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Hong Kong Studies Group

Hong Kong Studies Group

The Hong Kong Studies Group (HKSG) brings together faculty and students of diverse disciplinary backgrounds at York University and beyond through dialogues and collaborations to explore, facilitate and promote Hong Kong Studies in the global intellectual landscape.

The HKSG seeks to:

  • re-imagine Hong Kong Studies as an interdisciplinary field of studies in and beyond territorial Hong Kong
  • develop new knowledge, concepts, theories and methods of studying the history, culture, identities and politics of Hong Kong and its transnational/diasporic communities
  • re-examine Hong Kong’s historical past, its uncertain present, and re-envision its trans-local futures

With the assistance of York University Libraries, the HKSG initiated a Subject Research Guide on Hong Kong Studies providing selected links to crucial research resources.

In addition, in honour of the late Professor Bernard H. K. Luk (1946–2016), who was an international authority on the history of Hong Kong and a respectful colleague at the Department of History, the group also organizes the annual Bernard H. K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies.

In 2021, the group launched the Global Hong Kong Essay and Creative Project Award. Course directors and teaching assistants at York University are encouraged to nominate exceptional (undergraduate or graduate) student papers or creative projects for the Award. The next deadline is Friday, 26 April 2024.

We invite interested York University students and faculty to join us. Don’t hesitate to contact us at ycar[at] to join the mailing list and help us shape Hong Kong Studies at York University.

We are also seeking faculty and student members to join our Steering Committee.