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Sex with Chinese Characteristics? Researching Sexuality in Chinese Societies

Date and Time: 16-17 Dec 2017, 2:00-6:00pm (for both days)

Venue: 16 Dec, Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower; 17 Dec, Room 533, Jockey Club Tower

Censorship and Self-Censorship in Hong Kong Today: What Can We Do?

Date and Time: 29 Nov 2017, 6:30pm

Venue: Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower

Sex and Power in Film Industries

Hundreds of women and men have reported instances of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood over the past month. Join us as we unpack and analyze how issues of gender, power, sex, race, and money merge to perpetuate institutionalized forms of oppression.

Date and Time: 17 Nov 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower

Masculine Compromise: Migration, Family and Gender in China

This presentation examines how rural-to-urban migration changes family and gender dynamics, with a particular focus on men and masculinity. It shows how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers, and sons. All are welcome.

Speakers: Prof. Susanne Yuk Ping Choi, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: 15 November 2017 (Wednesday)

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Venue: Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong

Poster: www.hkihss.hku.hk/events/20171115

Gender + Diversity: Workshop I Researching Gender

Date and Time: 14 Nov 2017, 3:30-6:30pm

Venue: Room 329, 3/F, Centennial Campus

Public Reading by Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009 and was the first woman, the first Scot and the first openly LGBTQI-identifying person to hold this position in its almost 350-year history.

Date: November 10, 2017

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU

To register: http://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_regform.aspx?guest=Y&UEID=52758

Talk on Inclusive Language: What does it Mean and Why does it Matter?

Professor Timothy O’Leary and Dr. Aditi Jhaveri will introduce the concept of “Inclusive language”, its importance and rationale.

Date: November 9, 2017

Time: 1:00pm

Venue: MG07, G/F, Main Building

Talk on Sexual Harassment, November 3, 2017

With the objective to raise awareness of sexual harassment among students and staff, Ms Doris Tsure will provide information of its relevant legislations, typical examples, cases and advice on how to prevent and deal with sexual harassment complaints.

Date: November 3, 2017

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Venue: Convocation Room, MB218, 2/F, Main Building

P-SHOC (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Online Course) 

As part of HKU’s commitment to achieving gender parity and also to the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a multi-disciplinary team of writers, multi-media specialists, app developers and researchers have been working over the last few months on a very exciting project – P-SHOC (Prevention of Sexual Harassment Online Course) – a first-of-its-kind app-based course aimed at educating students about how to identify and respond to sexual harassment on campus. The app will be launched on Monday 25 September 2017:

P-SHOC App Campus Launch







Monday 25 September 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017







G/F, Composite building (Union Building)

Outside iCON Campus Experience Center (next to Starbucks)

Please click HERE to watch the P-SHOC trailer