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Seminar (CCL recognized): "Securing Temporary Spaces of Belonging in Urban China: How Migrant Domestic Workers Survive the Dislocation"

Speaker: Dr. Fumie Ohashi, Associate Professor, Institute for Gender Studies, Ochanomizu University, Japan


Date: 1 November 2019 (Friday)

Time: 12:30 pm

Venue: Room AAB1045, 10/F., Academic and Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

Language: English

Enquiries: 34117131 / soc@hkbu.edu.hk

Job opportunity:

Gender Studies Programme at HKU is hiring a full time Executive Assistant. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

CNN News 22/03/2019
K-Pop in crisis: Scandal threatens to end the 'Korean Wave' and exposes culture of toxic masculinity

Seoul (CNN)South Korea's entertainment industry is a cultural juggernaut that has allowed the East Asian nation to punch well above its weight in terms of global soft power.

But a digital sex scandal that police say involves some of K-Pop's biggest stars has rocked the K-Pop world, leaving it facing a reckoning from which some believe it might not recover.

Gender Studies Book Exhibition and Book Launch 2019.03.14 [CCL]


Date: March 14, 2019, Thursday
Time: 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Opening Ceremony | Library 3/F, Shaw Campus
3:45 to 5:00 p.m. Reception and Book Talk | Library 2/F multipurpose room, Shaw Campus


(Book talk: "Why Post-Binary Gender?" by Prof. Douglas Robinson, on his book Transgender, Translation, Translingual Address, and "Single, Creative, Woman" by Dr. Chow Yiu Fai, on his book Caring in Times of Precarity: A Study of Single Women Doing Creative Work in Shanghai )    

Light refreshments provided  

*Book Exhibition: March 11-30, 2019    

Venue: 3/F, Library, Shaw Campus, HKBU

All are welcome!

BBC News 02/01/2019

Germany adopts intersex identity into law

Intersex people in Germany can now legally identify themselves as such under a new law adopted in December.

People who do not fit the biological definition of male or female can now choose the category "diverse" on official documents.

Staging Gender

(Performances and Accompaniment from Lingnan Cultural Studies)

Date: November 30, 2018 Friday

Time: 6:30 pm

Venue: A Space, Asia Arts Archive


All are welcome!

Public Lecture: "When Global History and Women's History Meet"

Date: October 24, 2018

Time: 1:30-3:20pm

Venue: SCM012, HKBU

Speaker: Prof. Bonnie G. SMITH

Paper presentation

Prof. John Erni presented a paper on sexuality studies entitled "How does “Asia” Travel?: Lessons from Comparative Law".


Conference: "An Asian Turn? Researching and Theorising from Asia"

Date: October 5-6, 2017. 

Organizer:the National University of Singapore 

(see abstract)

Public Lecture: "Globalizing Universities and Growing Gender Equality"

Date: January 12, 2018

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Venue: WLB205, HKBU

Speaker: Prof. Myra Marx Ferree

Public Lecture: "Learning to Stand and Speak"

Date: November 24, 2017

Time: 12:30-2:00pm

Venue: SWT501, HKBU

Speaker: Prof. Ellen B Widmer

The Second Forum on Recent Research in Gender and Ming-Qing Culture

Date: November 22, 2017


Venue: SWT501, Shaw Campus, HKBU

Language: Mandarin,English

Public Lecture “Transnational Feminist Perspectives: Prospects and Challenges” 

Date: June 15, 2017

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Venue: AAB1312, HKBU

Speaker: Professor Bandana Purkayastha, The University of Connecticut 

Language: English

Women holding half of the sky: Oral history of women in China 

Date: 25 April 2017

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Venue: Multiporpose Room, L2, Library

Language: Putonghua


Ms. Li Hongtao, Former Head of China Women’s Library, Principal Expert of China Women’s Library, Director of China Women’s Oral History Research Centre, Principal Expert of Anti-domestic Violence Project of United Nation Women’s Office

Ms. Chen Zhenhong, Librarian, China Women’s Library

Opening Ceremony "My Body My Story"

Date: Mar 27, 2017 (Mon) 

Time: 12-12:30pm

Venue: 6/F Podium, HSH Campus


Our bodies tell the stories of who we are, where we come from, what we have been going through and how we like to present ourselves to other people. Bodies tell the stories of our gender, sexuality, ethnicity and more. As part of an on-going project titled “Youth’s Self-Imaging of Body and Gender” (funded by the Institute of Creativity of HKBU), we invited 30 students with various ethnic backgrounds, aged from 15 to 18, from Li Po Chun United World College and Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College to participate in an art exploration workshop. They were instructed to outline their body on a piece of paper and then fill up their “empty” body with their stories of self and body. In this exhibition, we reproduced the artworks of the youth participants and invite all of you to listen to their voices.