Upcoming Events

CGED Knowledge Exchange Series

Missing Opportunities: A Review of Gender Diversity on Hong Kong Boards


Mohan Datwani, Solicitor, Deputy Chief Executive, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS), and Member, Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)

Moderator: Jackie Wang, PhD Candidate, Department of History, School of Humanities, HKU

Date: 13 April 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 5:00 PM          Delivery: via Zoom

CGED Research Seminar Series

Security's Porosity


Timothy Gitzen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Faculty of Arts, HKU

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

Moderator: Mercedes Vázquez, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU

Date: 19 April 2021 (Monday)

Time: 7:30 PM          Delivery: via Zoom

CGED Research Seminar Series 2020-2021

Second Semester Zoom Seminars


Angie Baecker, Lecturer, Department of Art History, School of Humanities, HKU

Date: May 26, 2021 (Wednesday)         

Time: 7:30 PM (Hong Kong)

CGED Spotlight

Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP) 2021

Justice Centre Hong Kong x Goethe-Institut Hongkong

This year's submissions are invited on the theme of 'Shared Future'


Entries will close on Thursday, 15 April 2021, at 5pm Hong Kong time.

Call for Nominations

International Gender Equality Prize 2021

The third International Gender Equality Prize will be awarded at the end of 2021. The Finnish Government is now accepting nominations for the next recipient. The prize will be awarded to a person or actor who has promoted gender equality in a globally significant way. The prize amounts to EUR 300,000, which the recipient will assign to a cause that strengthens gender equality.

Nominations close on May 16, 2021.

Knowledge Exchange Series - Women & Leadership 

Gender Equality in Finland and the EU: 

Successes and Challenges

Speaker: Johanna Karanko, Consul-General of Finland to Hong Kong and Macao

Moderators: Teele Rebane and Bidhya Shrestha, Gender Studies Majors, HKU / Li Chong, SMLC, HKU

Date: 9 March 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:


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Faculty of Arts General Office, Room 4.05

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CGED Research Seminar Series 2020-2021

Imperial Romance: Desire and Intimacy in

Korean Literature, 1905-1945

Speaker: Su Yun Kim, Korean Studies, SMLC, HKU

Respondent: Lin Pei-yin, School of Chinese, HKU

Moderator: Brian King, School of English, HKU

Date: 24 February 2021

Zoom recording coming soon

Nineteenth-Century Research Cluster: Victorian Studies, Asia, and the Pacific NAVSA Virtual Series

March 19: 9 am HKT (March 18, 9 pm EDT)

April 15: 9 pm HKT (9 am EDT)

May 14: 8 pm HKT (8 pm EDT)

Following from the recent call to “undiscipline” Victorian studies, this series of virtual events asks how scholars can move beyond the framework of metropole/periphery in thinking about the relationship between nineteenth-century Asia and Britain.

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