Hong Kong Studies - a new bilingual, interdisciplinary academic journal seeks submissions

deadline for submissions: 
May 31, 2017
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Hong Kong Studies published by Chinese University Press
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Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies (https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...). Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong. We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.


Our inaugural issue will be themed “Hong Kong: Twenty Years after the Handover” and it will pe published in late 2017. 2017 marks the end of Hong Kong’s second decade under Chinese sovereignty, with only three more decades to go before the expiration of “One Country, Two Systems” in 2047. It also marks the first time Hong Kong citizens allegedly get to elect their Chief Executives. Already, the official preparations for the 2017 commemorative extravaganza elicit the region’s divided loyalties; British army personnel have been invited back to the city to “smarten up” the city’s beleaguered police force for the big day, while the government also seeks to build a HK$3.5 billion commemorative replica of Beijing’s Palace Museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District. But if the first decade after the handover demonstrated Hong Kong’s “exciting post-colonial metamorphosis” as suggested in the edited volume China’s Hong Kong Transformed: Retrospect and Prospects Beyond the First Decade (2008), the second decade has been marked by high-profile socio-political activism and protests, demonstrating a nuanced reservation about this supposedly exciting reinvention of Hong Kong.


Submissions are sought in English or traditional Chinese and should aim to articulate the changes and transformations as well as to interpret their significance in Hong Kong culture, society, and politics in the post-handover period while keeping in mind the prospects for the coming three decades.


Articles no longer than 6,000 words should be sent to osullivan@cuhk.edu.hk or tammyh@hkbu.edu.hk before 31 May 2017. The style sheet can be found here: http://bit.ly/2k9pvgu. Please also provide an abstract of 250 words and a short biographical note of no more than 50 words. Submissions will be double-blind reviewed. Further details cal also be foud here at the journal website: https://www.chineseupress.com/index.php?route=product%2Fproduct&product_...





Michael O’Sullivan, Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Eddie Tay, Michael Tsang


Advisory Editors

Stephen Ching-kiu Chan Lingnan University

Rey Chow Duke University

Stuart Christie Hong Kong Baptist University

Stephen Chu Yiu Wai The University of Hong Kong

Helene Fung The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Elaine Ho The University of Hong Kong

Louise Ho Australia

Douglas Kerr The University of Hong Kong

Andy Kirkpatrick Griffith University

Leo Ou-fan Lee The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lo Kwai Cheung Hong Kong Baptist University

Lui Tai Lok The Education University of Hong Kong

Eva Man Kit Wah Hong Kong Baptist University

Gina Marchetti The University of Hong Kong

Stephen Matthews The University of Hong Kong

Timothy O'Leary The University of Hong Kong

Pang Laikwan The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jason S Polley Hong Kong Baptist University

Douglas Robinson Hong Kong Baptist University

Steve Tsang School of Oriental and African Studies

Jessica Yeung Hong Kong Baptist University

Audrey Yue The University of Melbourne