Date: 29 April, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m. — 08:30 p.m.
Venue: 707 Library Complex, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Postcolonial Hong Kong has seen its resident ethnic minority population rise from 5.13% in 2001 to 6.38% in 2011. At the same time, Hong Kong has attracted to its shores transient migrants such as asylum seekers from South and Southeast Asia as well as traders from Africa. While its non-Chinese population is getting more visible, Hong Kong’s Chinese population is also getting more diverse. Conventionally consisting mainly of people from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian, with a sizable minority from the environs of Shanghai, the Chinese population has in recent years been infused with people beyond these regions. The growing diversity of Hong Kong’s population has had an impact in both visible and subtle ways. This workshop features papers that reflect on and investigate the ethnic, cultural and religious dimensions of Hong Kong’s diversity.