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Upcoming Events


Knowledge Exchange Exhibition
Transcendence Journey: Incarnation of Charm and Elegance

Exhibition period: 15 - 30 November 2021

Venue: G/F, Main Library, HKU

Opening Ceremony: 15 November 2021

Time: 8:00 pm

Venue: Library Extension 3 (LE3), Main Library, HKU

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Knowledge Exchange Exhibition
Tour through Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 |  香港人權藝術獎 2021巡禮

Exhibition period: 16 - 29 November 2021

Venue: Run Run Shaw Tower G/F Gallery, HKU


CGED Research Seminar Series
Book Talk — Televising Chineseness: Gender, Nation and Subjectivity


Geng Song, Associate Professor, School of Chinese, HKU

Respondent: Alvin K. Wong, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

Moderator: Angie Baecker, Department of Art History, HKU

Date: 8 December 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 5:00 PM | On Zoom

CGED Spotlight

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HKU Historian Becomes First Scholar of Japan to Win Prestigious International Book Prize

Dr. Janet Borland, Assistant Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies, has won the 2020 Grace Abbott Book Prize for Earthquake Children: Building Resilience from the Ruins of Tokyo (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2020). The prize is awarded annually by the Society for the History of Children and Youth for the best book published in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed). Dr. Borland is the first scholar of Japan to win this prestigious international book prize.


Knowledge Exchange Series
Listening through the Unheard: A Reflection on 100 Years of U.S. Women’s Suffrage and its Connections with Asia


Professor Louise Edwards, Emeritus Professor of Chinese History, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Professor Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute, The Johns Hopkins University

Panelist and Moderator

Dr. Brenda Rodriguez Alegre

Lecturer in the Gender Studies Programme, HKU

Date:       18 August 2021 (Wednesday)      Zoom recording now available


CGED Research Seminar Series

The Gendering of the Cultural Revolution: The Barefoot Doctor in High Socialist Narrative Feature Film


Angie Baecker, Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU

Respondent: Vivian Sheng, Department of Art History, HKU

Moderator: Alvin K. Wong, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

Date: 26 May 2021 (Wednesday)

Zoom recording now available



The Gendered Pandemic in China A Feminist Online Ethnographic Study

Speaker: ZHAO Feng Chenzi, PhD Candidate, Western University, Canada

Moderator: Laura Meek, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU

Date: 14 May 2021 / Zoom recording now available.


CGED Knowledge Exchange Series

Marginalisation & Empowerment: Voices of HK Women

7 March 2021 (Sunday)

Panel 1 - Class, Race and Gender: Intersectionality and Women in Hong Kong

Panel 2 - Visual Storytelling: Photography as Empowerment

Zoom recording now available.

Established in November 2016, the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity works with organizations both within and outside of the University of Hong Kong to lead the way on gender and diversity, and realize the full potential of our academic community.


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Enquiries and comments are welcome and can be sent to:

Ms Cathy Wong

CGED Secretary


Ms Georgina Challen

CGED Research Assistant


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