Gender Studies Concentration Official Launch

Gender Studies Concentration Official Launch (13 February 2017)

The Gender Studies Concentration (jointly-offered by ten departments from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences) held its official launch on February 13, 2017 in collaboration with the Library.

Six main guests officiated the Opening Ceremony, including Prof. Ricky WONG, Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning); Prof. CHEN Zhi, Acting Dean of Arts; Prof. Adrian BAILEY, Dean of Social Sciences; Prof. John ERNI, Co-Chair, Gender Studies Concentration Management Committee (CMC) and Head of Department of Humanities and Creative Writing; Prof. Clara HO, Co-Chair, Gender Studies CMC and Head of Department of History; and Mr. Paul LEE, Associate Librarian.

The Acting Dean of Arts Prof. CHEN, the Dean of Social Sciences Prof. BAILEY, and the Associate Librarian Mr. LEE gave opening remarks, extending their congratulations of the launch of the first inter-faculty Concentration in Gender Studies at HKBU, encouraging more faculties’ involvement, more instructors’ support as well as more students to take this opportunity to enrich their studies in gender-related issues.

The Opening Ceremony was followed by an Information Session, chaired by Prof. John ERNI and Prof. Clara HO. It attracted more than 70 staff and students.

Prof. Ruby Lal from Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory University, gave a talk after the Information Session titled “Feminist Landscapes: Teaching and Writing the History of India”. Prof. Lal discussed the lives of nineteenth-century Indian women and the history of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan. She emphasized that gender studies provides a way of questioning the archive and reflecting on different viewpoints. Her interdisciplinary teaching and research experiences demonstrate to us that gender studies is more than an academic subject, but encompasses lived experience and social development. The talk was chaired by Dr. David Schley.

The Gender Studies Concentration is open to all undergraduate students at HKBU from Semester 2, 2016/17. An exhibition at the Library will be held from 13 February to 9 March.

Programme information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByInsTE7xWIPUS04Ymxqb0xKYUU/view?usp=sharing

Website: gender.hkbu.edu.hk(coming soon)