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.




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

Keynote speakers
Prof. CHUA Bing Huat
Prof. WONG Siu-lun

Panel proposal: 26 September 2015 Saturday
Registration and call for papers: 19 October 2015 Monday
For enquiry
Phone: (852) 2806 5125
Fax: (852) 2806 8044
Conference website

Please visit for registration and abstract submission form.

Luncheon Colloquium Series (Sem 2, 2015 -16)

You are cordially invited to join our Departmental Luncheon Colloquium Series on the specified Tuesdays below. Our faculty members and senior research postgraduate students will share their work-in-progress projects in the colloquia. Please mark your calendar. For enquiries, please contact Miss Sophia So ( or Dr. Li-Ping Wang (

Time: Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be served from 12:55 p.m.)
Venue: Rm. 929, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus




Feb 2

Dr. Paul Joosse

Weber's Disciples: Analyzing the Charismatic Aristocracy

Feb 23

Dr. Tommy Tse

Fashion as a Social Field: Global Diffusion of Chinese and South Korean Fashion as Counter-Cultural Imperialism?

Mar 15

Dr. David Palmer

Altruism as Individualism: The Moral Anxieties of Volunteering in China

Mar 29

Miss Yunxue Deng

Labor Protests and Grassroots Union Reform: A Study on the Automobile Industry in South China

Apr 12

Dr. Xiaoli Tian

Birds of a Feather: Cross-group Interaction between Mainland and Local University Students in Hong Kong

Apr 26

Dr. Sylvia Martin

The Production of Spectacle