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International Conference

hosted by Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University


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9 - 10 February 2023 (Thursday - Friday)
(GMT+8): 09:00 – 17:45 (9 Feb); 09:00 – 12:25 (10 Feb)


LYH308, 3/F Lee Yuen Haan Amenities Building, Lingnan University

Getting here / Direction:  Public transport: From Siu Hong MTR station, please take Exit E or Exit F and follow the signs to Lingnan University. 


Programme Schedule

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Conference Booklet

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Conference Theme: Decolonizing Sociology and Beyond: Rethinking the Critical Lexicon

Following “modernization”, “development” and “globalization”, in recent years “decolonization” has become a keyword in the production of sociological knowledge and reflections about the sociological discipline. Critical perspectives and alternative discourses are set forth to displace Western sociology from its privileged position as the model of universal and legitimate knowledge. These critical currents include postcolonial sociology, post-Western sociology, connected sociologies, and Southern theory to name a few. The time is ripe for clarifying the conceptual foundation of this broad-based intellectual movement, and proposing some future directions for research aiming to explore alternative paradigms in sociology and social science.

The major theme of the conference is the relationship between decolonial sociology and the global history of colonialism. Conference speakers will compare various decolonial perspectives by situating them in a variety of historical and geopolitical contexts, including settler colonialism, non-settler colonialism, internal colonialism, semi-colonialism, post-colonialism, imperialism, neo-imperialism etc. In this way, the conference aims to contribute to the historical sociology of colonial modernity and its repercussions on knowledge production.



Please register via the google form:



For further enquiries, please contact [email protected].





hosted by

Department of Sociology and Social Policy

Lingnan University

HKSA Poster

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3 Dec 2022 Saturday 
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


AM (9:00am - 10:45am) session : LBY G02, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University

AM & PM (11:00am - 6:00pm) session : 1/F, Dorothy Y.L. Wong Building, Lingnan University

Getting here / Direction:  Public transport: From Siu Hong MTR station, please take Exit E or Exit F and follow the signs to Lingnan University. 

*Conference delegates can check in from 8:15 am on the day of the conference, outside LBYG02 (see map). Delegates of the conference are advised to attend the event early to register, as well as complete the application for membership in HKSA.


Programme Schedule

Please click here to view the programme schedule. 

Please click here to view the roundtable discussion programme schedule. 


Conference Booklet

Please click here to view the e-booklet. 


COVID-19 Related Measures

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stays high in these weeks, participants are highly recommended to do the Rapid Antigen Test before joining the conference.  Please stay aware of personal hygiene and the health advice / measures announced by the HKSAR Government.  Please click the following link to view the updated COVID-19 preventive measures at Lingnan campus:


Conference Theme: Health and Wellbeing in (Post-) Pandemic Times
As an unprecedented public health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has become the focal concern of sociologists around the world. Globally, there have been over six hundred million confirmed cases, including over six million of deaths. Over the past few years, we have experienced the tremendous impacts brought by the pandemic on various domains of life. Apart from infected and death cases, we have seen a surge of mental health issues, suicides, domestic violence, as well as plummeting economic growth and escalating unemployment and poverty rates. Whether to embrace the “new normal” by easing public health and social distancing measures is a contentious issue as much among world leaders as ordinary citizens. From a sociological perspective, most impacts brought by the pandemic are believed to be structural and long lasting. As not everyone has equal access to vaccines, personal protective equipment, healthcare and other resources, health and social inequalities are expected to be worsening. There are also concerns about the lack of affordable childcare and technological equipment for attending online classes during pandemic times, which would have lingering effects on education, digital, and social inequalities across generations.

Against this background, this conference aims to address the pressing issues of health and wellbeing in pandemic and post-pandemic times from a sociological perspective. It provides a platform for scholars, students, and other stakeholders to discuss the implications of the pandemic for health and social inequalities among other issues. On that basis, participants will explore practical and policy responses to enhance health and wellbeing in the (post-)pandemic condition.


In addition, we welcome submission of papers addressing the following topics (though not limited to them):

  • Cities and community development
  • Crime and deviance
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Governance and public affairs
  • Marriage and family
  • Media, technology and culture
  • Mobility and migration
  • Race and ethnicities
  • Religion
  • Social innovation and social entrepreneurship

  • Social movement and civil society
  • Social policies, social justice, and social welfare
  • Social stratification and inequalities
  • Social theory and the history of sociology
  • Sociological research methods
  • Teaching of sociology
  • Urban space, housing, and environment
  • Work and employment
  • Youth and the elderly



Individual Paper or Panel Abstract Submission

HKSA Conference QR Code


Papers are welcome from sociologists and colleagues in the social sciences. Participants can apply to:

a. present a paper

b. organize a panel

Please submit your paper or panel abstract (no more than 250 words) via the QR code on the right or:   

Deadline for submission is October 22nd, 2022. Please include paper/panel title and author information in the abstract. For panel submissions, please include abstracts of all individual papers (not more than 250 words each). Acceptance notifications will be sent out by early November. Online registration will be open afterwards.


Registration and membership fees

Conference Registration and HKSA membership:

All presenters have to become a HKSA member in order to participate in the Annual Conference. To confirm your participation, please do the followings by 15th November 2022:

1) Complete the conference registration form via

2) Register or renew your HKSA membership via

Information about registering or renewing your HKSA membership and the payment methods can be found in the membership form above. Existing life members can register for the Conference free of charge; they only need to fill out 1) the conference registration form.


Pay by cash in person during the conference:

AM session (8:30am - 10:45am):

Outside LBY G02, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan University

After 10:45am:

Participants can still pay in person at the HKSA counter in 1/F, Dorothy Y.L. Wong Building,

Lingnan University (Exact arrangements will be announced later). 

  • Ordinary registration: HK$400
  • Associate registration: HK$300
  • Student registration: HK$150

The fee includes membership/renewal of membership to the Hong Kong Sociological Association for one year. Life members can register for the conference free of charge. Details of online registration and payment methods will be included in the acceptance notification. 



For further enquiries, please contact [email protected]


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