HKIEd Hosts 16th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Sociological Association
Experts and scholars from various countries and places attended the opening of the 16th Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association today (5 December) at The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd).
Themed “Managing Integration and Transformation in Greater China", the two-day conference is providing a platform for scholars, researchers and policy makers to exchange their views and ideas. Thirty-five parallel sessions will cover a range of topics, and two roundtable discussions on the Occupy Central movement will be held.
Officiating at the opening ceremony today was Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice President (Research and Development) of HKIEd. Professor Mok welcomed the opportunity to host this conference, stating that the “tactics of managing integration and transformation in Greater China have become a popular issue among scholars” in recent years. He went on to note that the conference was providing “a timely platform for experts coming from different parts of the world to discuss issues related to Greater China development from a sociological perspective. HKIEd welcomes more cooperation with different academic institutes locally and internationally for promoting social research”.
Delivering a keynote speech after the ceremony was Professor Peng Xizhe from Fudan University, who spoke on the topic “Population Dynamics and Social Changes in Mainland China”. Professor Lui Tai-lok, Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies at HKIEd, also spoke on “Hong Kong Social Studies: Problems and Promises.”