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seminar on Political Culture and Personal Life: From the Umbrella Movement to the LegCo Election
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seminar on Political Culture and Personal Life: From the Umbrella Movement to the LegCo Election
seminar on Political Culture and Personal Life: From the Umbrella Movement to the LegCo Election

Event Date: Sep 5, 2016

Event Time: 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Room 532, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (Reception at Room 531) google maps marker

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Dear students, staff and alumni,
You are cordially invited to attend the seminar on Political Culture and Personal Life: From the Umbrella Movement to the LegCo Election, organized by Professor Petula Sik-Ying Ho. Details are as follows:
Political Culture and Personal Life: From the Umbrella Movement to the LegCo Election
Organized by Prof. Petula Sik-Ying Ho
Date: 5 September 2016 (Monday)
Time: 14:30 – 17:30
Venue: Room 532, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU (Reception at Room 531)
Dr Malte Philipp KAEDING, Department of Politics, University of Surrey, Hong Kong Localism: Emotional Politics and Beijing’s Mistaken Adaptation
Prof. Kin-man CHAN, Department of Sociology, CUHK, The Public Nature of Private Realm: Family as Social Control in Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Prof. Petula Sik-ying HO, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU, Challenging Familial Hierarchies through the Umbrella Movement
Dr Shirley Sui-ting KONG, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU, Innovative Methodology for Researching Social Movement Participation (Film Screening)
This seminar examines Hong Kong politics and political culture though the study of the Umbrella Movement and the 2016 Legislative Council election. The seminar presents recent research on Hong Kong politics, emotions and personal relationships. We explore the emotional and personal meaning of Hong Kong politics and how existing social movement theories may fail to explain the unique features of the Hong Kong experiences.
A new methodology in using collaborative focus group analysis and participatory research methods for understanding social movement participation will be introduced. We hope to encourage democratic knowledge production as part of our struggles for democracy.
14:00 - 14:30 Reception
14:30 - 14:35 Welcoming Speech
14:35 - 14:55 Presentation by Dr. Malte Kaeding
14:55 - 15:15 Presentation by Prof. Chan Kin-man
15:15 - 15:35 Presentation by Prof. Ho Sik Ying, Dr. Celia Chan & Dr. Kong Sui Ting
15:35 - 15:55 Documentary Film on Innovative Methodology for Studying Social Movement Participation
15:55 - 16:05 Break
16:05 - 17:05 Roundtable Discussion
17:05 - 17:30 Conclusion
Biography of Speakers
Prof. Kin-Man CHAN received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently Associate Professor of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is former director of Universities Service Centre for China Studies and Centre for Civil Society Studies in the same university. He serves in the editorial boards of Journal of Civil Society (US), China Non-Profit Review (Beijing) and Third Sector Review (Taiwan) He is the author/co-author/editor of Stories and Theories of Democracy (with Choy Chi Keung), Contentious Views: Nine Debates that Changed Hong Kong (with Ng Shu Yui), One Country Two Systems (with Tsui Sing Yan), Trade Association and Social Capital (with Qiu Haixiong), Towards Civil Society, Civil Society Perspective: Towards Good Governance, The Ethics of Disobedience and The Difficult Transition: Modernization and the Chinese Society (with Zhong Hua) . Chan is deeply involved in democracy movement in Hong Kong and is a co-founder of Occupy Central with Love and Peace/Umbrella Movement.
Prof. Petula, Sik Ying HO is Professor in the Department of Social Work & Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. Her main research and teaching interests are in the area of homosexuality, gender and sexuality issues. Her recnet work include, Love and Desire in Hong Kong, co-edited with Ka Tat Tsang. It is published in English and Chinese by Hong Kong University Press and China Social Science Press in 2012. She is also author of I am Ho Sik Ying, 55 years old (2013), Everyday Life in the Age of Resistance (2015), and co-author of Umbrella Politics Quartet (2015). Her current projects include using documentary films to explore the integration of arts and scholarship. They include: 22 Springs: The Invincible; The “Kong-lo” Chronicles and The Umbrella Movement: A Collaborative Focus group Analysis”. 
Dr Malte-Philipp KAEDING is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Politics at the University of Surrey, UK. He received his PhD from HKBU (Hong Kong) and Magister from Heidelberg (Germany). Malte is a member of the Hong Kong Transition Project (Hong Kong) and an Associate Fellow of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), University of Tübingen (Germany). His main research areas are identity politics, elections and democratisation, social movements and international politics with a regional focus on East Asia and particularly China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. He is currently working on Hong Kong localism and in November 2014 gave evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee on the UK’s relations with Hong Kong.
Dr Shirley, Sui-Ting KONG is a post-doctoral fellow at Faculty of Social Science. She received her PhD from the University of York, UK. Her main research areas include the theorization of abused women’s stay-leave process and innovating qualitative methodologies, such as collaborative focus group. Her recent research projects focus on End-of-Life (EOL) care in Hong Kong & Violence against Woman Activists in the Umbrella Movement.
Please register for the event. This seminar is open to all.
Registration link:
Registration is open from 24/08/2016 09:30(HKT) to 04/09/2016 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 40. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached. Walk-ins would be accepted.
For further details, please contact Ms Chan at 39175182 or