International Research Symposium for Critical Sociology Journal - Infrastructural Capitalism and Labour in the Age of Monopoly: Hong Kong and Mainland China


11 February 2022 (Friday)


On site: LYH 308, 3/F Lau Lee Yuen Haan Amenities Building, Lingnan University 

Online: ZOOM


14:00 - 16:30




Institutions, occupations and connectivity: The embeddedness of gig works and platform-mediated labour market in Hong Kong


Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology & Social Policy, Lingnan University

Jack QIU

Professor, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

‘No South Asian riders please’: politics of visibilization ín platformed food delivery work during COVID in Hong Kong  

Lisa LEUNG Yuk-ming

Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University

Social Reproduction and Labour Process in China’s Gig Economy: A Case Study of Chinese Female Platform Drivers 

Haley, KWAN Hiu Lap

PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong

The broken promise of human capital theory: Social embeddedness, graduate entrepreneurs, and youth employment in Shenzhen 

Yuyang KANG

Postdoctoral fellow, School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University


Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University

Hong Kong’s Precarious Young Workers and Contradictions of Capital under Authoritarian Capitalism

Kaxton SIU

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University

Shuheng JIN

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Guangdong University of Technology

Work faster, harder, cheaper? Global, local and sectoral co-configurations of job insecurities among Hong Kong creative workers

Tommy TSE

Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

Marx’s Theories and Beyond: Understanding Working-Class Solidarity in China

Ngai PUN

Chair Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University