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Dr Kong, Travis Shiu Ki 江紹祺

Title:
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Associate Professor

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Dr Kong, Travis Shiu Ki 江紹祺

Title:
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Associate Professor

Also Cited As:
Kong, Travis SK
Kong, SK
Kong, T

Short Biography:

I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Essex with a specialization in identity, sexuality and masculinity. I commit myself as a sociologist who critically applies Western theories to Chinese contexts and seeks out dialogues within and across the discipline of sociology in order to build towards a new understanding of Chinese sexuality under global capitalism. I mainly teach sexuality, queer theory, media and cultural studies. My research specializes in Chinese homosexuality and masculinity, prostitution in Hong Kong and China, social impacts of HIV/AIDS, and transnational Chinese sexuality.

My first single-authored book, Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy, investigates Chinese gay masculinity, desire, sexuality, intimacy, identity and citizenship in contemporary Chinese societies, and within global culture. Through 90 life stories of Chinese men interviewed in Hong Kong, London and Mainland China (major sites: Guangdong, Shanghai and Beijing) and extensive ethnographic field trips over ten years, this book shows different gay male identities – such as the conspicuously consuming ‘memba’ in Hong Kong, the urban tongzhi, the ‘money boy’ in China and the feminised ‘golden boy’ in London – emerge in different locations, and are all caught up in the transnational flow of queer cultures which are at once local and global. Forwarded by Prof. Ken Plummer, this book has been reviewed by Prof. Lisa Rofel, Prof. David Eng, Prof. Chris Berry, Prof. Arlene Stein, and others.

I am the Editor of Sexualities, one of the leading international journals in the field of sexuality.

I am the Programme Director of a newly launched MSocSc programme in Media, Culture and Creative Cities.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
University of Essex (UK)PhD
Biography

I received my Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Essex with a specialization in identity, sexuality and masculinity. I commit myself as a sociologist who critically applies Western theories to Chinese contexts and seeks out dialogues within and across the discipline of sociology in order to build towards a new understanding of Chinese sexuality under global capitalism. I mainly teach sexuality, queer theory, media and cultural studies. My research specializes in Chinese homosexuality and masculinity, prostitution in Hong Kong and China, social impacts of HIV/AIDS, and transnational Chinese sexuality.

My first single-authored book, Chinese Male Homosexualities: Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy (Routledge, London and New York, 2011), investigates Chinese gay masculinity, desire, sexuality, intimacy, identity and citizenship in contemporary Chinese societies, and within global culture. Through 90 life stories of Chinese men interviewed in Hong Kong, London and Mainland China (major sites: Guangdong, Shanghai and Beijing) and extensive ethnographic fieldtrips over ten years, this book shows different gay male identities – such as the conspicuously consuming memba in Hong Kong, the urban tongzhi, the ‘money boy’ in China and the feminised ‘golden boy’ in London – emerge in different locations, and are all caught up in the transnational flow of queer cultures which are at once local and global. Forwarded by Prof. Ken Plummer, this book has been reviewed by Prof. Lisa Rofel, Prof. David Eng, Prof. Chris Berry, Prof. Arlene Stein, and others (Description and reviews of the book)

I am Editor of Sexualities, one of the leading international journals in the field of sexuality (http://sexualities.sagepub.com/). 

I am the Programme Director of a newly launched master’s programme in Media, Culture and Creative Cities [MSocSc-MCCC] (http://www.mccc-hku.com/).

I am the recipient of the HKU-Kings Fellowship 2013-2014 and The Social Sciences Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-2014.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-09-01HKU-Kings Fellowship: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-09-01Social Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award: The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2015-06-01Social Sciences Knowledge Exchange Award: The University of Hong Kong
Others
2013-06-01Impact Project (Knowledge Exchange): The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2014-09-01Prism Award: Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2016-International editorial board memberSociology
2010-International editorial board memberDark Matters
2014-International editorial board memberJournal of Sociology
2012-International editorial board memberCulture and Society
2014-International editorial board memberJournal of Homosexuality
2007-2010Board memberThe Hong Kong Sociological Association
2010-2012Vice-PresidentThe Hong Kong Sociological Association
2009-2013International editorial board memberSexualities
2013-2017Co-editorSexualities
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Qualitative research methods (質性研究)
Qualitative research methods質性研究
Prostitution, Chinese sex workers and sex tourism (娼妓、性工作及性旅遊業研究)
Prostitution, Chinese sex workers and sex tourism娼妓、性工作及性旅遊業研究
Gender and sexuality studies; queer theory; masculinity studies; HIV / AIDS (性別研究; 酷兒理論; 男性研究; 愛滋病研究)
Gender and sexuality studies; queer theory; masculinity studies; HIV/AIDS性別研究、酷兒理論、男性研究、愛滋病研究
Contemporary social theories; media and cultural studies (當代社會理論; 傳媒及文化研究)
Contemporary social theories; media and cultural studies當代社會理論、傳媒及文化研究
Chinese queer communities (中國同志社群研究)
Chinese queer communities中國同志社群研究
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
Cantonese, English,粵語、英語
Cantonese, English粵語、英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
Chinese, English中文、英文
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