CLASS PhD Forum on Global China Studies

Date : 5 May 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: G7603, 7/F, Green Zone, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong (Please use Lift 2)
Language : English

Morning Session
9:00 – 9:15
Opening and Group Photo
Opening Speech:

Professor Xiaowei ZANG (Dean of CLASS)
9:15 – 10:00 Keynote Speech (I) by Professor ZHAO Dingxin, University of Chicago, USA
Topic: Sources of state legitimacy and natures of public opinion
Chair: Professor Jonathan ZHU (CityU)
10:00 – 10:20 Tea break
Sub-theme 1: Governance
Chair and Discussant: Professor GONG Ting / Professor Hon CHAN (CityU)
10:20 – 10:35 Presenter: FU Yang (POL)
Eco-topia or a new vision: sustainability transition of eco new towns in China
10:35 – 10:50 Presenter: TO Yee Man Yvette (AIS)
Moving up the value chain: strategies, interests, and state-capital relations in China's economic restructuring
10:50 – 11:05 Presenter: XU Jingyuan (POL)
Administrative strategies and budgetary outcomes: an analysis of Hong Kong environmental legislation and spending
11:05 – 11:30 Comments and Q&A
Sub-theme 2: China and the World
Chair and Discussant: Professor Anthony J. PAYNE (University of Sheffield)
11:30 – 11:45 Presenter: ZENG Yuan (COM)
Reporting China on the rise: a study on the field of foreign correspondence in contemporary China
11:45 – 12:00 Presenter: Laurens HEMMINGA (AIS)
Just business? The development of Sino-European relations in the 1990s
12:00 – 12:25 Comments and Q&A
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
Afternoon Session
2:00 – 2:45 Keynote Speech (II) by Professor WU Yu-Shan, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Topic: How election and political succession impact on cross-Strait relation: an integrated approach
Chair: Professor JIANG Yi-Huah (CityU)
Sub-theme 3: Social issues
Chair and Discussant: Dr CHAN King Chi Chris (CityU)
2:45 – 3:00 Presenter: QU Diyang (SS)
Personal resilience mediated the predicting effect of mother-child relationship quality on well-being among Hong Kong Chinese children
3:00 – 3:15 Presenter: XIA Chuanli (COM)
Hong Kong 20 years after the handover: The dynamics among public opinion, public policy, and the press
3:15 – 3:30 Presenter: Gavin WU (EN)
Learning beyond the classroom: A mobile community of inquiry
3:30 – 3:55 Comments and Q&A
3:55 – 4:15 Tea break
Sub-theme 4: Humanities
Chair and Discussant: Professor HON Tze Ki (CityU)
4:15 – 4:30 Presenter: WANG Jia (LT)
Variability at the syntax-semantics interface: acquisition of Chinese negation by Korean speakers and English speakers
4:30 – 4:45 Presenter: Edi OBIAKPANI-GUEST (CAH)
Images of masculinity in China 1953-62
4:45 – 5:00 Presenter: LEUNG Man Tai Leslie (CAH)
How Chinese look on hypnosis? Hypnotic text and cultural milieu in Late Qing China (From 1903 to 1912)
5:00 – 5:25 Comments and Q&A
5:25 – 5:40 Awarding Certificates and Wrap-up

(Note: Each presentation has 15 minutes, with 25 minutes of discussion and Q & A at the end of each session)


Global China Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
City University of Hong Kong
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