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.

 



 

QUEERS OF HONG KONG PHOTO EXHIBITION MC³@702 Creative Space, The University of Hong Kong 18 September - 2 October 2015 HeHeSheShe OUT@U HKLGFF CampusTour MC³@702 Creative Space, The University of Hong Kong 21 September 2015, 6:30-8:30pm

Exhibition Launch Event

Date: 17 September 2015
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue: MC³@702 Creative Space,
             The Jockey Club Tower,
             Centennial Campus,
             The University of Hong Kong

HeHeSheShe OUT@U HKLGFF Campus Tour – HKU Station
Short Films Screenings
Films: (Films screened subject to change without advanced notice)

  • Golden
  • The Package
  • Carina
  • Life Under Red Lights
  • Aban and Khorshid

Discussants:
Dr. Travis S.K. Kong (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, HKU)
Dr. Denise Tse-Shang Tang (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, HKU)

Date: 21 September 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue:             MC³@702 Creative Space,
The Jockey Club Tower,
Centennial Campus,
The University of Hong Kong

For further enquiries:
Miss Connie Ko:  (852) 3917 2309
Email: socimccc@hku.hk

More information about MC³@702 Creative Space:
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/HkuMccc
Website: http://www.sociodep.hku.hk/mccc.html

Hong Kong Sociological Association 17th Annual Conference
Call for papers 2015

The Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University is pleased to be offered the opportunity to host the 17th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association.
The theme of the conference – Sociological Imagination in a Pluralist World – is an invitation to explore the forces – politics, economics, social movements, policies and institutions – that drive the recognition and affirmation of diversity within society, and the problems that derive from the coexistence of different interests, belief systems, and lifestyles.
We invite papers that will stimulate debate and discussion about the local and international issues related to the above. Hong Kong provides the ideal location for this conference – a city which has a long history of openness and tolerance as well as respect for diversity. We look forward to welcoming you to the 17th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association December 4-5 2015 at Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
Keynote speakers
Prof. CHUA Bing Huat
Prof. WONG Siu-lun
Deadline

Panel proposal: 26 September 2015 Saturday
Registration and call for papers: 19 October 2015 Monday
For enquiry
Email: kmli@hksyu.edu; hksa2015@hksyu.edu.
Phone: (852) 2806 5125
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
Conference website

Please visit http://www.hksyu.edu/sociology/HKSA/conference.html for registration and abstract submission form.


Youth and Generation: Rethinking Change and Inequality in the Lives of Young People.

11 September, 2015 Friday
12:30-2:00pm
Rm813, 8/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Abstract
The promise of the sociological study of youth is not simply showing that class, gender and race continue to influence life chances, but to show how they shape young lives today. Drawing on examples from a 20-year longitudinal study of youth transitions in Australia, this paper builds on the concepts of 'social generation' and 'individualisation' to suggest a new framework for youth research. Too often inequality (including by class, gender and race) is conceptualised as evidence of a simple process of reproduction, and is hence seen as evidence against social change. This creates a conflation of 'continuity' and inequality. The paper will argue that new risks and inequalities do not simply mask old forms of inequality, but are central to the way inequalities, including by class, gender and race, are being made afresh in contemporary conditions.

 

 

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]