Allie Kwong speaking to the Society in July 2015 on beliefs about life after death
Details of upcoming talks, to which all are welcome, and other activities are posted here. After each talk, those attending are invited to a self-paying dinner at the Chiu Chow City restaurant across the square from the Hong Kong History Museum, where discussion can be continued informally. For fuller information on the society's activities (including archived abstracts of all talks since 1996) visit the HKAS website.Versions of Candy Yu's presentation on the Manila hostage crisis and Wu Liang's on seafarers can be read on-line in the Hong Kong Anthropologist. The PowerPoint presentation of John Whelpton's January 2012 talk on Christianity in Nepalcan be downloaded from the Nepal page on his site.
Making Home: A Visual Ethnography of Tai Hang Domestic Space
An anthropological talk by Kimburley CHOI Friday 9 November at 7:00 p.m. Hong Kong Museum of History Lecture Hall, Ground Floor, 100 Chatham Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
In recent decades, Hong Kong has experienced significant changes in housing with concurrent economic development and cultural, societal, and demographic shifts. Ethnography of domestic architecture, material culture and practices is a fruitful way of analyzing values and power, and gender and kinship relations. This presentation uses a visual-ethnographic perspective to explore the dynamic processes of ‘making’ home in Tai Hang, a small area notable for its different types of residential buildings: late 19th-century Hakka stone houses, tong lau, and affluent high-rise residences. The presentation also introduces a website related to this research project, demonstrating the ways hypermedia representations afford engaged and critical readings of ethnographic knowledge as situated and multivocal, interpretive and constructed. Dr.Kimburley CHOI is Associate Professor in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Her research employs contemporary debates in cultural studies and sociology to explore discursive-material arenas in relation to identity and power.
Following the talk, you are invited to a self-paying dinner with the speaker.
Hong Kong Anthropologist
Issues of this on-line journal, with a special emphasis on presenting the work of younger anthropologists, can be downloaded here.
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