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The Business of Change-Making
A Barclays-HKU Conversation on Gender, Diversity, and Equity

Today’s workplaces are on the frontlines of the fight for gender equity, inclusion, and diversity. But it is not always clear how researchers, teachers, and professionals can translate their goals into practice.

March 1, 2018, Thursday
 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?ueid=54739

Language and the problem of women's authority

By Professor Deborah Cameron, University of Oxford.

Public Lecture co-hosted by the School of English, and Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity of the Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

March 22, Thursday, 17.30 - 19.00
Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F, Jockey Club Tower

Pre-talk reception 17.00 - 17.30

For more information and registration, go to https://hkuesd.hku.hk:8000/enotice/notice/8418/_notice.html?timestamp=1517213076672

Embracing Neurodiversity - sharing empathy through multi-sensory immersive art

According to the neuronormative-designed pathological description, the autistic person is a social misfit without ability to form meaningful connections, in a barren mindscape devoid of empathy and creative imagination. In reality, the autistic realm is a rich and vibrant sensorial ecology teeming with detail, observations of minutiae, and dynamic energy; and autistic persons possess a different kind of empathy, an alternative connectivity that is no less meaningful than that of the social normative majority.

Speaker:  Dawn-Joy Leong
Respondent: Dr Giorgio Biancorosso, Department of Music, Facult of Arts, HKU

Feb 28, 2018, 4pm - 5:30pm. Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower

Designing House and Home in Republican-era Tianjin, China

Comparing the architecture of  houses in Tianjin’s foreign concessions with discussions on interior design in women’s magazines, this talk explores the relationship between power, identity and modern style in early twentieth-century urban China.


Dr Elizabeth LaCouture (Assistant Professor, School of Humanities, Department of History)


Dr Ji, Li (Assistant Professor, School of Modern Languages and Cultures)

February 6, 2018, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower