Conference: HKSA 2016 – Hong Kong Sociological Association annual conference

Sat 3 Dec 2016
8:15 am – 5:30 pm


CPD 3/F., Centennial Campus, HKU

18th annual conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association
Coming of age: Sociology through the generations

Hosted by HKU Sociology.

Conference theme

In recognition of the development of sociology in the Hong Kong–Asia region over the past half century, we are pleased to announce Coming of age: Sociology through the generations as this year’s annual conference theme.

The theme of the conference – ‘coming of age’ – speaks to the production of sociological knowledge through the generations and in particular, the changing social context of which knowledge is produced in sociology. Shifting theoretical paradigms, new innovations in methodologies, along with a changing academic culture give rise to the need to explore the connections and disconnections between generations of sociologists and sociological knowledge production.

What are the sociological theories that have changed and evolved over the years? How is sociological knowledge produced and taught through out the years in Hong Kong and beyond? Is there a “constant” in sociological ideas despite rapid and global change? What impact does an increasingly rigorous academic system and culture have on sociology students and educators?

We encourage authors to reflect on their specific areas or research within sociology, with a critical lens on how their research fits within the wider scope and breadth of sociological debates and topics bridging generations and across the global north and south divide. Have the theoretical ideas, methods, and questions changed? What do these changes reflect – broader changes in societies, academic culture?

Although the theme of the conference is on the production of sociological knowledge through the generations, we also welcome submissions from a wide range of topics, for example:

  • Class and social stratification
  • Deviance and crime
  • Education
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Global inequality
  • Marriage and family
  • Media and culture
  • Migration
  • Religion
  • Social movement
  • Work and employment

Conference programme

Full information on all papers and sessions in the conference is available in the conference programme (PDF).

Getting here/directions

Conference delegates can check-in from 8:15 am on the day of the conference, at the open area on CPD 3/F, which is accessible by taking the elevator in the entrance of the Jockey Club Tower (Centennial Campus) to 3/F (see map). Delegates of the conference are advised to attend the event early to register, as well as complete the application of membership of HKSA.

Public transport: From HKU MTR station, please take Exit A2 or Exit C1 and follow the signs to the Centennial Campus. Visual walk-through directions to conference (PDF).

Registration fees

Ordinary registration: HK$400
Associate registration: HK$300
Student registration: HK$150

The registration fee includes membership to the Hong Kong Sociological Association.

HKSA members who have already paid the membership fee covering period of 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017 (or life members) can register for the conference free of charge.


For enquiries regarding the conference, please email

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