Gender Studies Programme - Others

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)


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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

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 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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