Upcoming Events

Global Sexualities Book Launch

Queering China and the Sinophone Pacific


Hongwei Bao and Howard Chiang

Respondents and Discussants: 

Jamie Zhao and Alvin K. Wong

Moderator: Grace En-Yi Ting

Date: 16 June 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM Hong Kong Time      Delivery: via Zoom

CGED Spotlight

Brenda Alegre to Moderate #LiveSharingSession for LGTBIQ+ Tourism Asia 

#LiveSharingSession Meet Rukshana to learn more about Gender "O" identity in Nepal and how it has affected her daily life and travel experiences.

Date: 19 June 2021 (Sat)    Time: 5.00 - 5.45 PM (GMT+8) including Q&A


CGED Member and HKU Lecturer in the Gender Studies Programme Brenda Alegre has taken part in a series of events held in conjunction with IDAHOBIT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, which is celebrated on May 17 every year.

She joined panels for Standard Chartered Bank Asia Pacific on May 14, as well as the Launch of the PayPal Pride Network in Hong Kong and another panel for Morgan Stanley Hong Kong on May 17, together with Siu Fung Law, who is a TA in the HKU Faculty of Arts.

Backchat RTHK Radio 3, May 18, 2021: LGBTQ Communities in Hong Kong

Listen to the podcast here:

Brenda has shared recommendations on how to address wellbeing and mental health

care for women as part of an educational video series for Frontline Feminists.

"Inspiring Change Through Education with Dr. Brenda Alegre" on YouTube

The Chinese University of Hong Kong recently published a survey that found that more than three-quarters of transgender people in Hong Kong have contemplated

suicide, and nearly one in 10 have reported being subjected to physical violence when visiting public toilets.

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


Mailing Address:


Committee on Gender Equality & Diversity

Faculty of Arts General Office, Room 4.05

Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

The University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


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