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CGED Research Seminar Series

The Empire of the Father: The Remaking of Patriarchal Family Government in the Nineteenth Century United States


Dr Julia Bowes, Assistant Professor, Department of History, HKU

Respondent: Dr Staci Ford

Moderator: Dr Nicholas YH Wong

Date: October 27, 2020 (Tuesday)     Time: 7:30 PM

Delivery: Zoom

CGED Partner Talk

The Women's Foundation: Cybersexual Violence - Virtual Panel


Po-yee Lam, Bowie, Founder & Executive Director,

Teen's Key

Amber Hawkes, APAC Head of Safety, Facebook

Elizabeth LaCouture, Director, Gender Studies Programme, HKU; Member, CGED


Inti Tam, Communications and Marketing Manager, TWF

Date: October 29, 2020 (Thursday) Time: 12:30 PM

Delivery: Zoom

CGED Research Seminar Series

Gender, Modernity, Nationhood: History of a Female Friendship from a Global Perspective


Dr Guo Ting, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, School of Humanities, HKU

Respondent: Professor Nicole Huang

Moderator: Dr Alvin K Wong

Date: November 25, 2020 (Wednesday) Time: 7:30 PM

Delivery: Zoom

CGED Spotlight

Times Higher Education Article Highlights Lack of Female Representation in Asian Academia’s Senior Ranks

Female representation in Asian academia’s senior ranks is low by international standards. There are some encouraging signs that the situation is being addressed, but might the disproportionate effect of the Covid-19 lockdowns on women undo the good work? Joyce Lau reports

Dr Grace En-Yi Ting joins the Gender Studies Programme

Dr Grace En-Yi Ting has joined the HKU Gender Studies Programme as an Assistant Professor. Dr Ting received her PhD from Yale University. She is a historian of gender and Japanese studies. She specializes in queer/feminist approaches to Japanese literary and cultural studies, with an emphasis on women writers in the modern period and girls’ culture.

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