Becoming and Unbecoming Hong Kong

A Hong Kong Studies Symposium (Saturday 17 July 2021)

Hong Kong is in a period of transition, becoming and unbecoming what it is. The symposium "Becoming and Unbecoming Hong Kong" invites scholars working in a wide range of fields and disciplines from all over the world and at different stages of their careers to share their research on Hong Kong in a 20-minute presentation. In recent years, Hong Kong has become one of the important focal points of international attention and imagination due to the city's dramatic sociopolitical developments. While we are interested in papers that explore issues relating to the intersection of politics, government policies and protests, we are also seeking discussions that widen the scope of analysis to include history, governance, city planning, architecture, medicine and science (e.g. epidemiology and virology), cuisine, film and television, religion, and other fields.

Interested scholars are encouraged to submit an abstract of 300-500 words along with a two-page CV in one WORD document for consideration. Submissions should be sent to before Saturday 15 May 2021. Fully developed articles post-symposium (6,000-8,000 words) will be considered for publication in forthcoming issues of Hong Kong Studies.