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Prof. Annie Chan  
Associate Professor
BSocSc, MPhil (HKU); MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
  Office: WYL318/1, Dorothy Y L Wong Building
Department of Sociology and Social Policy
Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
  TEL: (852) 2616 7204
  FAX: (852) 2456 0737


Research | Top

  1. Sexuality studies
  2. Gender studies
  3. Domestic work
  4. Hong Kong culture


Publications : | Top

Research Projects | Top

Principle Investigator: "All by myself?: A study on the situation of singles in two Chinese cities”, RGC, General Research Fund, HKD549,400 (Jan 2018 – Dec 2019).

Principle Investigator: “Transnational Transformations? How transient migration shapes intimate and family relations of transnational professionals in Hong Kong”, RGC, General Research Fund: HKD478,484.00 (Jan 2017 – Dec 2019).

Principle Investigator: “A Study on Knowledge and Victimization Experience of Sexual Harassment in the Service Industries: Comparing Recent Female mainland Chinese Immigrants with Locally Born Women”, Equal Opportunities Commission (Jan 2017 – Jan 2018).

Principle Investigator: “Using a Gendered Organization Approach to examine Gender and Policing in the Hong Kong Context”, RGC, General Research Fund, HKD368,104 (Jan 2013-Dec 2014).

Books | Top

Women in the Hong Kong Police Force: Organizational Culture, Gender, and Colonial Policing, (with Lawrence Ho) , 2017, Palgrave MacMillan, 298 pages.

《香港女警六十年》 (何家騏合著),商務印書館,July 2015, 240 pages.

《性通識 - 本性權利與道德爭議》, 香港中文大學香港亞太研究所, May 2011, 165 pages.


Refereed Journal Articles | Top

“The paradox of academic determinism and adolescent romance in Hong Kong”, Journal of Youth Studies, 2018, online first

“Love in the time of ‘settling’: Forbidden knowledge and modern singles advice”, (with Julian Groves), Journal of Sociology, 2018, Vol. 54 (1): 141-155.

“Women Police Officers in Hong Kong: Femininity and Policing in a Gendered Organization”, (with Lawrence Ho) Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 2013, Vol. 12 (3):489-515. 

“Si-nais Talking Dirty: Hong Kong Middle Class Working Mothers On- and Off-line”, Sexualities, 2013, Vol. 16 (1/2):61-77.

"A Culture of Protection: the establishment of a sex offenders' register in Hong Kong", Global Studies of Childhood, 2011, Vol. 1 (1): 72-78. .

"The Dynamics of Motherhood Performance: Kong's Middle Class Working Mothers On- and off-line", Sociological Research Online, 2008. (

"Life in Happy Land: using virtual space and doing motherhood in Hong Kong",  Gender, Place and Culture, 2008, Vol. 15 (2): 169-188.

“The Effects of Full-time Domestic Workers on Married Women’s Economic Activity Status, Hong Kong 1981-2001”, International Sociology, 2006, Vol. 21(1): 133-159.

“Live-in Foreign Domestic Workers and their Impact on Hong Kong’s Middle Class Families” Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2005, Vol. 26(4): 509-528.

“Gender Role Stereotyping in Hong Kong’s Primary School Chinese Language Subject Textbooks”, (with Kenneth Law), Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, 2004,Vol. 10 (1): 49-69.

“The Changing Use(s) of English in Hong Kong: Popular Culture and Cultural Anxiety”, Hybridity: Journal of Cultures, Texts and Identities, 2001, Vol. 1 (2): 122-144.

"The equalizing effects of education on gender differences in occupational attainment in Hong Kong: a preliminary assessment", (with Sinyi Cheung), Hong Kong Journal of Sociology, 2001, Vol. 2: 177-206.

“Fashioning Change: nationalism, colonialism, and modernity in Hong Kong”, PostColonial Studies, 2000, Vol. 4 (1): 293-309.

“Consumption, popular culture and cultural identity: Japan in post-colonial Hong Kong”, Studies in Popular Culture, 2000, Vol. 23 (1): 35-55.


Book Chapters | Top

"傳統價值取向與家庭變遷 Traditional values and family change", 《家在香港》 Families in Hong Kong: A collective portrait, 趙永佳 丁國輝 尹寶珊 (ed.), pp. 135-157, 香港中文大學 香港亞太研究所 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Jul 2015.

“傘下母親Carol", 《雨傘女子說》, 許迪鏘 (ed.), pp. 77-90, 進一步媒體  Stepforward Media, 2015.

"中港關係論述中家庭及性別倫理的建構與解讀", 《罷課不罷學:雨傘運動前夕的理論和思想大檢閱》 葉蔭聰, 陳景輝 (ed.), pp. 388-398, 進一步出版社 Stepforward Media, 2015.

"Hong Kong Style See Lai in the 21 Sentury" 二十一世紀之港 式師奶, Hong Kong, Culture, Politics 《香港, 文化, 政治》, Lui Tai-lok, Ng Chung-hung and Eric Ma (ed), pp. 185-215, Hong Kong University Press, 2009 (in Chinese).

"Talking about 'good-sex' - Hong Kong women in the 21st century" East Asian Sexualities: ModernityGender and New Sexual Cultures, Stevi Jackson, Liu Jieyu and Woo Juhyun (eds), pp. 11-11, Zed Books: London, 2008. (Chapter 11).

"Dialogue with tong Ching Siu", "Naming Japan" <命名日本>, 湯禎兆 (ed.), pp. 30 - 35, Enrich Publishing (天窗), 2007.

"English names of Hong Kong's university students", Hong Kong, Culture, Research, Ng Chung-hung, Lui Tai-lok and Eric Ma (eds.), pp. 155-175, Hong Kong University Press, 2006. (in Chinese).

“The Social Capital of New Arrival Women (NAW) in Hong Kong”, (with TSOI S.S.), Chinese Women and their Cultural and Network Capitals, Kuah-Pearce Khun Eng (ed.), pp. 195-222, Marshall cavendish Academic, 2004.

"Bonnie: I am on the margin", Young Women's Oral History: 16+., Ng Chun-hung (ed), pp. 56-78, 進一步出版社, 2002. (in Chinese)

“Shopping for fashion in Hong Kong”, Consuming Hong Kong, Gordon Mathews and Lui Tai-lok (eds.), Hong Kong Culture and Society series, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001, pp.141-171.

“Westernization of dress in Hong Kong and its sociological meaning”, Economy and Society: a social-cultural analysis of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China, Chu yin-wah and Cheung Wai-on (eds.) Taiwan: Sheng-chih Book Co. Ltd. (in Chinese), 2001, pp. 259-268.

“Middle Class Formation and Consumption in Hong Kong”, Consumption in Asia: Lifestyles and Identities. Chua Beng-huat (ed.), London: Routledge, 2000, pp. 98-134.

“Domestic work and women’s employment: The effects of Hong Kong’s Foreign Domestic Helper Policy on Gender Stratification”, Market, Class, and Politics in changing Chinese societies, Lau Siu-kai, Wan Po-san, Lee Ming-kwan and Wong Siu-lun (eds.), Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. 2000, pp. 251-272. (in Chinese)


Conference Presentations | Top

"Transnational transformations: Theorising female professional lead migrants in Hong Kong", XIX World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada, Jul 2018.

"Transnational professional migrants and their personal lives", Ethnographies of Gender and Mobility, LOVA Netherlands Association of Feminist Anthropology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 7 Jul 2017.

"Love in the Time of Settling: Single Women’s reactions to contemporary television dating shows in Hong Kong " (with Julian Groves), Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hong Kong Sociological Association , Hong Kong, Hong Kong , 5 Dec 2015.

"從大學生性/愛觀念 看香港性教育所需 (The need for sex education in Hong Kong as seen through University students' sex/love perceptions)", 第三屆兩岸四地青少年性與健康研討會 , 澳門健康促進協會  Macao Health Promotion Association , Macau, 6 Dec 2015.

"The Hong Kong Police Force as a Gendered Organization", International Research Workshop on Comparative Issues on Policing, HKIED, Hong Kong, Hong Kong , Jun 2015.

"Hong Kong Teenagers Negotiating Romance and Intimate Relationships –  A Matter of Time Management and Career Planning", Hong Kong Sociological Association Annual meeting, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong Sociological Association, Hong Kong, Dec 2014.

"CEDAW and women’s rights in post-1997 Hong Kong", XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Yokohama, Japan, Jul 2014.

"Gendered Organization Perspectives in Context: Female Officers in the Hong Kong Police 1950 to the Present", XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, International Sociological Association, Yokohama, Japan, Jul 2014.

"Rethinking gendered organization perspective in male-dominated work: the case of Hong Kong", 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Gender, Work and Organization, Keele, UK, Jun 2014.

"具性別角度的性教育 (Sex Education with a Gender Perspective)", 第三屆兩岸四地青少年性與生殖健康研討會The 3rd Cross-Strait Conference on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jun 2013.

"Women Police Officers in Hong Kong: femininity and policing", The Sixth Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 2011.

"Women in public affairs - old and not so new challenges", Women's Political Participation Summit, National Democratic Institute, Network for Women in Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies City University Hong Kong, Mar 2011.

"兒童及青少年的性權與性教育:單從保護出發是否上策?(The sexual rights and sex education of children and young persons: is protection the best place to start?)”, 進步社會工作: 民間社會福利論壇, 香港政策透視, 社區發展陣線, 基層社工, 前線福利從業員工會, City University, Hong Kong, June 2010.

"Teenagers talking love and sex: Preliminary findings from a recent study", "Challenging times: Myths and Realities of Growing up in Hong Kong", HK Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Women's Studies Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, May 2010.

"Indecent assault and sexual harassment in Hong Kong's public spaces: a reflection on gender, culture and the erotic", Gendering East/West, Centre of Women's Studies University of York, UK, July 2009.

"Outcomes based learning in an inter-disciplinary social science programme - challenges and strategies", Symposium on Outcome-Based Approaches in Student Learning: Where are we now and where are we going? UGC and HK Polytechnic University, May 2009.

"What "IS" Hong Kong Women? A bird's eye view of gender culture in Hong Kong", Proceedings of the 性別求索, 我們的回歸十年研討會, Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Feminism, Hong Kong, City University, pp. 18-32, September 2008.

"Sex in the City: female bodies and female sexuality in Hong Kong", Bodies in Urban Space, Kwan Fong Cultural Research & Development (KFCRD) Programme, Lingnan University, March 2007.

"Si-Lai in the 21st century, Hong Kong style", Seminar on Hong Kong Cultural Politics and Society, 5th November, 2005, Department of Journalism and Communications, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong women’s sexuality in the 21st century”, (with Dr Anita Chan Kit-wa), International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, 19-24 July 2005.

“English names of Hong Kong’s university students”, Seminar on Hong Kong Culture and Society 2003, 1 November 2003, Department of Journalism and Communications, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

"Who Benefits from the Expansion of Higher Education? A Comparative Study of Educational and Occupational Attainment in the UK and Hong Kong", (with Dr Sinyi Cheung), International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, 9-13 July, 2002.

"The Social Capital of New Arrival Women in Hong Kong", (with Sunday Tsoi), presented at the International Symposium on Chinese Women and Their Network Capital, 20-21 June, 2002, University of Hong Kong.

“Degree of Success: occupational outcomes of highly qualified women, a Hong Kong and Britain comparison”, (with Dr Sinyi Cheung) presented at the Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, 25 November 2000.


Others: | Top

A Study on Knowledge of Sexual Harassment and Experience of being Sexually Harassed in the Service Industries: Comparing Recent Female Mainland Chinese Immigrants with Locally-born Women, (with Anita Chan, Francis Cheung, Kimburley Choi and Vivian Lun) 2018, Equal Opportunities Commission.

Report on the implementation of gender mainstreaming in Hong Kong, Women's Coalition on Equal Opportunities, Jan 2017.

"兒童及青少年的性權與性教育: 單從保護出發是否上策?" , 女流, Vol. 56, pp. 29-30, 新婦女栛進會, Mar 2011, Policy/Professional Journal, Editorial Board.

Book Review of Agnes Ku and Pun Ngai (eds.) Remarking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City, in Asian Affairs, 2008, Vol. 39 (2): 325-327.

"Report on Hong Kong Women's Sexuality", in association with the Association for the Advancement of Feminism, September 2005.

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy - Christian TV?"  In St John's Review, Summer Issue 2005.

“Elderly Persons’ Self-Image Research Report”, in association with ELCHK, September 2003.

Teaching Subjects

Academic Year 2018 - 2019:
1st Term: Sabbatical Leave  
2nd Term: CLE9016 Sexuality and Society
MPhil/PhD Students: Ms. GWENZI Getrude, Ms. AMANKWAA Afua, Mr. YUNG Sheung-ching, Mr. CHEUNG Chun-ho, Mr. MUBITA Aurick and Mr. ADJEI Moses


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