Conference/Talk

Invited Talk/Public Lecture

‘Gender, Sexuality & Sociology’, 12 June 2021. Invited Keynote of Transnational Chinese Queer Leadership Programme, Queer China UK. Online (Zoom).

Panel Discussant of ‘Queerness Beyond the West’, 25 February 2021. King’s College London, UK.

‘Querying or Queering Gender: The lived experience of zhongxing (middle sex/neutral sex) women in China and Hong Kong’, 11 November 2020. Centre for Women’s Studies Seminar Series, University of York, UK.

‘Pop-Culture and Queer Politics in Postcolonial Hong Kong.’ Public lecture delivered for QTI of Colour at Cambridge Central Library, 1 March 2020. Cambridge, United Kingdom.

‘Methodology on Researching “Queer” Asia.’ Workshop to be delivered at ‘Queer’ Asia 2019, 18 July 2019. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom

‘The Second Life of Kowloon Walled City: Crime, Media and Cultural Memory.’ Talk delivered at Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference (2017/2018), 13–14 December 2018, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

‘Interviewing Audiences.’ Talk delivered at Screen Studies Group PhD Training Day, 17 November 2018. King’s College London, United Kingdom. [Event Page]

‘Between Queer and “Normal”: Popular Culture and Queer Politics in Post-colonial Hong Kong’. Public talk delivered at A Celebration of LGBT+ History: A Variety show, The London Arts & Humanities Partnership. 12 February 2018. Senate House, University of London, United Kingdom. (A report of the event can be found here)

‘Imagination is Free: Imagination is Free: A Glimpse of Hong Kong Gender/Sexual Landscape from the Fan Culture of Denise Ho (HOCC).’ Public talk delivered at Formosa Salon (倫敦講臺).18 November 2017. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom. [In Mandarin and English] (Page of the talk)

‘Neither Man Nor Woman?: The Neutral Gender/Sex Phenomenon in East Asian Chinese Societies.’ Presentation delivered at NLCS TEDx Conference ‘Minorities within the LGBT+ Community’. 15 March 2016. The North London Collegiate School, Edgware, United Kingdom.

‘Girl Next Door and Shero: Postfeminist Media Sensibility in Taiwanese Popular Culture.’ Paper presented at Girlhood in East Asian Cinema Workshop, 9 December 2015, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

‘Re­doing Gender, Practices of Zhongxing: Representation and Self-representation of Neutral Sex and/or Gender in Urban China and Hong Kong.’ Paper presented at Representations and Self-representations of Queer(s) in East Asia Conference, 20 March 2015, The University of Vienna, Austria.


Panel/Roundtable Organised

Co-organiser ‘The Future of Hong Kong: Conceptualising, Research, and Teaching at the Time of Uncertainties.’ The 12th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12), organised by Kyoto Seika University (SEIKA) and IIAS, Leiden University. 24–27 August. Kyoto, Japan.

Co-organiser, ‘Rethinking “Queer”: Androgynous Bodies in East Asia’ (double panel), Association for Cultural Studies ‘Crossroads in Cultural Studies’. 12–18 August 2018. Shanghai University, China.

Organiser, ‘Queering Methodological and Disciplinary Boundaries’, Queer Asia. 27–28 June 2018. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom


Selected Conference Paper

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2021 ‘Transmedia Storytelling of ‘Lost’ Homes: Memory, Identity, and Belonging of Hong Kong Transmigrants.’ Paper to be presented at ICAS 12, International Institute for Asian Studies, 24–27 August. Kyoto, Japan.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin and Sham, Desmond Hok-Man. 2021. ‘On Not Speaking Cantonese: The Glory Café Incident (2020) and Postcolonial Identity Politics in Hong Kong.’ Paper presented at Society for Hong Kong Studies Annual Meeting, 25–26 June. Virtual Conference.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin and Lee, Po-Han. 2021. ‘Not just a metaphor: Taiwan’s “war” and Hong Kong’s “revolution” against COVID-19 and beyond’ Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference. 13–15 April. Virtual Conference.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2020. ‘Transmedia Storytelling of ‘Lost’ Homes: Memory, Identity, and Belonging of Hong Kong Transmigrants.’ Paper to be presented at The 13rd Association for Cultural Studies ‘Crossroads in Cultural Studies’ Conference, 28-31 July. Lisbon, Portugal. [Conference postponed due to COVID-19]

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2019. ‘Mediating Cultural Memory and Crime: The ‘Second Lives’ of Kowloon Walled City.’ Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA). 9 January. The University of Stirling, United Kingdom.

Fraser, Alistair and Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2018. ‘The Second Life of Kowloon Walled City: Crime, Media and Cultural Memory.’ Talk delivered at Hong Kong Studies Annual Conference (2017/2018). 13–14 December. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2018. ‘Querying Gender: Heterosexual Chinese Women’s Everyday Practice of Zhongxing/Androgyny’. Paper presented at The 12th Association for Cultural Studies ‘Crossroads in Cultural Studies’ conference. 12 – 18 August. Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. [Panel Details]

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2018. ‘Making Sense of Ambiguity: Queering Qualitative Interviews and the Reflexivity of Discomfort.’ Paper presented at Queer Asia Conference. 27–28 June. School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2018. ‘Weapons of the ordinary: Chinese women’s everyday practice of “neutral gender”.’ Paper presented at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2018 Identity, Community and Social Solidarity. 10 – 12 April, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2016. ‘Crafting Celebrity Authenticity: Androgynous Stars and Fan Labour in Transnational Chinese Popular Culture.’ Paper presented at the 3rd International Celebrity Studies Journal Conference: Authenticating Celebrity. 28-30 June, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2016. ‘Queering Gender: The Zhongxing (Neutral Gender/Sex) Phenomenon in Hong Kong and Urban China.’ Paper presented at Queer Asia Conference. 10-11 June, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2016. ‘Betwixt and Between: Global Cultural Flows and the “Neutral Gender/Sex” Phenomenon in East Asian Chinese Societies.’ Paper presented at ‘BSA Postgraduate Forum: Moving Beyond the Binaries of Sex and Gender: Non-Binary Identities, Bodies, and Discourses’. 22 March, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom. *

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2016. ‘Contesting Non-Western Girlhood: Postfeminist Sensibility in Taiwanese Popular Culture.’ Paper presented at ‘Let’s Hear It For The Girls’: Girlhood, Media and Popular Culture, 1990-present’. 12 March, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2016. ‘Beyond Androgyny? The Representation and Self-Understanding of Zhongxing in Transnational Chinese Societies.’ Paper presented at the East Asian Popular Culture Conference. 29 January, University of York, York, United Kingdom. *

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2015. ‘Entangling Queer and Normal: Fan Culture of Out Lesbian Singer Denise Ho (HOCC) in Hong Kong.’ Paper presented at The 3rd Annual Conference of Fan Studies Network. 27 June, The University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. *

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2015. ‘Festivalisation of Protest: A Study of Protest Art of Social Movements in Post-colonial Hong Kong.’ Paper presented at the LSE Media and Communications PhD Symposium. 19 June, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2015. ‘Contested and Ambiguous: Reflections on the Inter-disciplinary Exploration of Gender/Sex in non-Western Contexts.’ Paper presented at Researching Sex and Sexualities Conference. 8 May, The University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Li, Eva Cheuk-Yin. 2013. ‘Queer Bodies, ‘Normal’ Desires?: Zhongxing Stardom in Chinese Popular Culture.’ Paper presented at Bodies on Screen Conference. 17 May, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom.


Chair and Discussant

Artist Talk ‘Loving My Body and Letting You’ by Hayden Royalty, Korean-American Genderqueer Youtuber. Queer Asia Conference, 27–28 June. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom.

Panel ‘Desire, Decolonisation and Decriminalisation, Panel ‘Reclaiming Publics’, Queer Asia. 17 June 2017. SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom

Discussant, Methodology Panel, Symposium on Beyond the East West Divide: Gender, Intimacy and Modernity. 25 May 2012, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


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