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.


Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong Amnesty International Hong Kong - University Documentary Film Screening

Everyday Rebellion
Director: The Riahi Brothers
Length: 110 minutes
Language: Arabic, English, Russian and Spanish with Chinese and English subtitles

November 25, 2015 Wednesday
MC³@702 Creative Space, 7/F, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU

Department of Sociology
Sociology Capstone Fair

Over eighty Final Year students in the Department of Sociology will be presenting an amazing collection of Capstone Projects in progress. Some of the key themes include: Gender and Sexuality - From Old Gay Men to Tom-Boys; Get a Like? Get a Life! - Online Identity, Romance and Offline Reality; Manufacturing Fame - From Canto-Pop to K-Pop; Space and Place - From Hawkers' Morning Bazaar to Sai Wan Container Wharf; Youth and Everyday Life – From Hall Culture to Mobility Strategies; (In)visibility or Diversity? - From International Students to Ethnic Minorities.

Date: Monday 30th November 2015
Time: 12:30 - 15:00 (mini concert until 14:00)
Venue: University Street, Centennial Campus, HKU

There will be poster presentations, games, live music and much more. All are welcome!

Department of Sociology

Distinguished Lectures Series: Social Science and the Global South
By Professor Raewyn Connell

Date: 7 Dec 2015
Time: 4: 30 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Social science in its most familiar form is dominated by ideas and paradigms from the global North, which naturally reflect the social experience of the societies of the metropole. We need to understand social science disciplines within a global economy of knowledge, and re-think them in the light of postcolonial, decolonial and Southern critiques developed in the last generation. This talk will examine the problem, and outline substantive sociologies that are emerging from Southern theorists, concerned with themes of change, gender, power and land. The way this transformation is impacted by the neoliberal political-economic order constitutes one of the central problems for social scientists today.

Raewyn Connell is Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney, a Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union, and one of Australia's leading social scientists. Her most recent books are Southern Theory (2007), about social thought in the postcolonial world; Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics; and Gender: In World Perspective (3rd edn, with Rebecca Pearse, 2015). Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages. She has taught in departments of sociology, political science, and education, and is a long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement. Details can be found at her website and on Twitter @raewynconnell.

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]