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Symposium: Thinking Space in Hong Kong: Limits, Horizons, Imaginaries
Date: 24 May 2019 
Hong Kong Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Symposium: 

Thinking Space in Hong Kong: Limits, Horizons, Imaginaries

24 May 2019
CPD 3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Co-organized by Rey Chow (Duke) and Stephen Chu (HKU)

For various historical reasons, space is one of the most sensitive and controversial topics when it comes to the Hong Kong of the postwar period. The chronic lack of space in the city has led to steep challenges in long-term urban planning, social interaction, and everyday living. Beyond thinking of space as a practical matter of severe limits, however, it is important not to neglect the rich conceptual and intellectual possibilities that revolve around space in a wide-ranging variety of registers, including the philosophical, sociopolitical, existential, artistic, and personal. Along these lines, we propose hosting a symposium at HKU that would showcase the multidisciplinary perspectives and debates on spatial horizons and spatial imaginaries as well as spatial limits. Such a forum would bring together scholars from different fields and subfields who are contributing to the study of space; it would also encourage research initiatives at HKU in a subject area where the humanities, interpretative social sciences, and some sciences can have productive interactions.

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