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Research

The major research interests of our members are grouped into four themes:

  1. Gender and Health
  2. Gender, Development and Globalization
  3. Gender Equality and Civil Society
  4. Gender, Identity and Culture

Individual research projects conducted by our members include:

Feasibility Study on Legislating against Discrimination on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status (2013-2014, commissioned by The Equal Opportunities Commission ) Inverstigator: Prof. Suen Yiu Tung and Prof. Wong Wai Ching

Masculinities in Transition: Comparing Gender Identity Construction among Male Migrant Workers in the Manufacturing, Service, and Construction Sectors in South China (2012-2015, funded by Research Grant Council General Research Fund) Investigator: Prof. Susanne Y. P. Choi

Exploratory Study on Gender Stereotyping and Its Impact on Male Gender (2011-2012, commissioned by The Equal Opportunities Commission ) Investigator: Prof. Susanne Y. P. Choi, Prof. Winton Au, Prof. Angela Wong Wai-ching, Ms. Margaret Wong, Dr. Mario Liong.

The Status of Women and Girls in Hong Kong (2011-2012, commissioned by The Women’s Foundation) Investigator: Prof. Susanne Y. P. Choi and Prof. Fanny M. Cheung

Women Negotiating Cultures: Family Values, Religion and Chinese Patriarchy (2009-2012, General Research Fund) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wai-ching Wong

A Study of Chinese Islamic Women in Hong Kong (2001, CUHK Research Committee Funding Direct Grants) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wai-ching Wong

Christian Right and the Discourse of Family in Hong Kong (2006-2009, funded by Direct Grant, CUHK) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wong

Care for the Disadvantaged—Civic Education and Transnational Cultural Learning (2008-2009, funded by HKSAR Quality Education Fund) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wong

Sex Work in the Era of Aids in Hong Kong: Structure, Identity and Strategy (2006-2008, funded by RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant) Investigator: Prof. Susanna Choi

Chinese Women and Hong Kong Christianity: An Oral History (2006-2008, funded by Competitive Earmarked Research Grants) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wong

Female Entertainers in Macau: Health Behaviour Assessment, Education and Prevention (2006-2007, funded by the Health Bureau, Macau SAR) Investigator: Prof. Susanna Choi

The Study on History of Women’s Development in Hong Kong in the 20th Century (2007-2008, commissioned by Women’s Commission) Investigator: Prof. Fanny Cheung

The Project on Contribution of Exhibition Materials to the China Women and Children’s Museum(2007-2008, commissioned by Women’s Commission) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wong. The Exhibition “Women of Hong Kong – A Century of Contribution and Development (香港女性飛躍百年展) ” was held from 30 November 2007 to 3 December 2007 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The artifacts and photos were contributed to the China Women and Children’s Museum (中國婦女兒童博物館)in Beijing.

Christian Right and the Discourse of Family in Hong Kong (2007-2008, funded by Direct Grant, CUHK) Investigator: Prof. Angela Wong

Which Comes First? Poverty and ill Health in China (2006-2007, funded by Direct Grant from the Social Science and Education Panel, CUHK) Investigator: Prof. Susanne Choi

Oral History Project on Hong Kong Left-Wing Trade Union Activities from 1940s to 1950s (2006, funded by Centre of Asian Studies, HKU) Co-interviewer: Prof. Yip Hon-ming

Work-family Balance for Women Leaders in Chinese and US Societies: Implications for Enhancing Women Leadership (2004-2005, research awarded by the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program) Investigator: Fanny M. Cheung.

Survey on Public Awareness of Beijing Declaration (2005, Commissioned by the Hong Kong Federation of Women) Investigator: Fanny M. Cheung.

Delayed or Indefinitely Postponed Marriage in Japan and Hong Kong: A Study of Never Married Women and Changing Social Values (funded by Earmarked Research Grant, Research Grants Council, 2002-2004) Principle Investigator: Lynne Nakano

Rainlily’s Built-in Study (Commissioned by Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, 2002-2004) Investigator: Fanny M. Cheung.

A Study on the Working Condition of Male and Female Church Workers in Hong Kong
(Commissioned by Hong Kong Christian Council, 2001) Investigators: Angela W. Wong and Ngo Hang Yue.

Interface of Gender and Migration: Hong Kong, Fujian, and the Philippines
(part of “Tradition, Change and Identity: A Study on the Minnan People in China and Southeast Asia”) (1997-2000) Investigator: Siumi Maria Tam.

Family Status Discrimination Research (1999-2000, Commissioned by Equal Opportunities Commission) Convenor: Catherine Tang. Qualitative Research Section Convenor: Siumi Maria Tam.

Matrifocal Astronaut Families (part of “Globalization Local Identity: Hong Kong Immigrant Families in Australia”) (1998-1999). Investigator: Siumi Maria Tam.

Volunteerism in Japan: Why Ordinary People Take Public Roles (1999) Investigator: Lynne Y. Nakano.

Violence against Women: A Comparative Study of Chinese Societies in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan (1996-1998) Investigators: Catherine Tang and Fanny Cheung.

Gender and the Professionals in Hong Kong: The Politics of Work and the Social Construction of Gender (1994-1998) Investigators: Maria Tam, Eliza Lee, Lee Ching Kwan, Fanny Cheung and Kimberly Chang.

Child Abuse in Hong Kong: Associative Factors and District Differences (1997-1999) Investigators: Catherine Tang, Pun Shuk Han, and Kelly Lai.

Survey on Child Sexual Abuse among University Students in Hong Kong (1999) Investigator: Catherine Tang.

A Research Study on Family Status Discrimination (1999-2000) Investigators: Catherine Tang, Winton Au, Maria Tam, Sidney Cheung, Sunny Kwong, Joyce Ma, Ngo Hung Yue, Clement So, Stephen Tang, Wilson Wong, and Kenneth Chau.

Survey of Public Attitude towards Sex as a Genuine Occupational Qualification (1997-1998) Investigators: Catherine Tang, Winton Au, Pun Shuk Han, and Ngo Hang Yue.

The Influence of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors on Rates for Cervical Screening: A Comparison of Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese Women and Practitioners (1998-2000) Investigator: Sheila Twinn.

Increasing Women’s Knowledge of the Prevention of Cervical Cancer and the Uptake of Cervical Screening: The Implementation of a Nurse-Led Community Outreach Programme (1997-1999) Investigator: Sheila Twinn.