The courses of the Department attempt to provide students with a basic knowledge of sociological andanthropological concepts theories, and methods, applying these to the empirical study of topics which have some relevance to contemporary Hong Kong. Thus in addition to basic courses in theory and methods, regionally there are courses on Hong Kong itself, China and other Asian societies and topically there are courses on a wide range of sub-fields within sociology.

 

 

 

 


"Annual postgraduate conference 2014"

Date: 4th April, 2014
Location: University of Hong Kong

 

"The University of Hong Kong Department of Sociology Book Talk Series 2014"

Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy
AUTHOR: Dr. Travis Shiu Ki KONG
DISCUSSANT: Dr. Denise Tse-Shang TANG

DATE: 15 April, 2014 Tuesdays, 1:00-2:20pm
Rm929, 9/F, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU

SYNOPSIS: This book presents a groundbreaking exploration of masculinities and homosexualities amongst Chinese gay men, with rich data from an extensive ethnographic study of contemporary Chinese gay men in a wide range of different locations.  It provides a sociological account of masculinity, desire, sexuality, identity and citizenship in contemporary Chinese societies, and within the constellation of global culture.

 

Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China
AUTHOR: Dr. Khun Eng KUAH-PEARCE
DISCUSSANT: Dr. Colin SMITH


DATE: 29 April, 2014 Tuesdays, 1:00-2:20pm
Rm929, 9/F, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU

SYNOPSIS: This work illustrates the relationship between one group of Singaporean Chinese and their ancestral village in Fujian, China.  It explores the reasons why the Singaporean Chinese continue to maintain ties with their ancestral village and how they reproduce Chinese culture through ancestor worship and religion in the ancestral village.  This ethnographic study examines two geographically distinct groups of Chinese coming together to re-establish their lineage and identity through cultural and economic activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 11th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association

The Department of Sociology has hosted the 11th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA). [Photo]