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Seminar: Transnational Solidarity among Women Activists in Hong Kong
Date: 28 September 2011 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures has the pleasure of inviting you to the following seminar:

Transnational Solidarity among Women Activists in Hong Kong

Dr Adelyn Lim, Modern China Studies.

Date: Wednesday 28 September 2011
Time: 4.30 - 6.00pm
Venue: Room 813, KK Leung Building
Language: English

This paper examines the challenges in organizing South Asian women to advocate for their rights and welfare in Hong Kong. South Asian women, the majority of whom are Indian, Nepalese, and Pakistani, are an “invisible” community of women both within the Hong Kong women’s movement and Hong Kong society itself. I discuss the Hong Kong women’s movement in the context of global feminism and transnational activism, and how class, ethnicity, gender, and religion are constructed in ways that have created divisions between South Asian women and the Hong Kong women’s movement. I question how activists, both Chinese and South Asian women, can overcome language, cultural, and religious differences to act with solidarity and create an alternative form of women’s transnational organizing.

Dr Adelyn Lim is a postdoctoral fellow with Modern China Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Her current research projects are on the women's movement in post-1997 Hong Kong, as well as the transnational framing of international agendas on women’s rights in China.


Please contact Dr. Adelyn Lim ( or Ms Christy Ho ( should there be any questions.

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