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.

From Jan-2011 to Dec-2011 "Study on Students’ Sexual Attitudes and Views on Sexual Harassment" Equal Opportunities Commission. As Co-I. HKD $373,060.
From Jan-2019 to Jan-2022 "In the eye of the beholder? Facial beauty and social distinction in Hong Kong." Institute of Creativity, HKBU. As Co-I. HKD $100,000.
From Jul-2015 to Jun-2018 "Experiences of Transgender People in Workplace and Medical Settings" FRG Category I. As P-I. HKD $50,000.
From Jan-2016 to Jun-2017 "Understanding night life culture of Hong Kong female youths" Institute of Creativity. As P-I. HKD $100,000.
From Oct-2015 to Sep-2017 "Youth’s Self-imaging of Body and Gender" Institute of Creativity. As Co-I. HKD $100,000.
From Nov-2011 to Apr-2013 "Queer Families with Chinese Characteristics: An Exploratory Study of ‘Sexless Marriage’ Websites in China" FRG Category I. As P-I. HKD $49,140.
From Nov-2011 to Oct-2013 "Discourse, Gender and Sexual Agency in Youth" Start-up fund for GRF, FRG Category II. As P-I. HKD $60,000.
(For complete list of publications, please view Staff CV.)


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. 2021. “Embodying place and class habitus: Passing practices of male-to-female cross-dressers in Hong Kong.” Journal of Gender Studies, 30 (5): 549-560. (Q1; SJR: 1.019; JIF: 2.539)
  2. Wong, Day and Guo, Xu. 2020. “Constructions of asexual identity in China: Intersections of class, gender, region of residence, and asexuality.” Feminist Formations, 32 (3): 75-99. (John Hopkins University Press: Ranking A)
  3. Wong, D., Zhang, W. , Kwan, Y.W., and Wright, E. 2019. “Gender Differences in Identity Concerns among Sexual Minority Young Adults in China: Socioeconomic Status, Familial, and Cultural Factor.” Sexuality & Culture 23(4): 1167–1187. (Q1; SJR: 0.44; JCI: 0.73)
  4. 2016. “Sexology and the making of sexual subjects in contemporary China.” Journal of Sociology 52 (1): 68-82. (Q1; SJR: 0.69; JIF: 2.253)
  5. 2015. “Asexuality in China’s Sexual Revolution: Sexless Marriage as Coping Strategy.” Sexualities 18 (1/2): 100-116. (Q1; SJR: 0.71; JIF: JIF: 2.352)
  6. 2015. “Sexual Minorities in China.” In James D. Wright (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition, pp. 734-739. Oxford: Elsevier.
  7. 2013. “Hong Kong Lesbian Partners in the Making of their Own Families” in K. B. Chan (ed.) International Handbook of Chinese Families, p. 575-587. (New York: Springer).
  8. 2012. “Doing Gender, Doing Culture: Division of Domestic Labor among Lesbians in Hong Kong,” Women’s Studies International Forum 35 (4) (Jul-Aug): 266-275. (Q1; SJR: 0.43; IF: 1.497)
  9. Wong, D. & Leung, P. 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. (Q1; SJR: 0.83; 2020 JIF: 2.952)
  10. 2011. “Hybridization and the Emergence of ‘Gay’ Identities in Hong Kong and in China,” Visual Anthropology, Vol. 24, Issue 1/2, pp.152-170. (Q2; SJR: 0.21)
  11. 2009. “Habermas’s Communicative Concepts of Power,” Philosophy Today, 53 (1): 34-42. (Q3; SJR: 0.13)
  12. 2009. A Qualitative Study of Male Youth Experiences of Viewing Pornography,” Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (2): 163-173. (In Chinese)
  13. 2007. “Foucault contra Habermas: Knowledge and Power,” Philosophy Today, 51 (1): 3-16. (Q3; SJR: 0.13)
  14. 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. (Q2; SJR: 0.15)
  15. 2007. “Feminist Ethics and Abortion in Hong Kong,” International Journal of Chinese and Comparative Philosophy of Medicine, 5 (1): 103-120. (In Chinese)
  16. 2007. “Break through Moral Panics: Revisit the Effects of Pornography on Young People,” Journal of Youth Studies, 10 (2): 128-142. (In Chinese)
  17. 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. (Q2; SJR: 0.39)
  18. 2005. Pang, L. & Wong, D. (eds.) Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press).
  19. 2005. "Women's Reception of Mainstream Hong Kong Cinema," in L. Pang & D. Wong (eds.) Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press), pp. 239-260.
  20. 2005. “Foucault contra Habermas: Enlightenment, Power, and Critique,” Philosophy Today, 49 (1): 55-69. (Q3; SJR: 0.13)
  21. 2004."(Post-)Identity Politics and Anti-normalization: (Homo)sexual Rights Movement," in Agnes S. Ku and N. Pun (eds.), Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City (London & New York: Routledge Curzon), pp. 195-214.
  22. 2003. Tang, C., Wong, D. & Cheung, F. M., “Social Construction of Women as Legitimate Victims of Violence against Women in Chinese Societies,” Violence Against Women, 8 (8): 968-996. (Q1; SJR: 0.81; IF: 2.328)
  23. 2000. Tang, C., Wong, D., Cheung, F. M. & Lee, A. “Naming Violence against Women: a Focus Group Study in Hong Kong,” Women Studies International Forum, 23 (2): 197--209. (Q1; SJR: 0.43; IF: 1.497)

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