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)
BSSc in Gender Studies GDRS4010 Thesis Mini Conference
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: http://bit.ly/miniconf2020 (Conducted on Zoom with link available on 27 May)
Time: May 28, 2020 01:30 PM Hong Kong SAR
Meeting ID: 911 8617 2819
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2020年5月18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 Biphobia，IDAHOTB）”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.
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18 December 2019
Students and Staff Participating in the 5th Congress of AAWS 2019
The 5th Congress of the Asian Association of Women’s 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.
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 women’s 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 year’s 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。
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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
Prof. Ivy Wong's research project: TOYS ARE US? CROSS-LAGGED STUDY ON GENDER-TYPED PLAY AND ABILITIES.
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.
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)
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
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。
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 Economy. The physcial copy of the book will be available in July 2019. For preview or Ebook version, please visit: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811364617
20 May 2019
Childhood Gender Diversity in the Community and Across Cultures
Date: 20 May 2019 (Mon)
Venue: Room 505, Esther Lee Building, CUHK (ELB_505)
Speaker: Dr. Doug VanderLaan (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Mississauga)
Register at: https://bit.ly/2LsS4sc
|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
2. Body Politics: The Association between Experience of Disability and Construction of Masculinity
4. 不同香港社會行動者(Social Agents)對同性婚姻的看法如何改變？
* Thesis Abstract: Please click here to download
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
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:
Sweet and Sour 甜與酸
A Straight Journey: Days and Nights in their Kingdom 從黑夜到白天
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.
2016-17 Other events
|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
Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy