Research Seminars 2013-2014

2013-14 APSS Faculty/Student Research Seminar Series

Semester 2

25 Aug 2014 (Mon)
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Pathways to psychosocial recovery among adults with severe injuries in the Lushan earthquake

Ms. Deng Yongjun
(PolyU-Sichuan U Joint PhD Program)


19 Aug 2014 (Tue)
2:30 pm- 4:00 pm

Toward a sense of cohesiveness: The effects of intergroup ideologies on attachment to superordinate category, ingroup projection, and integration effort

Miss Lu Yiqing
(PhD Program)


13 June 2014 (Fri)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Welbeing and Risk: Rethinking Issues of Quality of Life of Chinese Elderly

Dr. LI Juan
Jiangsu Normal University


12 June 2014 (Thur) 
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Researching Cosmopolitanization: A Case Study of Green Living in Hong Kong

Mr. NG Sai Kit
(MPhil Program)


9 May 2014 (Fri)
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Neoliberal urban development in China: A case study of the role of local municipal state in urban land system in Hunan

Mr Liu Yuyang
(PhD Program)


20 Mar 2014 (Thur)

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm


Culture and how it shapes and protects against mental illness stigma: Empirical illustrations from Chinese groups

Dr. Lawrence H. Yang
Columbia University


13 Mar 2014 (Thur)

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


An emerging social movement in China: frames and activists in dog-rescue actions

Mr. Guo Longpeng
(MPhil Program)


6 Mar 2014 (Thur)

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


“Daily DaKa”: everyday rhythms of body and space in a Chinese Internet Café

Mr. Zhang Ge
(MPhil Program)


24 Feb 2014 (Mon)

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


The shadows of success: challenging Asian development 

Prof.  Jonathan Rigg 
National University of Singapore


10 Feb 2014 (Mon)

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm


Bringing ideology back: The study of labour NGOs in China

Mr Yau Tze Ken
(PhD Program)


Semester 1

3 Dec 2013 (Thur)

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Networked carnival, Heavenly Kingdom
Digital folklore and user practices in China’s national Internet

Mr Gabriele de Seta
(PhD Program)


29 Nov 2013 (Fri)

9:30 am to 5:00 pm


International Seminar:
Alternative Social Projects in the Context of the European Crisis and the Hong Kong Transformation


27 Nov 2013 (Wed)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Social work internationally: one profession or many? A personal reflection

Prof. Richard Hugman
University of New South Wales, Australia


15 Nov 2013 (Fri)

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm (Seminar)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Workshop)

Knowledge vs Politics – How research can contribute to better policy

Mr John Young
Overseas Development Institute, London


26 – 29 Sep 2013

Postgraduate Students Conference 2013: Research without theory: Questioning ingrained practices and the pursuit of novelty

Prof. Mark Hobart 
SOAS, University of London 

Dr. Robert Hassan 
University of Melbourne 


5 Sep 2013 (Thu) 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 

“There's no escape the daily grind”: Gameplay and the quotidian in China

Mr Zhang Ge
(MPhil Program)