Department of Translation

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Dr. Tang Kin-ling, 鄧健苓

Senior Lecturer

Academic Qualification: BBA (CUHK), MA (CityU), Diplôme (Sciences Po, Paris), PhD (CUHK)
Location: HSH124
Tel: (852) 2616-7967


  • Politics of Translation
  • Cultural Studies
  • Space and Culture
  • Development




  • Tang, K.-L. (2017). Alternative development in the age of global capitalism: An ethnographic study. Singapore: Springer [peer-reviewed].
  • Tang, K.-L. (16 April 2018). Privatization of public space: Spatial practice in the Umbrella Movement. Space and Culture. [SSCI journal]. [in press]
  • Tang, K.-L. (2012). A facelift and the body: The production of space in Mui Wo. Projections, 1, 65-80.
  • 鄧健苓。(2014)。衛生不衛生?從梅窩興建中央排污系統說起,黃慧貞、張歷君、陳澤蕾、高俊傑編。《感/觀日常:跨文化研究讀本》,(353-373)。香港:香港中文大學文化及宗教研究系;進一步多媒體。
  • “Immaterial Labour in Hong Kong Universities: A Preliminary Discussion.” Workshop on Decolonizing and Deimperializing the University: Transforming the Organizational Infrastructure of Asian Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 March 2018.
  • “Politics of Translation: The Travel of Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities to Postcolonial Hong Kong.” Fifth Global International Studies Conference 2017, Taipei, 1-3 April 2017.
  • “The Model Reader of the Chinese Translation of Imagined Communities.” 4th Annual International Conference on Contemporary Cultural Studies, Singapore, 28-29 November 2016. Best Research Paper Award.
  • “Feeling Small: Privatisation of Public Space in Hong Kong’s Occupy Movement.” Paper presented at Conference on “Between Monumentalism and Miniaturization: Thinking Big and Small in Contemporary Culture”, Centre for Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 11-12 June 2015.
  • “All Roads Lead to Development, or How Small Paths Lead Us Home.” Paper presented at Culture as Critical Theory Conference, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 30 September – 1 October 2012.
  • “Thou Shalt Take Care of Your Own Waste: Rural Practices in a Global Metropolis and Their Implications”. Paper presented at 2nd Global Conference: Responsible Living: Reflecting on the Ethical Issues of Everyday Life, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Prague, Czech Republic, 16-18 May 2012.
  • “Dirt We Need: How Purity Chases Away the Rural.” Paper presented at ACS Crossroads Conference, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, 17-21 June 2010.


Kin-Ling Tang received a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MA in Translation and Interpretation from City University of Hong Kong and a Masters’ Degree from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France. Previously, she was a Lecturer at The Education University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the academia, she has worked for many years as a translator (Chinese, English and French) and bilingual editor (Chinese and English), with industry experience spanning from the mass media, transportation, real estate advisory to the government. She is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua), English and French, and has some knowledge of German.