tai Nam Street, Shamshuipo
形式 Mode: 現場及網上放映 Live and online
語言 Language: 廣東話主講 Cantonese
費用 Fee: 免費 Free
嘉賓 Speakers: 林子穎 Nora Lam, Nicola Fan, 紀錄片工作者KR, Sophia Shek
主持 Moderator: 黃鈺螢博士 (中大別研究課程講師) Dr Sonia Wong, Lecturer of Gender Studies Programme
網上登記 Online Registration:
查詢電話 Phone: 3943-1429
電郵 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
四段四分鐘 Four times Four
Nora Lam & Amos Why | Hong Kong | 2020 | 18 min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Four relationships in four stages in four seasons. Though many ties have been unwittingly severed, the cycle might once repeat itself again in a blink of a cellphone screen. Obsessed with romantic love, a young woman (Jennifer Yu) has repeatedly met and slept with different men through dating apps. She is afraid of developing relationships, hence their bodies gets closer yet their hearts are far apart.
Hugo Kenzo & Sophia Shek | Hong Kong | 2019 | 7 min
In English with Chinese and English subtitles
音樂、愛、酷兒、亞洲身分 – 非二元跨性別唱作人Vincy與我們分享這些字眼背後的意義。
Music. Love. Queerness. Asian identity. The meaning of those terms in the words of non-binary singer-songwriter Vincy.
大家姐 Lil' Tiger
Nicola Fan | Hong Kong | 2017 | 15 min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Lil' Tiger follows a Hong Kong teenage girl on her first day out of juvenile detention centre.
傾城 Insurgence
紀錄片工作者KR | Hong Kong | 2020 | 32 min
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Wong Ji-yuet, 22 years old, arrested in the Rescue Poly-U Action, charged with Rioting, decides to run in the Democrats primary election for the 2020 Legco election. At this moment of uncertainty and impending imprisonment, how would a young girl resist and fight back?

08 Jan 2021

Zoom Link for Classes of BSSc  in Gender Studies 

For the start of Term 2 2020-21, CUHK will be using Zoom as a platform for online teaching. If you are a CUHK student and interested in auditing the first two classes of the term for consideration of adding or dropping the courses, please refer to this pdf file for the links to the Zoom classes. (CUHK students only)


14 Dec 2020

Prof Fanny Cheung received the Denmark-Gunvald Award 2020


Prof Fanny Cheung

Denmark Gunvald Award 2020

Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and one of the founding members of Gender Studies Programme, Prof Fanny Cheung received the Denmark Gunvald Award from the International Council of Psychologists in 2020.

The Denmark-Gunvald Award for Feminist Research and Service (details can be found here: ) is presented to honor a psychologist who has a history of research and service that directly benefits the health, promotion and well-being of women in the world.

We feel very proud that Prof Cheung has got this well-deserved recognition for her pioneering work and it places CUHK psychology and gender research in the international map.

The award was presented at the Awards Ceremony via Zoom during the ICP Conference on Sunday, December 13th at 3:30 pm EST. Prof Cheung’s acceptance speech is now available to download until the end of December. You may click this link to download:

It is protected by password.

Password: hkiaps507

(please play the file with VLC media player)


4 Dec 2020

Thesis Mini Conference of BSSc in Gender Studies

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Date: 4 Dec 2020 (Fri)

Time: 1:00pm

Online Zoom

Registrate here 

Please refer to this pdf file for abstracts of the prestenting theses.


7 Sept 2020

Zoom Link for Classes of BSSc  in Gender Studies 

For the start of Term 1 2020-21, CUHK will be using Zoom as a platform for online teaching. If you are a CUHK student and interested in auditing the first two classes of the term for consideration of adding or dropping the courses, please refer to this pdf file for the links to the Zoom classes. (CUHK students only)


28 May 2020

BSSc in Gender Studies GDRS4010 Thesis Mini Conference


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Our 2 Year 2 students are going to give a presentation on their research topics:

The Paradox of Female Visibility on Screen: a Case Study of Captain Marvel by CHU Kit Ying Judy

Christian Dating Pattern in Hong Kong by CHAN Chi Ho Samuel

Moderator: Prof SONG Jing, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme

Register Online: (Conducted on Zoom with link available on 27 May)

Time: May 28, 2020 01:30 PM Hong Kong SAR
Meeting ID: 911 8617 2819


 7 May 2020

Prof. Yiu-tung Suen Invited by World Bank to Speak for a Joint IDAHOTB Commemoration




Prof. Yiu-tung Suen, Assistant Professor of the Gender Studies Programme, and Founding Director of the Sexualities Research Programme has been invited to join a group of distinguished speakers to speak for the World Bank (WBG), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).


Prof. Suen will speak on the topic of 'Bridging the LGBTI Inclusion Data Gap' and why better data collection on LGBTI populations is essential to inclusive development. 

孫教授本次發言的主題為彌補LGBTI群體共融的數據差距“Bridging the LGBTI Inclusion Data Gap”),解釋為何開展更好的LGBTI人群數據統計對共融發展至關重要

The World Bank (WBG), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will collaborate on a virtual program of events from May 18 to 22, 2020 that will focus on research and data for “breaking the silence,” which is this year’s theme for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) 2020 commemoration.

世銀、亞開行、歐銀、美開行將於2020518日至22日期間合作舉辦一系列線上活動,聚焦關於打破沈默(breaking the silence主題的研究與數據,這一主題,也是今年國際不再恐同日(International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and BiphobiaIDAHOTB紀念活動的主題。

The events throughout this week will highlight the important role the MDBs are called to play in closing the SOGI data gap and will discuss ongoing and potential innovative approaches to data generation and evidence-based policymaking in their client countries. By virtually bringing together key SOGI research experts, policymakers, development professionals, and LGBTI civil society organizations, the joint IDAHOTB commemoration will draw attention to the discrimination, exclusion, and violence LGBTI people face globally and provide a platform to highlight successful examples of SOGI-inclusive data generation.




For More Details:

World Bank -> Events



 18 December 2019

Students and Staff Participating in the 5th Congress of AAWS 2019


The 5th Congress of the Asian Association of Womens Studies 2019 (AAWS) was held recently in Seoul, Korea, on December 6-8, 2019. Professor ZHONG Sara Hua and Professor SONG Jing were invited. Our PhD students Lulu Li and Siyuan Zhou along with our MPhil students Yiming Wang and Xinle Zhong were also invited to present their research findings. 

2019年12月6日至8日,亞洲婦女研究協會第五屆會議成功於韓國首爾的梨花女子大學舉行。本課程主任鐘華教授、助理教授宋婧老師協同PhD學生李露露、周思媛以及MPhil 學生王亦鳴、鐘馨樂受邀前往。


The AAWS is a forum for discussion and co-operation on new ideas in feminist education and research with a focus on Asia and to promote the dissemination of information on relevant community programs. The AAWS seeks to establish an institutional basis for feminist education and research on Asia, linking associations of womens studies, research institutions, resource centers, as well as individual scholars and practitioners in the region, with the intent of addressing issues of common interest in Asia. The Congress is held once in three years and this years theme is facing new challenges for feminisms in Asia: reiterations, renewals, and revisions. 


亞洲婦女研究協會(AAWS, 全稱: Asian Association of Women's Studies)是一個以亞洲為研究重點,討論女性主義教育並研究新思想的協會。AAWS力求為亞洲女性主義教育和研究奠定制度基礎,並將亞洲地區的婦女研究協會、研究機構、資源中心以及學者們聚集到一起,從而為他們提供更多的專業發展機會。AAWS會議每三年舉辦一次,本屆會議圍繞“Facing New Challenges for Feminisms in Asia: Reiterations, Renewals, and Revision”這一主題開展討論。



Professor SONG Jing was not only the moderator for two sub-forums, she also gave a speech on A New Rice Bowl: Women's Entrepreneurship in Coastal China. And professor ZHONG Sara Hua also gave a wonderful speech to the participants on the topic of Procedural Justice and Gender Equality: Mechanisms and Practices against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions of Hong Kong. 

在此次會議上,宋婧老師不僅受邀以分論壇的主持者出席,並就”A New Rice Bowl: Women's Entrepreneurship in Coastal China"這一主題進行了演講。鐘華教授也受邀以“Procedural Justice and Gender Equality: Mechanisms and Practices against Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Institutions of Hong Kong”為題向與會者帶來了精彩的學術演講。


In addition, our PhD students Lulu Li, Siyuan Zhou and our MPhil students Yiming Wang, Xinle Zhong were invited to present their respective research topics. 



Lulu Li (PhD) "Where has the Time Gone?: Female Entrepreneurship and Time Poverty in China”

圖為PhD學生李露露以“Where has the Time Gone?: Female Entrepreneurship and Time Poverty in China”為題發表演講


Siyuan Zhou (PhD) "Mainland Female Graduates Being Insurance Agents in Hong Kong: Flexible Citizenship in Cross-border Mobility”

圖為PhD學生周思媛以“Mainland Female Graduates Being Insurance Agents in Hong Kong: Flexible Citizenship in Cross-border Mobility”為題發表演講



Xinle Zhong (MPhil) "Queering the Legitimacy of Motherhood: Reproductive Travel and the Building of Lesbian Families in China"

圖為MPhill學生鐘馨樂以“Queering the Legitimacy of Motherhood: Reproductive Travel and the Building of Lesbian Families in China”為題發表演講

Yiming Wang (MPhil) "The Suppression and Creation of Female Tanbi Community in Network Reporting"

MPhill學生王亦鳴以“The Suppression and Creation of Female Tanbi Community in Network Reporting”為題發表演講


31 October 2019

Research Findings concerning Children's Perception of Gender Nonconformity Published in Flagship Journal 

A recent study, conducted by Gender Development Laboratory, The Chinses University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in collaboration with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), has explored children’s perceptions of the gender nonconformity and how to reduce their bias.

The study, led by CUHK, shows that a simple prevention could help to change children’s prejudice against their peers who contradict the gender norms. The research findings have been published by Child Development, the Flagship journal of Society for Research in Child Development

Prof. WONG Wang, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Programme and Department of Psychology (by Courtesy) and the director of Gender Development Laboratory, stated that “The research findings show that the gender nonconformity has formed in the early stages and increases when children are getting older, which is true at least in the age range covered by this research. However, a successful intervention would lead to a more tolerant and inclusive generation. ”


香港中文大學(中大)性別發展實驗室的研究人員聯同香港大學及加拿大多倫多大學密西加分校最近進行了一項研究,探討兒童對非常規性別行為的看法,以及如何減少有關偏見。這項由中大領導的研究結果顯示一個簡單的介入已足以改變兒童對不跟從性別規範朋輩的偏見。有關研究結果已於兒童發展研究學會(Society for Research in Child Development) 的旗艦期刊 Child Development 發表。



For More Details:

SRCD press release

CUHK press release




4 July 2019

Successful Application of General Research Fund (GRF) 2019

Congratulations to Prof. Song Jing and Prof. Ivy Wong of Gender Studies Programme on successful applications of General Research Fund (GRF) 2019  funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council.

Prof. Song Jing's research project: Urbanization, Gender and Property Structures: Top-down and Bottom-up Urbanization in Rural China


We are glad to see that every professorial staff of Gender Studies Programme has on-going project supported by General Research Fund. The programme will continue to strive for excellent and cutting edge research in gender and sexuality issues.

24 Jun 2019
Public Seminar: Healing the Land, Empowering ourselves: Pathways of Indigenous Women's Post-disaster Recovery after Typhoon Morakot

Date: 24 June 2019 (Mon)
Time:  14:30 - 15:30
Venue: Lecture Theatre 8, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof LIN Chin-ju, Graduate Institute of Gender Studies, Kaohsiung Medical University

Abstract: This research documents Indigenous Women’s Journey of Returning to the Homeland in Southern Taiwan after Typhoon Morakot. Literature shows that women are more vulnerable than men in disasters. However, they also demonstrate great strength in the recovery and rebuild processes. How did
indigenous women recover from the trauma caused by natural disasters? How did they gain strength to rebuild their homeland? Are there any tensions between indigenous men and women during the reconstruction period? How did they reconstruct their homeland given the interplay of gender and ethnicity in their daily lives? This action research is participatory observation in nature. I will work closely with the indigenous women, adopting community surveys as well as healing workshops to enhance the depth of the research. Finally, this research aims to provide a model for social workers, who wish to work with indigenous women.

(Free admission, Walk-in also Welcome)


KMU talk


24 Jun 2019
Book launch: Gender and Employment in Rural China 

Author: Prof. SONG Jing, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 24 June 2019 (Mon)
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Venue: CUHK University Bookstore (Room 101, 1/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) 
Prof RUAN Danching, Department of Sociology, HKBU
Prof LUI Ching-wu, Lake, Department of Applied Social Sciences, PolyU

Free Admission


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Publication: Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps

 Prof. Suen Yiu Tung of Gender Studies Programme has co-edited the book Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps, published by Routledge.

This book reports on a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which aimed to address gaps in knowledge about older LGBT people and their experiences of ageing. Hardback and eBook copy are available, for more information, please click here.

中大性別研究課程的孫耀東教授與其他學者共同編輯了Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People: Minding the Knowledge Gaps一書。本書由Routledge出版社出版,匯報了Economic and Social Research Council資助的計劃,旨在補足有關年長LGBT人群和他們變老經驗的知識缺口。硬裝本及電子版已經發行,有關詳情請點擊此處查閱。




June 2019

New Publication: Same-Sex Marriage in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: Ideologies, Spaces and Developments

The article "Same-sex Marriage in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan: Ideologies, Spaces and Developments" written by Dr. CHO Man Kit, Joseph, Lecturer of Gender Studies Programme, CUHK and Dr. KAM Yip Lo, Lucetta, Associate Professor of HKBU (and also an alumni of our PhD in Gender Studies of CUHK)  will be published in the book Contemporary Issues in International Political EconomyThe physcial copy of the book will be available in July 2019. For preview or Ebook version, please visit:





20 May 2019

Childhood Gender Diversity  in the Community and Across Cultures

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Date: 20 May 2019 (Mon)

Time: 12:30-14:30 

Venue: Room 505, Esther Lee Building, CUHK (ELB_505)

Speaker: Dr. Doug VanderLaan (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga)

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17 April 2019
Theses Mini Conference 2019 (BSSc in Gender Studies)

Date: 17 April 2019 (Wed)

Time: 12:30-14:15 pm (refreshement are provided)

Venue: Room 109, Chen Kou Bun Building, CUHK

Commentator: Prof. Ivy Wong, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Programme

Moderator: Dr. CHO Man Kit, Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme


1. Step-families in Hong Kong: A New Form of Kinship and Children Development
(Presented in Cantonese by Mak Wai Hong, Benny)

2. Body Politics: The Association between Experience of Disability and Construction of Masculinity
and Femininity
(Presented in English by Wan Sheung Yin, Jacky)

3. 香港女性在婚姻市場上的受歡迎程度及年齡的關係
(Presented in Cantonese by Ng Wai Ying, Joanna)

4. 不同香港社會行動者(Social Agents)對同性婚姻的看法如何改變?
(Presented in Cantonese by So Tze Man, Vickie)


* Thesis AbstractPlease click here to download


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Congratulate Lai Weiwen (alumni of Mphil in Gender Studies) for winning a scholarship at Department of Sociology CUHK in 2018: Lee Wong Lai Lin Scholarship for Sociological Studies of Family and Gender Issues.





5 Oct 2018

HE HE SHE SHE OUT@U; LGBTQ Short Film Sharing Campus Tour 

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Date: 5 Oct 2018 (Fri)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA) Lecture Theatre 4, CUHK

Guest Sharing: Joanne Leung (Transgender Resource Centre Founder)

Moderator: Chung Lau (HEvolution Founder)

5 Short Films to be Screened:
Hurt 傷
Bicultural 複數人生
Sweet and Sour 甜與酸
Golden 同金生
A Straight Journey: Days and Nights in their Kingdom 從黑夜到白天


8 & 9 June 2018

Pedagogy Workshop

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


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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:


Please click here to download 


7 June 2018

International Workshop on Gender & Development in China

Organized by Gender Studies Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


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*Domestic Work



*Work & Family


*Labor Force

*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

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5th March (Monday); 7pm - 9pm; Cheng Yu Tung Building, Lecture Theatre 7 (CYT LT7), CUHK




  1. Ambiguous

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.


  1. 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




Self Defense


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

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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.




Event Details


 March 3, 2018 (Sat)

Venue :

Chung Chi Staff Club, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


12:30pm – 12:45pm (Registration)
12:45pm – 2:15pm (Lunch)


Alumni/Staff/Students of Gender Studies Programme

Fee :

HK$238 per person (for GRS alumni/staff)
HK$268 per person (for non-GRS related guests)

Special Souvenir:

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
Room 250, Sino Buildilng,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.,
Hong Kong

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

You can also send the photo of your ATM or bank transfer receipt by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 23 Feb 2018 (Fri) with your name, year of graduation and number and type of seats written in the email.

Dress Code:



Ms. Sandy Chan
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
telephone: (852) 3943 1026 



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

Language: Cantonese

For Registration:






Gender Recognition Forum

In response to the government’s consultation paper on gender recognition this June, GRC and Gender Studies Programme will be

Poster Gender Recognition Forum s

 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.




2016-17 Other events

Date Topic Speaker Poster
12/9/2016 HeHeSheShe Out@U : HKLGFF Campus Tour na Poster
4/10/2016 《講笑﹒不好笑》論壇劇場 X 對抗校園性騷擾 na Poster
4/10/2016 CUHK Human Library na Poster
3/11/2016 Film Screening: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness na Poster
31/10 - 4/11/2016 Gender Studies Open Week 2016 na Poster
10/11/2016 Documentary Screening and Meet the Producers: Why our Marriage Matters na Poster
28/11/2016 LGBTI rights and freedom of religion in Hong Kong and the European Union na Poster
9/12/2016 De-provincializing the Critique of Heterosexuality Stevi Jackson Poster
12 & 13/12/2016  The Crossroads Centre - 1905 Hong Kong Human Rights Film Festival na Poster
8/3/2017 I Am A Woman: An Evening to Celebrate International Women’s Day // 我是女性: 慶祝“國際婦女日”之夜 na Poster
19/4/2017 BSSc in Gender Studies Thesis Mini Conference na Poster
17/6/2017 Prof. Song Jing's Talk @Shanghai University Song Jing Poster
27/6/2017 Prof. Song Jing's Talk @University of Tokyo Song Jing Poster

2015-16 Other events

Date Topic Speaker Poster
30/9/2015 HeHeSheShe Out@U  na Poster
5/3/2016 跨性別性工作者紀錄片《女夭兒》放映暨討論會  na Poster
















































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