Hong Kong Study Group

The Hong Kong Study 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 honor 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.

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

In Winter 2023, we are also seeking faculty and student members to join our Steering Committee.