Consul General Tong Honors 2018-19 Fulbright Program Grantees

Group photo of the 2018-2019 Fulbright Program awardees and representatives from U.S. Consulate General (State Dept.)
Group photo of the 2018-2019 Fulbright Program awardees and representatives from U.S. Consulate General

This year, eight doctoral candidates and two scholars from Hong Kong universities will receive Fulbright Program awards to support research in the United States from 2018–2019. During a reception at his residence on May 15, U.S. Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau Kurt Tong honored the outgoing 2018-2019 Fulbright Program grantees from Hong Kong.

In partnership with the Research Grants Council and through the generous support of Lee Hysan Foundation, the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Award Program annually supports two university scholars and eight PhD students to undertake research activities at American universities and research institutes for a duration of four to ten months.

In addition to sending ten participants from Hong Kong to the United States, the Fulbright Program brings students and scholars from the United States to universities in Hong Kong and Macau. Since the program’s inception in 1996, more than 100 students and scholars from Hong Kong, Macau, and the United States have participated in the exchange.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international education exchange program and is supported by the U.S. Department of State and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 participants from over 155 countries with the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbright exchanges between the United States and Hong Kong and Macau are formally administered by the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and by the State Department in Washington DC.

The U.S. Consulate partners with local NGO Hong Kong-America Center to implement the Fulbright Program. The May 15 event at the Consul General’s residence celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Hong Kong-America Center’s establishment and the Center’s contributions to friendship and exchanges between the people of Hong Kong and the United States of America.

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Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Awards

The U. S. Consulate Hong Kong & Macau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Fulbright- RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Awards. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Through the generous support of the Research Grants Council, Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Senior Research Scholar Awards will enable two scholars to conduct research in the United States in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Dr. Daisy Dic Sze Tam, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Tam received her Ph.D. in cultural studies from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include ethical food practices, food waste, food and urbanism, critical food studies, everyday life studies, migrant workers, ethnography, critical theory, cultural and media theory. She will continue her current research on food waste at the Urban Risk Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology to explore the potential of collective food rescue practice.

Dr. Yee Wan Koon, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD in Chinese and Japanese art and architecture from New York University. Her primary research concentrates on Ming and Qing paintings with a secondary interest in contemporary art. Her Fulbright research focuses on the material world of export paintings and how “Canton” was turned into a portable place and how global was perceived in the 18th century China.

Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Awards

The U. S. Consulate Hong Kong & Macau is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Fulbright- RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Awards. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Government’s flagship international educational exchange program. In partnership with the Research Grants Council, and with the generous support of Lee Hysan Foundation, the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award Program will enable eight PhD candidates to conduct research in the United States in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Ms. Chen, Shenglan is a PhD candidate in Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She will go to Harvard University for 8 months for a research on the relationship between judicial independence and economic growth.

Ms. Han, Sirui is a PhD candidate in Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She would go to Northwestern Univeristy for 10 months to research on legal research on empirical mergers and acquistions.

Ms. Lai, Yuen Shan is a PhD candidate in Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She plans to be based at the University of California Los Angeles for 6 months to research on how lives of women and the institution of the family in post-Mao China have been shaped by massive sociopotical and cultural changes of the country.

Ms. Liu, Huiying is a PhD candidate in Social Work at The University of Hong Kong. She plans to conduct research on identifying dynamic patterns of active life engagement in different contexts for older adults in the US and in China at the Washington University for 6 months.

Ms. Leung, Ka Man is a PhD candidate in urban studies at The University of Hong Kong. He will conduct her research on urban poverty and its relevancy of informal housing between HK and US at University of California Los Angeles for 6 months.

Mr. Ng, Shek Nam is a PhD candidate in nursing at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She will go to University of California San Francisco for 6 months to research on the experience of symptom clusters in local dialysis population.

Ms. Zhou, Xiao Yu is a PhD candidate in psychology at City University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses oncomparative study on factors that affect one’s habitual way of emotion regulation, investigating relationships among cultures,and she will based at Ball State University for 6 months.

Ms. Zhu, Qinfeng is a PhD candidate in media and communications at City University of Hong Kong. She will go to University of Michigan for 10 months to research on social media impact.