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GSC Library Exhibition 2024

Period: 8 January to 8 February 2024 
Venue: Trans-disciplinary Discovery Commons

(2/F, Au Shue Hung Memorial Library)

All are welcome!


[GSC Co-organized Event]

The Third Forum on Recent Research in Gender and Ming-Qing Culture 第三屆性別與明清文化研究論壇

Date: 10 December 2021 Friday

Time: 9:30-12:00 (HKT)

Venue: Zoom

Language: English

Zoom Meeting ID: 944 8034 2243

Passcode: 719674

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Gender Studies Concentration X HUMN2025 


Doing Gender on Campus

— Presentation of HUMN2025 student projects

Meeting ID: 998 9767 3451
Passcode: 599477


Date: 21 April 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 13:30-14:30

Language: Cantonese

Course Instructor: Dr. Chow Yiu Fai, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing


Description: Students of HUMN2025 Gender: Theory and Culture were asked to propose projects to engage with gender issues on campus. Three projects that won the most votes from fellow students were sponsored by the Gender Studies Concentration for implementation. On 21 April, these students will share with us their experience, and show us documentation of their projects, on love, drag, and body image. Please join us!

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2021.03.24 Gender Studies Concentration Lecture Series "Love in the Time of Coronavirus": “Gendering Hong Kong Cinema" (via Zoom)


Date: 24 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30-14:00 (HKT)
Language: English
Speaker: Dr. Alvin K. Wong, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Hong Kong
Moderators: Dr. David Schley (HIST) and Dr. Ellen Zhang (REL), HKBU, GSC Members

Zoom Meeting ID: 939 5892 8979

Enquiries:34115538 /

After registering, we’ll send you a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. (Deadline: 23 March 2021)

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Gender Studies Concentration Lecture Series "Love in the Time of Coronavirus"


A ZOOM Talk “Gender-based Violence in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights from Canada”


Date:  22 February 2021 (Monday)
Time: 13:30-15:00 (HKT)
Language: English
Speaker: Prof. Christine Walsh and Ms. Nathalie Bouchard
Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary, Canada
Moderator: Prof. Shirley Hung, Department of Social Work, HKBU (GSC Co-Chair)

Meeting ID: 982 2862 6268

Registration is required; After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



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[CCL Talk via ZOOM] 

"Embodying Place and Class Habitus: Passing Practices of Male-to-Female Cross-dressers in Hong Kong"

Date: 5 November 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 14:30-16:00
Speaker: Dr. Day Wong, Department of Sociology


ZOOM link:

ZOOM ID: 92391813346

Language: English

Inquiries: 34117131 /



  • 報名日期:2020-05-15 08:00 ~ 2020-06-21 23:00



日期: 2020年8月25日至28日(星期二至五)


地點: 中央研究院民族學研究所

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Gender Studies Concentration Lecture Series "Love in the Time of Coronavirus"


A ZOOM Talk “Sex Variation and Gender: Language and the Biopolitics of Intersex”


Date: 13 May 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 16:30-18:00
Speaker: Dr. Brian KING, School of English, The University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Dr. Benedict ROWLETT, English Language and Literature, HKBU (GSC Member)

ZOOM link:

ZOOM ID: 960 5735 3560

Language: English

International Conference on Gender, Language and Education (ICGLE)

2 – 4 December 2020


Deadline: 30 April 2020 (Thursday)

Proposal submissions are called for the International Conference on Gender, Language and Education (ICGLE). ICGLE seeks to bring together academics, researchers, community leaders, policymakers, education practitioners and research postgraduate students from the worldwide community to explore equality and diversity issues in language and education through a gendered lens. Since gender inequalities have been the focus of heated debate around the world, the ICGLE aims to call for collaborative action to address systemic (gender) inequalities, particularly in the Asian context.


Keynote speakers:

  • Ms Zuriel Oduwole, American Education Advocate and Film Maker, The Youngest Person Profiled by Forbes

  • Dr Jane Sunderland, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

  • Professor Theresa Der-lan Yeh, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Date: 2 – 4 December 2020

Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Conference theme: Gender, Language and Education: Equality and Diversity Issues in Asia


Types of submissions: Paper/Poster presentations and themed panels. Please submit your proposals to EasyChair ( by 30 April 2020. For themed panels, abstract submissions should be sent directly to the Conference Secretariat ( using the application form downloaded from the ICGLE website.


For more details, please refer to ICGLE website. For enquiries, please write to us by email at

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Gender Studies Concentration Lecture Series  "Love in the Time of Coronavirus" 

A ZOOM Talk “East Asian Femininity and Worker-Client Relationship in China’s Commercial Sex Industry"

Moderator: Prof. Stuart CHRISTIE, English Language and Literature, HKBU (GSC Co-Chair) 


Speaker: Dr. Eileen Yuk-ha TSANG, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences,  City University of Hong Kong


Date: 16 April, 2020 (Thursday) 

Time: 14:00-15:30
Language: English

ZOOM ID: 141 342 533

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Gender Studies Concentration Lecture Series  "Love in the Time of Coronavirus" 

A ZOOM Panel “Sociality, Affect, and Chinese Dating Apps”

Moderator: Prof. John ERNI, Humanities and Creative Writing (former GSC Co-Chair)



Cycles of Uninstalling and Reinstalling: The Ambivalence of Gay App Use Among Urban Chinese Users

Dr. Lik Sam CHAN, Journalism and Communication, CUHK



The Urban Plot of Female Same-Sex Sociality in Chinese Dating Apps

Dr. Jia TAN, Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK

Date: 15 April 2020 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

ZOOM link:

ZOOM ID: 490 328 252

Language: English

2019.11.01 Dr Fumie Ohashi Seminar SOC_1

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 /

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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.

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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!

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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

公開講座: "Learning to Stand and Speak"

Date: November 24, 2017

Time: 12:30-2:00pm

Venue: SWT501, HKBU

Speaker: 魏愛蓮教授







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

女人能頂半邊天 -  中國妇女口述历史 

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






日期: 2017年2月13日 (一)

時間: 上午9:30-11:50

地點: 逸夫校園區樹洪紀念圖書館

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