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International conference “China Studies as a Vocation: Celebrating Deborah Davis’ 50-year contributions to scholarship and to CUHK”

Co-organised by Department of Sociology and Universities Service Centre for China Studies (USC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Date: 7 January 2018 (Sunday)
Venue: Cho Yiu Conference Hall, CUHK


9:00 –9:20


Welcoming Remarks and group photo taking

9:20 –9:50

Keynote speech by Professor Deborah Davis

9:50 –11:15

Session 1: Urbanization and Migration

Moderator: Professor Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA)


Professor Juan Chen (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Professor Pierre Landry (CUHK)

Professor Helen Siu (Yale University)

Discussant: Professor Susanne Choi (CUHK)

11:15 – 11:35

Tea/ coffee break

11:35 – 13:00

Session 2: Consumption and Civic Culture

Moderator and discussant: Professor Kin-man Chan (CUHK)


Professor Hanlong Lu (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)

Professor Richard Madsen (UC San Diego)

Professor David Palmer (The University of Hong Kong)

13:00 – 14:30

Conference lunch (exclusively for speakers and invited guests)

Venue: Benjamin Franklin Centre Staff Canteen – Lu Ming Room, CUHK


14:30 – 15:55

Session 3: Inequality

Moderator: Professor Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA)


Professor Yanjie Bian (University of Minnesota)

Professor Feng Wang(University of California, Irvine)

Professor Xin Liu (Fudan University)

Discussant: Professor Hung Wong (CUHK)

15:55 – 16:15

Tea/ coffee break

16:15 – 17:40

Session 4: Family

Moderator: Professor Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA)


Professor Sara Friedman (Indiana University)

Professor Feng Tian (Fudan University)

Professor Cheris Chan (The University of Hong Kong)

Discussant: Professor Kwok-fai Ting (CUHK)

18:30 – 20:30

Gala dinner (exclusively for speakers and invited guests)

Venue: Chairman Room, Level 2, Royal Park Hong Kong Hotel (帝都酒店二樓主席廳)

General information of each session

Presentations of the speakers are 15 minutes maximum each. Discussant presentation is 10 minutes in length. After all presentations, there will be 30 minutes for discussion.

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