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Queerness, the Normative, and the Everyday in Contemporary Japanese Texts

In her talk, Grace Ting reflects upon the politics of queer feminist reading practices for Japanese texts within her current book project on gendered everyday life, intimacies, and affect in contemporary Japanese culture.

Speaker: Dr. Grace Ting, Oberlin College
Date: 27 Feb 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower

Equal Opportunity Advisor Training Session 2018

Two identical training sessions for Equal Opportunity Advisors (EOAs) will be held on March 5 and 7, 2018.  Ms Cynthia Lam, Senior Training Officer of the Equal Opportunities Commission, will conduct the training sessions on "Managing Sexual Harassment in the Campus". You are invited to attend either one of the sessions. Details of the training sessions are as follows:

Session 1: March 5, 2018. 2pm-5:30pm.
Session 2: March 7, 2018. 2pm-5:30pm.
Venue: Room 205, 2/F, Runme Shaw Buildig

For enquiries, please contact us at eounit@hku.hk.

The Equal Opportunities Commission and the Courts in Hong Kong: A Partnership Model?

Professor David H. Rosenbloom
Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Affairs, American University; Chinese Thousand Talents Professor of Public Administration, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University.

Date: 28 February 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: Social Sciences Chamber, 11/F., The Jockey Club Tower
REGISTRATION: http://ppa.hku.hk/r/54448

Book Launch (7 Feb): Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction by Marco Wan

Nineteenth-century England and France are remembered for their active legal prosecution of literature, and this book examines the ways in which five novels were interpreted in the courtroom.

Feb 7, 2018. 12:30 pm
Mooting Chambers, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus

Women Make Docs - a Symposium featuring four award-winning women documentarians filmmaking across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East

Women Make Docs - a Symposium featuring four award-winning women filmmakers, Kirsten Johnson, Mary Stephen, Ruby Yang and Nancy Tong, who will share their filmmaking experience across North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Speaker: Kirsten Johnson, Mary Stephen

Date & time: Tuesday 6 February 2018, 7-8:30pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

More details: https://mailchi.mp/hkdocumentary/1-week-countdown-master-classes-with-oscar-documentarians?e=d01f960634

The Second Mother (Que horas ela volta?) - Screening and Discussion with the Director via Skype from Brazil

The story of a domestic helper who works for a celebrity and receives a sudden visit by her estranged daughter, Jessica. During her stay in Sao Paulo to take university entrance exams, Jessica shakes up the status quo at her mother's workplace, and breaks social barriers along the way.

Moderator: Mercedes Vazquez

Date and time: Feb 7, 2018. 6pm-9pm

Venue: CPD 2.58, Jockey Club Tower

Addressing Inequality through Asian and Global Perspectives

Globalization might have lifted millions out of poverty in Asia – but did this happen at the expense of the middle class in the West? The Asia Global Institute marks the launch of the AsiaGlobal Online Journal, with talks and discussions on findings from the World Inequality Report 2018. This global study takes an in-depth look at inequality and proposes possible solutions for a sustainable future.

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 1200 – 1400
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, Main Campus, HKU

'Within Every Woman': Screening and Discussion

 Within Every Woman is the shortened, educational version of the documentary The Apology (2016) which explores the lives of former ‘comfort women’, the more than 200,000 women and girls forced into sexual slavery during World War II. For more details, go to: http://gened.hku.hk/newsevents/detail?id=684

Date & time: Jan 26, 2018. 6:45pm

Venue: CYPP4 LG1, Chong Yuet Ming Building