HKPSA 2nd Annual Conference

 

Politics in Flux:

Challenges and Opportunities in the Asian Century

 

 

Organiser:

Hong Kong Political Science Association

 

Co-organiser:

Department of Government and International Studies

Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

Date:  26-27 August 2010

 

Venue:  

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (NAB109)

Lam Woo International Conference Centre

Hong Kong Baptist University

Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

 

 

                                  Conference Agenda

 

August 26

 

8:30-9:00         Registration

 

9:00-9:30         Opening Ceremony

 

9:30-10:30       Keynote Speech by Prof. Chu Shulong, Tsinghua University, Beijing

 

10:30-10:35     Group Photo Taking

 

10:35-11:00     Coffee Break

 

11:00-12:30     Panel 1: Asian Security in the New Century

 

Chair: Prof. David Zweig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

“Will There Be a Power Transition Between the U.S. and China”

Dr. Eric Lin, Claremont Graduate University, California

 

“Epidemics, Human Security, and National Security in East Asia of the 21st Century”

Prof. Lee Sang-Hwan, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul

 

Sovereignty Disputes in the South China and East China Seas: Contentions and Possible Solutions

Prof. Willy Lam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

12:30-2:00       Lunch

 

2:00-3:45         Panel 2: Korea and International Politics in the New Century

 

Chair: Dr. Zhang Baohui, Lingnan University

 

“Secrets behind Comradeship: Popular Chinese Consensus on DPRK and Their Implications on Beijing’s Policy”

Dr. Simon Shen, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

 

DPRK, in the Box But Not Solved

Prof. Gong Keyu, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

 

“Pushing the Envelop for Transnational Political Advocacy: Unconventional Channels in EU-DPRK Relations”

Mr. Steve Chung Lok-wai, Hong Kong International Relations Research Association

 

3:45-4:15         Tea Break               

 

4:15-5:45        Panel 3: Governing Hong Kong: Changing Modes and Changing Media

 

Chair: Dr. Simon Shen, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

 

The Changing Relations between Hong Kong and Mainland since 1997: Precarious Search for Political Autonomy and Economic Integration” (Paper Abstract)

Dr. Peter T.Y. Cheung, The University of Hong Kong

 

The Conceptions of Democracy of the District Councilors and Its Implications for Democratization of Hong Kong

Miss. Kay Chi-yan Lam, The University of Hong Kong

 

“The Changing Forms of Political Participation and Their Implications for Governance in Hong Kong

Dr. Wai-man Lam, The University of Hong Kong

 

            E-Governance in Hong Kong: Does Information Technology in the Public Sector Promote Participation in Public Policy Making?

Dr. Wilson Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 6:30               Dinner (For Organisers, Panel Chairs and Paper Presenters ONLY)             

 

August 27

 

8:30-9:00       Registration

 

9:00-10:45       Panel 4: China’s Rise and Its Impacts

Chair: Prof. Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University

               

International Structure and China’s Energy Security

Dr. Brian Ventura, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo

 

China’s ‘Soft Balancing’ against the U.S.: The Rise of China and Its Implications of the Multilateral Foreign Policy

Mr. Uichan Ko, Yonsei University, Seoul

 

Reflection on China’s National Identity and Its Implication for Rising China’s Regional Policy”(Paper Abstract)

Ms. Ye Shulan, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

10:45-11:15     Coffee Break

 

11:15-1:00       Panel 5: East Asian International Relations

 

Chair: Dr. Nick Thomas, City University of Hong Kong

                       

Dragon vs. Elephant: Analyzing Sino-Indian Relations Through Trade-Peace-Conflict Paradigms

Dr. Rajesh Gupta Kumar, PPN College, Kanpur

 

“Japan’s Roles and Influences in Asia-centered Regional Forums”

Dr. Chung Chien-peng, Lingnan University

 

“The Taiwan Strait: Status-Quo vs. Unification”

Dr. Zhang Baohui, Lingnan University

 

       

1:00-2:15         Lunch

 

2:15-3:45         Panel 6a: A Roundtable on Hong Kong people living on the Mainland: a Research Report (in room NAB 107)

 

Chair: Prof. David Zweig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Prof. David Zweig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. He Gaochao, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou

Dr. Emilie Tran, Saint Joseph’s University, Macau

Dr. Linda Tjia, City University of Hong Kong

Mr. Yang Zixiao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

Panel 6b: Governance in the Greater China

 

Chair: Dr. Philip Gray, Lingnan University

 

The Path Dependence Predicament in Bureaucracy Reform of China” (Paper Abstract)

Mr. LV Shupeng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

“Institutional Ambiguity and Endogenous Change of Rural Land Tenure in China

Mr. Chen Huirong, The University of Hong Kong

 

The Fragmented Internationalization of the Chinese State

Mr. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, University of Cambridge

 

3:45-4:15         Tea Break

 

4-15-5:45         Panel 7a: Theorizing Chinese Politics (in room NAB 107)

 

Chair: Prof. Stan Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

                       

“The Place of Chaos in Asian Socialist Revolutions”

Dr. Philip Gray, Lingnan University

 

Identity in Hong Kong and Taiwan: a Comparative Analysis

Mr. Malte Philipp Kaeding, Hong Kong Baptist University

 

Campaigns to Govern China's Countryside: Four-plus-Two Working Principle and Cadre Politico-Cognitive Process

Mr. Liang Jiangnan, Hong Kong Baptist University

        

 

                        Panel 7b: A Roundtable on Youth Politics in Hong Kong

 

Chair: Mr. Gary Wong, The University of Birmingham

 

One Country, Two Youth Cultures: ‘Young Night Drifters’ and the ‘Post-Eighties Generation’ in Hong Kong

Mr. Kaxton Siu, The Australian National University, Canberra

Prof. Julian M. Groves, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Dr. Ho Wai Yip, City University of Hong Kong

 

                        Prof. Paul Yip, The University of Hong Kong

 

Youth policy in Hong Kong: An official perspective

Dr. Benson Wong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education

 

 

 

For Inquiries: Ching (chingyin@hkbu.edu.hk)