WONG, Day K.M. 黃結梅

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Australian National University)

Research Interests:

Gender studies; Sexualities; Chinese feminisms

My research interests include construction of (trans)gender and (a)sexual identities, practices of intimacy, politics of knowledge, and queer/feminist movements. Influenced by queer theory and feminist scholarship, my works seek to capture the meaning-making processes and lived experiences of individuals, and demonstrate the complex ways in which gender order and heteronormativity are reproduced, destabilized, transformed and challenged. I assert the importance of gender/sexuality studies for an understanding of other social processes. In addition to a focus on how social identities such as gender, sexual orientation, class, age, nationality are interconnected, my research explores the relationships between gender/sexuality and the broader processes such as globalization, market transformation, neo-liberalization, and changing forms of governmentality. I have extensive experience of collaborating with NGOs and believe in the importance of dialogue and knowledge sharing. I teach gender and sexuality, sociological theories, and qualitative research methods. I am committed to providing a learning environment that fosters critical thinking and independent learning.

Negotiating marriage and sexual identity: A study of Chinese sexual minorities of different genders and socioeconomic statuses, GRF, Amount: HKD $291,000 2016-18. PI: Day Wong

Practices of intimacy and distancing: Adult daughters and their mothers in East Asia, Japan’s Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research. Amount: JPY 74,000,000, 2014-18, PI: Diana Khor; CI: Day Wong; Saori Kamano; Yip Lo Lucetta Kam. Experiences of Transgender People in Workplace and Medical Settings, FRG Category I, Amount: HKD $50,000, 2015-18, PI: Day Wong.

Understanding night life culture of Hong Kong female youths, Institute of Creativity, HKBU, Amount: HKD $100,000, 2016-17, PI: Day Wong; Co-Is: Yip Lo Lucetta Kam, Hung Suet Lin.

Youth’s Self-imaging of Body and Gender, Institute of Creativity, HKBU, Amount: HKD $100,000, 2015-2017, PI: John Erni; Co-Is: Day Wong; Yip Lo Lucette Kam ; Chow Yiu Fai; Jia Tan; Hung Wing Kit; Tien Ee Dominic Yeo.

Queer Families with Chinese Characteristics: An Exploratory Study of ‘Sexless Marriage’ Websites in China, FRG Category I, Amount: HKD: $49,140, 2011-13, PI: Day Wong.

Discourse, Gender and Sexual Agency in Youth, Start-up fund for GRF, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2011-13, PI: Day Wong.

Study on Students’ Sexual Attitudes and Views on Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunities Commission, Amount HKD $373,060, 2011-13, PI: Luk-Fong Yuk Yee Pattie; Co-Is: Day Wong; LEE Yick Pang Anthony; Chong Yiu KWong; Lee-Man Yuk Ching.

Gender and the Family in Contemporary China, CERG Incentive Award Scheme, Amount: HKD $148,740, 2009-10, PI: Gina LAI; Co-Is: Day Wong; Odalia WONG.

A Study of Hong Kong Youth’s Un/safe Sexual Behavior, Council for the AIDS Trust Fund, Amount: HKD $129,700, 2008-09, PI: Day Wong.

(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)

Journal Articles

Wong, D. (2016). Sexology and the making of sexual subjects in contemporary China.” Journal of Sociology 52 (1): 68-82.

Wong, D. (2015). Asexuality in China’s Sexual Revolution: Sexless Marriage as Coping Strategy. Sexualities 18 (1/2): 100-116.

Wong, D. (2012). Doing Gender, Doing Culture: Division of Domestic Labor among Lesbians in Hong Kong. Women’s Studies International Forum 35 (4): 266-275.

Wong, D. & P. K. Leung. (2012). Modernization of Power in Legal and Medical Discourses: The Birth of the (Male) Homosexual in Hong Kong and its Aftermath. Journal of Homosexuality 59 (10): 1403-1423.

Wong, D. (2011). Hybridization and the Emergence of ‘Gay’ Identities in Hong Kong and in China. Visual Anthropology 24 (1/2): 152-170.

Wong, D. (2009). Habermas’s Communicative Concepts of Power. Philosophy Today 53 (1): 34-42.

Wong, D. (2009). A Qualitative Study of Male Youth Experiences of Viewing Pornography,” Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (2): 163-173. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2007). Foucault contra Habermas: Knowledge and Power. Philosophy Today 51 (1): 3-16.

Wong, D. (2007) Rethinking the coming home alternative: hybridization and coming out politics in Hong Kong’s anti-homophobia parades. Inter-Asia Cultural Studies 8 (4): 600-616.

Wong, D. (2007). Feminist Ethics and Abortion in Hong Kong. International Journal of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy of Medicine, 5 (1): 103-120. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2007). Break through Moral Panics: Revisit the Effects of Pornography on Young People,” Journal of Youth Studies 10 (2): 128-142. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2006). Beyond Identity Politics: The Making of an Oral History of Hong Kong Women Who Love Women,” Journal of Lesbian Studies 10 (3/4): 29-48.

Wong, D. (2005). Foucault contra Habermas: Enlightenment, Power, and Critique. Philosophy Today 49 (1): 55-69.

Tang, C., Wong, D. & Cheung, F. M. (2003). Social Construction of Women as Legitimate Victims of Violence against Women in Chinese Societies. Violence Against Women 8 (8): 968-996.

Tang, C., Wong, D., Cheung, F. M. & Lee, A. (2000). Naming Violence against Women: a Focus Group Study in Hong Kong. Women Studies International Forum 23 (2):197--209.

Wong, D. (1998). Foucault’s Insights: A Strategic Model of Power Analysis. Journal of Social Theory 1(2): 327—348. (In Chinese)


Wong, D. (ed.) (2014). Unwinding Masculinities (打開男性). Hong Kong: Chunghwa Book Company and Roundtable Press. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (ed.) (2012). Unwinding Gender/Sexuality (打開性/別). Hong Kong: Roundtable Press. (In Chinese)

2005. Pang, L. & Wong, D. (eds.) (2005). Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

2001. Chan, K.W., Wong, D., Leung, L. C., Lee, W. Y. & Ho, C. K. (eds.), Difference and Equality: The Challenges Facing Women’s Movement in Hong Kong (差異與平等:香港婦女運動的挑戰). Hong Kong: Centre for Social Policy Studies, HK PolyU and The Association for the Advancement of Feminism. (In Chinese)

Book Chapters

Wong, D. (2017). The licit body? : Representation of transgender people in mass media (正當的身體? -- 跨性別在傳媒). My City, My Gender/Sexuality (我城我性), Y. L. Kam et al. (eds.), pp. 134-140. Hong Kong: Roundtable Press. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2015). Sexual minorities in China. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, James D. Wright (ed.), pp. 734-739. Oxford: Elsevier.

Wong, D. (2015). Transformative identity politics in gender/sexuality movements: Insights from ‘Straight people in support of homos campaign’ (從 「直人撐同志」探索性 /別運動的轉化式身分政治), Gender/Sexual Politics (性/別政治與本土起義), W. C. Wong and P. K. Choi (eds.), pp. 19-30. Hong Kong: Commercial Press. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2013). Hong Kong lesbian partners in the making of their own families. International Handbook of Chinese Families, K. B. Chan (ed.), pp. 575-587. New York: Springer.

Wong, D. (2006). Women’s Liberation. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, David A. Gerstner (ed.), pp.618-619. London and New York: Routledge.

Wong, D. (2005). Women's reception of mainstream Hong Kong cinema. Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema, L. Pang & D. Wong (eds.), pp. 239-260. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Wong, D. (2004). (Post-)Identity politics and anti-normalization: (Homo)sexual rights movement. Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City, Agnes S. Ku and N. Pun (eds.), pp. 195-214. London & New York: RoutledgeCurzon.

Wong, D. (2004). From happy marriage to happy divorce. (從幸福的婚姻到快樂的離婚) Hong Kong Social Policy Review 2003 (香港社會政策研究2003), K. W. Chan & J. Wong (eds.), pp. 111-132. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2004). Sexual/Gender Politics in Hong Kong: a Perspective that Respects Difference (性/別政治在香港:一個尊重差異的角度). Gendering Hong Kong, A. K. Chan & W. Wong (eds.), pp. 475-491. Hong Kong, Oxford University Press. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2003). Deconstructing Habermas’s reconstruction of the basis of critique (解構哈貝馬斯重建批判基礎的工程). Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action (解讀溝通行動論), S. P. Yuen & Lam, T. (eds.), pp. 31-56. Shanghai: Shanghai People's Publishing Co. (In Chinese)

Wong, D. (2001). From equality to difference: Rethinking sex discrimination (從平等到差異:再思性別歧視). Hong Kong Social Policy Review 2000 (香港社會政策研究2000), K. W. Chan & J. Wong (eds.), pp. 151-164. (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing Co),. (In Chinese)

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