Hong Kong Studies Association


As 2019 dawns, the study of Hong Kong, and its regional and global connections has never been healthier. In recent years there has been a proliferation of new scholarship across many disciplines that takes the city and region as a prime focus. Emerging initiatives in Hong Kong, the UK, and Canada, suggest that there is now much to be gained from the establishment of an association dedicated to supporting and facilitating research and the exchange of ideas about Hong Kong.

Based in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Studies Association (HKSA) primarily provides a network for scholars in European institutions but aims to connect with students and academics from across the world.  The professional association is non-profit and non-political, committed to academic rigor and political neutrality.

HKSA seeks to provide a platform to share, promote and facilitate individual and collaborative research on Hong Kong; to foster a community of interest among specialists on Hong Kong working in European universities and research institutions; to promote publications on topics relating to Hong Kong in all relevant disciplines as well as further the exchange of ideas through events and conferences.

The HKSA will help academic members to increase the impact and reach of their work by cooperating with Hong Kong Watch to raise relevant academic research with policy makers around the world in seminars and private meetings.

 HKSA is committed to develop collaborative relationships with other initiatives devoted to Hong Kong Studies.

Advisory Board

The Hong Kong Studies Association will have a high-profile advisory board of academics. We are currently in the process of confirming academics to be on our ‘advisory board’.

Become a member

If you are a professional academic or a graduate student, you can become a member of the Hong Kong Studies Association by filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Please include your email and affiliation.

Hong Kong Insights

In 2019, we will launch the Hong Kong Studies Association blog, ‘Hong Kong Insights’, providing cutting edge research on a range of academic issues.


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