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New Book Release - The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age (世界性之夢:全球化時代的跨國中國男子氣概)

The Cosmopolitan Dream presents the broad patterns in the transformations of mainland Chinese masculinity over recent years, covering both representations (in film, fiction, and on television) and the lived experiences of Chinese men on four continents. Exposure to transnational influences has made Chinese notions of masculinity more cosmopolitan than ever before, yet the configurations of these hybrid masculinities retain the imprint of Chinese historical models.

For more info, go to https://hkuesd.hku.hk:8000/enotice/notice/10257/_notice.html?timestamp=1538977582695

Welcome New Colleague! - Dr. Alvin K. Wong

Dr. Alvin K. Wong

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature

Gender and diversity related research interests: gender and sexuality in Chinese and Sinophone cultures, queer theory, feminism, transgender studies, queer Asian studies.

Selected publication: Co-editor of the special issue, “Queer Asia as Critique,” Culture, Theory, and Critique 58.2 (2017).

Contact: akhwong@hku.hk

[MOOC] Unconscious Bias: From Awareness To Action

Unconscious bias—everyone has it. But that doesn’t make us bad; it makes us human. While we cannot completely rid ourselves of unconscious bias, we can learn how to recognize it and lessen its impact in the workplace. These are skills that everyone can learn.

To enroll: https://www.edx.org/course/unconscious-bias-awareness-action-catalystx-ub1x

Report on Silent Witness: Why are women missing in Hong Kong academic leadership?

By Dr. Sarah Jane Aiston from University of Birmingham

The underrepresentation of women as academic leaders is a global phenomenon. Extensive research demonstrates that women fail to move through academic hierarchies and reach the most senior grades and leadership positions in higher education. The Hong Kong academy is no exception. Out of 110 positions at the level of Dean and above, figures from 2016 show that only 8 women (7.3%) are represented in the most senior leadership roles across the sector. Hong Kong does not currently have a woman President/Vice-Chancellor at any of its higher education institutions.

Click here for the report.

Stop Rubbing Salt in the Wound
Support Survivors, Break the Silence, and Respect Choices

Recently athlete Vera Lui Lai-yiu wrote on her Facebook on her 23rd birthday of a sexual abuse incident involving a couch a decade ago.  Her bravery and promotion of the hashtags #MeToo and #Metoohk are aimed at giving victims courage and making potential abusers think twice.  However, her courageous act met a lot of public criticism such as blaming her not to report to Police and take revenge.  To support her and all victims of sexual violence to speak up, we have launched an online petition about “Support Survivors of sexual violence, Break the Silence, and Respect choices” in response to the victim blaming culture.  Please support, sign and circulate to your friends.

bit.ly/metoohk

'Court should be option in sex harassment cases'

Speaking during a forum on sexual harassment in the workplace, legal expert Puja Kapai on Monday urged the government to give the equality watchdog more leeway to take sexual harassment cases straight to court, without necessarily going through a mandatory conciliation process first.

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1367036-20171127.htm

Joint Statement on Yau Ma Tei Murder-Suicide Case
Issued by the Association for Concern for Legal Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence

Please click on the link below for a joint statement released by the Association Concerning Legal Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence to the press on September 14, 2017, with CGED as a co-signatory.
http://arts.hku.hk/file/upload/3350/Yau%20Ma%20Tei%20Murder%20Suicide%20Case%20-%20Joint%20statement%2014-9-2017.pdf

The statement is also featured on the Hong Kong Free Press website:
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/09/14/hong-kongs-media-must-show-sensitivity-reporting-domestic-violence/

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