21st Annual Conference





Hosted by

School of Humanities and Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Date: November 30th, 2019 (Saturday)


Venue: Lee Shau Kee Business Building, HKUST, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon Hong Kong

Information for Getting to Conference Venue is available here.


Full programme booklet is available here. (Latest Revision: 29 Nov 20:51)

Rundown in the Quick Index version (Subject to change) is available here.


Regional Integration, Social Divisions


“Hong Kong Greater Bay Area,” “One Belt, One Road,” “Brexit,” “America First.”  The last few years 
have witnessed increasing anxieties about global integration and national autonomy. The conference aims 
to encourage presentations and discussions on various aspects of these developments and the social 
divisions that surround them.  This year, we have a wide range of papers on the following research topics: 

  • Civil society and social movements
  • Family, Fertility and Ageing
  • Youth
  • Education
  • Health and Medicine
  • Criminology
  • Migration and Minorities
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Internet Sociology



Brexit, the UK, Hong Kong, China and the future

Professor Danny Dorling, Oxford University


Professor Danny Dorling

Professor Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. He was previously a professor of social geography at the University of Sheffield, and before then a professor of quantitative geography at the University of Leeds. His earlier academic posts were in Newcastle, Bristol, and New Zealand. His most recent book, with Sally Tomlinson, is titled Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of Empire concerning what the 2016 EU referendum and 2019 attempts at ‘exit’ reveals. In 2018 he published Peak Inequality on issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty in the UK. In 2020 he is publishing a book with Yale University Press on Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration—and Why It’s Good for the Planet, the Economy, and Our Lives.

The abstract of his keynote address is available here.




    Advance registration and submission of abstracts can be completed online: https://register.cle.ust.hk/PaperUploading


    Registration Fee (to be collected on the day of the conference)

    Ordinary registration:                                          HK$400

    Associate registration:                                         HK$300

    Student registration:                                            HK$150

    The registration fee includes conference lunch and membership/renewal of membership to the Hong Kong 
    Sociological Association for one year. Life members are exempt from the registration fee. 

    Descriptions of different types of membership is available here.




    For further enquiries, please contact hksa2019@ust.hk



    Please visit the link here.