Dr Gary Pui-fung WongLecturer
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Gary Wong obtained his PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK), and both his Bachelor of Social Sciences (majors in psychology and sociology) and MPhil from HKU. He previously served as lecturer at Kingston University London, Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and HKU Space Suzhou College.
Gary has also spent some years in the public affairs consultancy and worked at Commercial Radio Hong Kong. His major research interests include urbanisation of China (with Shanghai as a focus), Lefebvrian analysis, social mobility and radio history of Hong Kong.
Alongside academic writing, he is an author of several books and a regular newspaper column contributor on cityscape and cultural issues in general. He has also been involved in the editorial and production of more than 50 books with Hong Kong culture and current affairs as key focuses. He is the chief-editor of linepaper, a freely distributed bi-monthly magazine promoting reading culture.
Professional and community service:
- Chairperson, Governing Council of Roundtable Institute & Its Network, Hong Kong (2013 – Now)
- Member, Programme Advisory Panel, Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong (May 2016 – April 2018)
SOCI2055 (2nd semester)
Tourism, culture and society
SOCI7007 (1st semester)
Globalization and cultural mosaic: An Asian perspective
SOCI8023 (2nd semester)
Media and popular culture in Asian cities
SOCI8030 (1st & 2nd semester)
Hong Kong: Becoming a Chinese global city
The University of Birmingham (UK)
The University of Hong Kong
BSocSc Psychology / Sociology
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong society
Media studies and popular culture
Restoration and study of CRHK’s radio drama archives (1960s-1970s)
China and Hong Kong’s history of world exhibitions (in particular Hong Kong’s participation at British Empire Exhibition)
The cultural/spatial history of Central, Hong Kong
Honours and recognitions
Everyday Space and Memory at Wah Fu Estate: Recording and Envisioning the Daily Life of Public Estate Residents in Hong Kong”, funded Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Project Fund, Knowledge Exchange Office, HKU, 2016-2017 (Principal Investigator) (website URL: https://sociology.hku.hk/pokfulam-village)
“Enabling Sustainable Community Development: Documenting and Sharing Recent Strategies and Practices of HKU’s Collaborations in Pokfulam Village”, funded Impact Project Scheme, Knowledge Exchange Office, HKU, 2016-2018 (co-Investigator) (website URL: https://sociology.hku.hk/pokfulam-village)
“Recording and Displaying Local Culture through Cultural Tourism at Yuen Long”, funded by Experiential Learning Fund, Gallant Ho Experimental Learning Centre, 2016 to 2017
“Restoration and study of CRHK’s radio drama archives (1960s-1970s)”, funded by Lord Wilson Heritage Trust (2012 – 2017)
“Bridging history and future: Designing a heritage tour at Pokfulam Village and its vicinity”, funded by Experiential Learning Fund, Gallant Ho Experimental Learning Centre, 2015 to 2016 (website URL: https://sociology.hku.hk/pokfulam)
Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas, awarded by Japan Sociological Society (2016)
“City of Darkness《黑暗之城：九龍城寨的日與夜》”, Hong Kong Book Prize, awarded by RTHK and Hong Kong Publishing Federation (2015)
Heritage and Development in Pokfulam: Bridging History and Future through a Heritage Tour. Hong Kong: Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong. (2016)
“Working across the Border: The Social Mobility and Geographical Mobility among Hong Kong Young People”, Youth Exploration, 205, pp. 103-109 (in Chinese)
“Working across the Border: The Social Mobility and Geographical Mobility among Hong Kong Young People”, Youth Exploration (forthcoming; in Chinese)
“The transformation of urban landscape: Everyday life in Shanghai” In Griffiths, M. (ed.) China’s Urban Challenges in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming)
(forthcoming) “Doing Criminology on Media and Crime in Asia”, Crime, Media, Culture (with Laidler, K.J. and Lee, M.)
Reviewer, Sociology, 16th Edition (Global Edition) (Macionis, J.J., 2016, Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson)
Reviewer, Current Sociology (official journal of International Sociological Association)
“Representing local history of Hong Kong through designing heritage tours at Pokfulam”, Inheriting the City: Approaches to Heritage into the Future (Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage of University of Birmingham, Taipei), 31 March – 4 April, 2016 (Poster presentation)
“Two exhibitions between two major strikes: Exhibiting Hong Kong at British empire exhibition in 1924 and 1925”, Hong Kong Sociological Association 17th Annual Conference (Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong), 5 December 2015.
“The production of space in a Chinese city: Shanghai as an example”, International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015 (the Royal Geographical Society with The Institute of British Geographers, London), 5-10 July, 2015.
“The golden era before the handover: The identity politics of Hong Kong nostalgia film”, Exploring Nostalgia: The Exploring Nostalgia Project: 1st Global Meeting, (Mansfield College, Oxford), 3-5, July 2015.
＜書評：City between Worlds＞，載《香港社會科學學報》，總第36期，頁182至188。（2009年）
“Reinventing political engagement by shaping post-colonial public discourse: A case study in Hong Kong”, Conference on informing public policy: New agendas for social research (National Centre for Social Research and London School of Economics and Politics, London), 23-24 April 2009.
“Attitudes to success, work and working life of young graduates in rrban China”, International Conference “Challenging orthodoxy: The public function of sociology?” (University of Liverpool, Liverpool), 4-7 September 2005.
“New pavements to success: Impacts of new technologies on youth’s success ethos and working experience in urban China” (University College of Northampton, Northampton), 3-4 September 2005.
Interview with BBC on the future of Hong Kong, 29 April 2017 (URL: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-38623439)
Interview with Al Jazeera America on umbrella movement, 17 October 2014
Interview with Shenzhen Jing Bao on “post-80s” generation in Hong Kong, 27 February 2011