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Carmen Tong

Lecturer at University of Hong Kong

Major works

Tong, C. 2017. “A Chronology of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: January 2013 – December 2014”, Education Philosophy and Theory. 6 April 2017. Tong, C.K.M. 2008. ‘Being a Young Tomboy in Hong Kong – The Life and Identity Construction of Lesbian Schoolgirls’, in Fran Martin et al. ed. AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. pp.117-130.

About Me

Dr. Carmen Tong is a sociologist who specialises in the sociology of education, gender studies and human-animal studies. In the early days of her academic career, she used ethnography to understand Hong Kong student’s ideas about gender, sexual identities, life visions and adaptation tactics in the competitive schooling environment. Her works contributed to better understanding of the life and identity construction of lesbian schoolgirls in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. Carmen is now teaching a number of undergraduate and master level courses at The University of Hong Kong. One of them investigates the importance of gender in our ideals and understanding of body, beauty and fashion. For other courses about media, culture, identity, and education, Carmen persists to include gender as an essential and indispensable issue for critical discussion.

Courses and Programs taught by Carmen Tong