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Prof. LEUNG Shi-chi Daren 梁仕池

Research Assistant Professor

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Tel: (852) 2616 7497
Fax: (852) 2572 5170
Location: Room 117, Ho Sin Hang Building 何善衡樓117室
Email: darenleung@ln.edu.hk
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Areas of interest

Commons; More-than-human Research; Alternative Food Networks; Waste Management; Rural-Urban Relation; Anthropocene; Critical Food Studies; Human Geography; Participatory Action Research; Inter-Asia Cultural Studies; Agriculture in the Cold War; Socialist China; Maoism; Hong Kong Popular Culture

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Education

PhD in Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney

MPhil in Humanities, Hong Kong Baptist University

BA in Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

AD in Sociology, Hong Kong Community College

Publications

  1. [accepted] “The Shapes of Metabolism: Food, Waste and Hygiene in Socialist China.” The Journal of Peasant Studies.

  2. [forthcoming ] “Reviving Community Agrarianism in Post-socialist China”. In Victoria Stead and Melinda Hinkson (eds), Disruption: Refiguring the Food System for a World on the Edge. Palgrave.

  3. 2021. “Convivial Agriculture: Evolving Food and Farming Activism in South China”. China Perspectives 2021(2): 29-38.

  4. 2019. “The Dilemma of Mobility: On the Question of Youth Voluntourism in Times of Precarity”. Cultural Studies 33: 915-943. (co-authored with John Erni)

  5. 2017. “An Edible Speculation”. In K. Johnston and S. Pratt (eds), A speculative field guide to Blackwattle Bay. Sydney, NSW: The Sustainable Fish Lab, University of Sydney.

  6. 2017. “Sugarcoated Racism: Managing Racialized Anxieties in Hong Kong Television Drama.” In John N. Erni (ed.) Feeling Ethnic: Visuality, Emotions, and Minority Culture. London: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  7. 2016. “Kung Fu Comedies and Romance Films in the 1980s”.  In J. Erni and L. Ho (eds.), (In)visible Colors: Images of Non-Chinese in Hong Kong Cinema, 1970s – 2010s. Hong Kong: Typesetter Publishing, p.37-44. (in Chinese)

  8. 2016. “Role Portrayals: Lead, Supporting, and Minor” (co-authored with Connie Cheng). In J. Erni and L. Ho (eds.), (In)visible Colors: Images of Non-Chinese in Hong Kong Cinema, 1970s – 2010s. Hong Kong: Typesetter Publishing, p. 15-26. (in Chinese)

Invited Presentation

  1. “Where Does our Poo Go, if not to the Sewer: Decolonising human waste”. AusSTS 2021: Situated Practice: Deakin Science and Society Network, Australia, June 2021.

  2. “Recurring Food Crises and the Rise of the CSA Movement in Postsocialist China”. Global Food Supply Chains in a World on the Edge: Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, and the Institute for Postcolonial Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, June 2021.

  3. “How to Feed the People: Historicising the practice of recycling human waste in Mao's era”. The 13th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies: Lisbon, Portugal, July 2020. Cancelled due to COVID pandemic

  4. “Maoist Toilet: an intimate story of food and disease”. An invited lecture by Susanne Schmidt, a global figure of organic agriculture science, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences: University of Queensland, Australia, December 2019.

  5. “Rethinking the ‘market’ upon the tongue: food activism, ecological resilience and agriculture in China”. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference: Dumaguete, Philippines, August 2019.

  6. “Performing ‘Authenticity’ in Times of Precarity: The Case of Youth Voluntourism” (co-presented with John Erni). The 17th Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (USA): New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2019.

  7. “Eating into the Future: A Visceral Question of Youth Eco-food Association and Food Crisis in South China”—a paper included in: “Re-marking the rural-urban conjuncture in South China” (panellist, convener). The 12th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies: Shanghai, China, August 2018.

  8. “How do young generation researchers do Cultural Studies?” (Co-presented with Kris Chi). The 12th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies: Shanghai, China, August 2018.

  9. “Food politics in everyday life: a case study of Cheung-xiang-hui in Guangzhou”. Centre for Social and Cultural Geography, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China, 22 May 2018.

  10. “Investigating Visceral Continuum into Our Food Future: a Case Study of Youth Food Movement in Sydney”. The 24th International Conference of Agri-food Research Network: Bandung, Indonesia, December 2017.

  11. “Young people and food citizenship in Sydney” in the workshop: “Engaging with practitioners in the alternative food networks”. The 24th International Conference of Agri-food Research Network: Bandung, Indonesia, December 2017.

  12. “Understanding Affective Tensions in Volunteer Traveling”. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference: Seoul, South Korea, July 2017.

  13. “Youth Volunteerism, Identity, and Mobility: The Case of Voltra” (Co-presented with John Erni). Symposium on Mobility and Borders, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, September 2016.

  14. “Understanding of ethnic migration/mobility and the struggle of visibility in Hong Kong”. Media, Mobilities and Identities in the Asia-Pacific Conference: Melbourne, Victoria, August 2015.

  15. “Configuring a Conjunctural Story for Hong Kong South Asians”. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference: Surabaya, Indonesia, August 2015.

  16. “Configuring Ethnicities in the Cultural History of Television in Hong Kong”. Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context co-organised by Hong Kong Baptist University and Yonsei University: Hong Kong, February 2015.

  17. “Moving people: Mapping symbolic creativity in Occupy Hong Kong Movement.” Symposium: Yorimichi Caravan "Alternative in Asia” (Transmission: Media and the politics in the Asia), Tokyo University of the Arts: Hong Kong, March 2015.

  18. “Telling a Conjunctural Story of South Asian Hong Kong people.” Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context co-organised by Hong Kong Baptist University and Yonsei University: Hong Kong, January 2014.

Public Engagement

  1. “Chinese agriculture history: the arts of human waste (中國農業發展史:糞土不污,身土不二?)”. China Week 中國文化周2021, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 7 July 2021. (an invited lecture given to high school students, in Cantonese)

  2. “China-Australia Agricultural Conflict behind New Cold-war Geopolitics (北京為何對澳洲農業亮劍?地緣政治背後的中澳農貿難題)”. The Initium, 9 June 2020. (in Chinese)

  3. “I eat therefore I think: How eating affects the personal and the social (我食故我思)”. Cantonese Food Forum, Guangzhou, China, 20 May 2018. (guest speaker, in Mandarin)

  4. “How people intimately connect with food (我們與食物的親密連結)”. Vegplanet China素食星球, Guangzhou, China, 19 May 2018. (guest speaker, in Mandarin)

  5. “All About Us – Stories of the Youth in the Shadow with Illumination”. The House Program Book of 21st ifva Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2016. (in English and Chinese)

  6. “Report says Hong Kong is at a record low level of happiness”, CGTN (America), 25 Feb 2015. (interview, in English)

  7. “The origin of ‘bloody palm’ on Chinese Palace’s wall: the protests in Germany and Brazil”, HK01, 9 January 2017. (interview, in Cantonese)

  8. “The Umbrella Movement—Student and Faculty”, interviewed by Toby Miller, Cultural Studies Podcast, 4 March 2015. (interview, in English)