Prof. HO Sik Ying, Petula

Professor HO is at the forefront of gender and sexuality, qualitative research and cross-cultural comparative studies. Her main contributions have been centred on identifying injustice and discrimination, whether hidden or evident, and being unafraid to produce research that challenges dominant ideas about “the way things are” through new theoretical ideas and innovative research methodologies. Her recent 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 research projects include using documentary films to explore the integration of arts and scholarship. They include: 22 Springs: The Invincible (2010); The “Kong-lo” Chronicles and The Umbrella Movement: A Collaborative Focus group Analysis” (2016). Her recent documentary films and research based multi- media theatre “Labouring Women Devised Theatre” (2016) calls for the imagination of new modalities of social action beyond those that are historically recognized or culturally sanctioned as being “political” to include various forms of cultural interventions.

Jackson, S., & Ho, P. S. Y. (accepted). A tale of two societies: The doing of qualitative comparative research in Hong Kong and Britain. Methodological Innovations. (2014 impact factor -, 5-year impact factor -; No. of times cited -; Contribution 50%)
Ho, P. S. Y., & Hu, Y.* (2016). Pray the gay away: Identity conflict between Christianity and sexuality in Hong Kong sexual minorities. Gender, Place, and Culture, 23(12), 1725-1737. (2014 impact factor: 1.183, 5-year impact factor 1.768; Contribution 60%) Ranked 2nd among 116 journals in Gender Studies; 6th among 75 journals in Demography; 6th among 689 journals in Cultural Studies (SJR2014)
Huang, P.*, & Ho, P. S. Y. (2016). ‘Vietnamese Brides’: Practices of Maternal Citizenship at the China-Vietnam Border. Asian Women, 32(1), 77-110. (2014 impact factor 1.848, 5-year impact factor 0.833; No. of times cited -; Contribution 50%)Ranked 5thamong 41 journals in Women’s Studies (JCR2014)
Zheng, J.*, & Ho, P. S. Y. (2016). Contextualizing transformed intergenerational relationship in China: Using adult daughters' partner selection as an example. Families, Relationships and Societies. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/204674316X14552878034749. (2014 impact factor: **; No. of times cited -; Contribution 50%) ** The journal has been accepted by the Social Science Citation Index in 2015, first impact factor due in 2016.
Zhong, X.* & Ho, P. S. Y. (2014) Negotiable intimacy: Expectations of family relationship and filial piety among only-child parents. Open Times (in Chinese), 1, 155-175. (2014 Chinese Academic Journal impact factor 2.630; 5 year impact factor: 1.693; No. of times cited 2; Contribution 50%) Ranked 2ndamong 39 journals in the Annual Report for Chinese Academic Journal Impact Factors (Social Science) 2014 Reprinted in Family and Gender Review (V.6) Social Sciences Academic Press
Jackson, S., Ho, P. S. Y., & Na, J. N. (2013). Reshaping tradition? Women negotiating the boundaries of tradition and modernity in Hong Kong and British families. The Sociological Review, 61, 667-687. (2014 impact factor 0.875, 5-year impact factor 1.199; No. of times cited 14; Contribution 40%) Ranked 162nd among 928 journals in Sociology and Political Science (SJR2014)
Founder, University of Democracy-to-come and Hong Kong Shield
Prejudice, social stress, and health outcomes among sexual minorities in Hong Kong (GRF)
The second spring: Roads taken and not taken by Hong Kong women in middle life. (CERG).
Gender, Intimacy and Modernity, East and West: An exploratory comparative study. ESRC/RGC Joint Research Scheme
Towards a new concept of justice: Exploring the gender, sexual, social and cultural inequalities of new arrival women from mainland China. Seed Funding for Basic Research

Courses Code Courses Title
SOWK6185 Qualitative research methods
SOWK2037 Human sexuality