Annual Conference 2022


‘Hong Kong 25 years after the handover: changes, trends and reflections’

Supported by 

*This conference is financially assisted by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and the East and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies
* Please note, Day 1 is hosted by University of Westminster in London, and Day 2 is hosted by the University of Surrey in Guildford

Westminster 10 June 12:30-1:00 pm


Opening remarks

Westminster 10 June 1:00-2:30 pm

Panel I: Why Hong Kong Studies: comparative knowledge and ways forward


Discussant: Professor Chris HUGHES


Westminster University

Hong Kong's human rights and democracy campaigns in comparative perspective: thinking through comparisons with the International Anti-Apartheid Movement and South African Liberation Struggle

Sui-Ting KONG; Petula Sik-Ying HO and Stevi JACKSON

Durham University, University of Hong Kong, and University of York

Women activists’ quest of love and justice in post-colonial HK: From the Umbrella Movement to the Revolution of our times

Adrian CHIU

School of Oriental and Asian Studies

Practice of post-handover conventional party interactions between Hong Kong and Taiwan: A three-level ontological security framework

Westminster 10 June 2:45-4:15 pm

Panel II: PHD panel


Discussants: HKSA boards

Adrian YAN Kin Cheung


UCL Institute of Education

Educational Reform in Post-handover Hong Kong: A critical analysis of the recast of Liberal Studies as Citizenship and Social Development

Bernice Hoi Ching CHEUNG


University of Toronto

An Analysis of Post-Handover Cantopop: Music as Cultural and Political Expression

Will WU Wai Man


Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Second Young Plan: Democratisation through the Urban Council

Kin-long TONG 

University College London

Archiving Social Movement Memories amidst Autocratization: A Case Study of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement Visual Archive

Westminster 10 June 4:30-6:00 pm

Panel III: Hong Kong Diaspora: Culture, Community, and Identity


Discussant: Professor LAW Wing Sang


Florence MOK

Nanyang Technological University

Town Talk: A Substitute for Representative Democracy? Governance Strategies of the Colonial State in British Hong Kong, 1950s –1975

Chris Y. H. TSUI and Regina T. Y. WONG

University of Leicester and Hong Kong University 

Villains collude together: Rethinking Infernal Affairs at its 20th anniversary

Eric LAI

Georgetown University Law Center

Re-shaping the "Rule of Law" Identity: Hong Kong under China's Securitisation

6:00 pm



Surrey 11 June 10:00-11:30 am

Panel IV: Challenges and opportunities of Hong Kong studies


Discussant: Dr Chris CHAN


Keele University

Rule-Breakers as Expert Rule-follower
The Ethno-methods of Protesting on Camera in the Old LegCo Chamber


Anglia Ruskin University

Affordances of sound in Hong Kong’s post-handover political struggles

Wing-kin Tony CHUI

National University of Singapore

Under the Shadow of the 1997 Deadline: Discussions on urban development in the leased New Territories of Hong Kong, 1950-65

11:45-12:00 noon


Best PhD Paper Award Ceremony


12:00-1:00 pm


HKSA Keynote Address “Hong Kong 1997-2022: the Rise and Fall of a Political Community”


Professor Jean-Philippe BÉJA

Research Professor emeritus, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and Sciences Po Centre for International Studies


1:30 pm Lunch