HK Keywords

A Vocabulary of Hong Kong Theory

Hong Kong

 

June 7-8, 2016

CRT 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower

Centennial Campus, HKU

 

 

A two-day workshop on “Keywords: A Vocabulary of Hong Kong Theory” will be held at the Centennial Campus of the University of Hong Kong on 7-8 June, 2016.  Each participant will present his/her selected keyword related to Hong Kong as theory in Cantonese and/or English.

 

Hong Kong is famously known as a city where China meets the West.  Its unique history as a city and a region, an imperial outpost, British colony and Special Administrative Region presents a very interesting and important issue.  The richness of this city, along with the complexity of its political, socio-economic, and cultural situation, has generated many projects of Hong Kong as a case study.  Over the past decade, however, Hong Kong has been facing many changes and challenges.  It is necessary to have a collaborative project to contribute new insights and imaginaries for Hong Kong at this important juncture.  The proposed project will formulate new keywords that can evoke specificities of Hong Kong experience without relying on clichéd terms, stock phrases, and borrowed concepts.

This event is co-sposored by Hon-Yin and Suet-Fong Chan Professorship in Chinese.

 

 

 

Rundown

7 June 2016

 

9:00- 9:30 Registration

 

9:30- 9:45 Welcoming Note

Professor Shu-mei SHIH, HKU/UCLA  

Professor Stephen Yiu-wai CHU, HKU

 

9:45-11:15 Panel ONE 

chair: Stephen CHU朱耀偉(HKU)

 

Danny CHAN陳永傑(HKU)

Nationlessness

 

Bonnie HO何凱婷(HKBU)

 Nostalgic yearning

 

Ray LAI黎國威(CUHK)

廣東話Cantonese

 

11:15- 11:30 Break

 

11:30-13:00 Panel TWO

chair: John Wong王迪安(HKU)

 

Leonard CHAN陳國球(HKIEd)

Alterity/異他性

 

Wai-chi CHEE徐渭芝(HKU)

Disengaging multiculturalism

 

Sidney CHEUNG張展鴻(CUHK)

New Territories Indigenous Inhabitants

 

 

13:00-14:30 Lunch

 

14:30-16:00 Panel THREE

 chair: Wai-chi CHEE徐渭芝(HKU)

 

Yiu-fai CHOW周耀輝(HKBU)

青春: As a Form of Chronopolitics

 

Wing Shan HO何詠珊(Montclair)

 Linguistic Identity

 

Alvin WONG黃家軒(Yonsei)

Queer/同志

 

16:00-16:15 Break

 

16:15-17:45 Panel FOUR

chair: Mirana SZETO司徒薇(HKU)

 

Brian FONG方志恒(HKIEd)

Hybrid

 

Michael NG吳海傑(HKU)

法夢/Myth of Law

 

Laikwan PANG彭麗君(CUHK)

Polis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 June 2016

 

9:30 - 11:00 Panel FIVE

chair: Winnie YEE余麗文(HKU)

 

Kwai-cheung LO羅貴祥(HKBU)

De-/地

 

   Mirana SZETO司徒薇(HKU)  

Neoliberalism

 

Esther YAU丘靜美(HKU)

Transborder

 

11:15- 11:30 Break

 

11:15 - 12:45 Panel SIX

chair: Michael NG吳海傑(HKU)

 

John CARROLL高馬可(HKU)

Pragmatism

John WONG 王迪安(HKU) 

Fusion

Louis HO何建宗(HKBU)

 Cultural Policy

 

13:00-14:15 Lunch

 

14:15-15:45 Panel SEVEN

 chair: Isaac YUE余文章 (HKU)

 

Elaine HO何漪漣(HKU)

Anglophonic

 

Chris HUTTON胡傑(HKU)

Mother Tongue

 

Angel LIN練美兒(HKU)

Mixed code

15:45-16:00 Break

 

 

 

KEYNOTE

 Moderator: Stephen CHU朱耀偉(HKU)

 

16:00 to 17:00

 

  Professor Rey Chow

(DUKE)

 

 

ROUNDTABLE

17:15 to 18:15 

 

 

 

 

Conference Dinner