Reflections from a "Storey-Teller"
Professor David Lung has been educating professionals and the public about the cultural value of built heritage and has helped three places to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status. "The value of education is in knowledge exchange", he says.
A Culturally-Sensitive Tool to Assess Asia’s Young Children
Children tend to be precocious in the skills that are valued in their culture.
A Boost for Workers’ Rights
Professor Pun Ngai’s research not only has brought attention to the widespread use of vocational school students as a new form of labour use in Apple’s supply chain in Mainland China, but has also influenced campaigns launched by local and international NGOs that seek to improve working conditions for those student interns.
A Balance to the Backlash
AsiaGlobal Online, launched in January, 2018 by the Asia Global Institute, aims to offer much-needed policy-relevant insights on global issues from Asian perspectives.
Conservation Forensics Helping to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative criminal trade in the world and is estimated to generate up to US$20 billion in illicit revenue a year. Millions of animals and plants are traded every year threatening the survival of many endangered species. With more species on the brink of extinction, illegal profits surging and with no sign that the trade is slowing down, HKU School of Biological Sciences has adopted conservation forensics to provide authorities investigating illegal wildlife trafficking with accurate scientific data to use against traffickers.
Disasters of the Past as Powerful Lessons for Today
I thought to myself, there is a real need for contemporary policy-makers to engage with what has happened before.
Speaking Up for Women and Ethnic Minorities
People talk about gender-based discrimination or violence, or racial discrimination, but what my work highlights is that people are more than just a single identity holder. I want to raise awareness that we inhabit multiple identities and when you locate and recognise the multifaceted identities all together in one person, that creates distinct vulnerability and disadvantage, which needs to be understood.