Travis Shiu Ki Kong, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 08:00am - 05:00pm

travis kongDr. Kong' s scholarship critically engages with contemporary Western theories in understanding notions of identity, masculinity, the body and intimacy in modern Chinese communities in the context of global cultures. He sees his work as part of the newly emerging Asian queer studies, which aims to understand the complex process of Western, local and inter-regional knowledge systems in shaping experiences, identities, and desires in specific sites in Asia.  His research specializes in Chinese homosexuality and masculinity, commercial sex in Hong Kong and China, social impacts of HIV/AIDS, and transnational Chinese sexuality.