Dr. Chong Pak Lei, Gladys
- Associate Professor
- Office12/F Shek Mun Campus
- Tel3411 3273
- Emailgladyschong at hkbu.edu.hk
Gladys Pak Lei Chong is Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University. She received her Ph.D in Media and Cultural Studies and MA (cum laude) in Migration and Ethnic Studies from University of Amsterdam. She has taught at the International School of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS), University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (AUC) before joining the department. She is the author of Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (in the series of Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture, and Politics, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017) and co-editor of Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices (in the series of Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020). She has also written articles and chapters about Chinese governmentality, cultural governance, gender, place-making, Olympics security and the social credit system. Gladys is the principal investigator of two researches on 1) youth aspirations (Project number 22609415) and 2) technology, security and risk (Project number 12610118), funded by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council. In addition, she is collaborating with Professor Giselinde Kuipers and Dr. Yiu Fai Chow in a research on Facial Beauty and Social Distinction in Hong Kong.
Media and Multiculturalism (2009-2010, University of Amsterdam), China in the 21st Century (2013, Amsterdam University College), The Classical Heritage (2014- the present), Horror Film and Fiction (2014-the Present), The Critical and Creative Spirit: The Case of Historical Fiction (2014-the Present), Changing Times Changing Youth (2017-the Present)
Governmentality, youth cultures, subjectivities, governing practices, power-relations, technology, security, surveillance, risks, social credit, globalization, nationalism, gender and the politics of identity
- 2019-2021, Project Applicant, “In the Eye of Beholder: Facial Beauty and Social Distinction in Hong Kong”, Hong Kong Baptist University – Dr. Hung Hin Shiu Development Fund (HKD 100,000)
- 2018-19, Principal Investigator, “Smart Living among Chinese Youth? Issues of Security, Risk and Surveillance through an Investigation of Smart Home, Cashless Payment and Facial Recognition”, Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF), University Grants Council. (Project number 12610118, HKD 305,000)
- 2015-17, Principal Investigator, “Governing Desire in a Globalising World: A Comparative Study of Youth in Hong Kong and Beijing”, Hong Kong General Research Fund (GRF) The Early Career Scheme (ECS), University Grants Council. (Project number 22609415, HKD 307,400)
- 2017, Principal Investigator, “Watch Over or Over-Watched? Chinese Youth, Dataveillance and Security”, Hong Kong Baptist University – Faculty Research Grant (HKD 50,000)
- 2014 (February to August), LEWI Scholar-in-Residency programme to conduct post-doctoral research on Chinese Youth & Desire
- 2013, IIAS Post-doc Fellowship 2013 (Project Global Asia): A 6-month grant (Euro 12,000) for turning my dissertation into monograph
- 2011, The Lisbon Consortium and Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, full funding for attending the Lisbon Consortium in Lisbon 2011
- 2009, The European Union, full funding for attending the European Summer School in Cultural Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark
- 2009, The European Union, full funding for attending the Postgraduate Research Summer School in Oslo, Norway
- 2007-2012, PhD Research Grant (Full Scholarship), “Celebrations and Contestations of Chineseness: The Beijing 2008 Olympics and 21st Century Imaginations of Place, Culture and Identity”, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
de Kloet, Jeroen, Yiufai Chow and Gladys Pak Lei Chong. Eds. 2020. Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices (Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches). London: Rowman and Littlefield.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei, Yiu Fai Chow, and Jeroen de Kloet. 2020. “Introduction: Toward Trans-Asia: Projects, Possibilities, Paradoxes.” In Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices (Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches), edited by Jeroen de Kloet, Yiufai Chow and Gladys Pak Lei Chong. London: Rowman and Littlefield.
Yiu Fai Chow, Gladys Pak Lei Chong, and Jeroen de Kloet. 2020. “Coda: Rolling Back Toward a Trans-Asia Future?.” In Trans-Asia as Method: Theory and Practices (Asian Cultural Studies: Transnational and Dialogic Approaches), edited by Jeroen de Kloet, Yiufai Chow and Gladys Pak Lei Chong. London: Rowman and Littlefield.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2019. “Cashless China: Seucritisation of Everyday Life through Alipay’s Social Credit System—Sesame Credit”. Chinese Journal of Communication (Special Issue on The Platformisation of Chinese society) 12(3): 290—307. DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2019.1583261
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2017. Chinese Subjectivities and the Beijing Olympics (Series: Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics). London: Rowman and Littlefield.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei, Jeroen de Kloet, and Guohua Zeng. 2016.“People’s Olympics? (Beijing 2008).” In Surveilling and Securing the Olympics: From Tokyo to London 2012 and Beyond, edited by Vida Bajc, 319–343. London: Palgrave /Macmillan.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2014. “Driving the City: Taxi Drivers and the Tactics of Everyday Life in Beijing.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43 (4): 175–205. http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jcca/article/view/803/804
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2013. “Chinese Bodies That Matter: The Search for Masculinity and Femininity.” International Journal of the History of Sport 30 (3): 242–66.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2013. “Claiming the Past, Presenting the Present, Selling the Future: Imagining a New Beijing, Great Olympics.” In Spectacle and the City — Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture, edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen, 135–55. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Chong, Gladys Pak Lei. 2011. “Volunteers as the ‘New’ Model Citizens: Governing Citizens through Soft Power.” China Information 25 (1): 33–59.