Tuesday, January 17, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
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Author Michael Ng (HKU) will be joined by discussant Kwai Ng (UCSD) to talk about his most recent book, Political Censorship in British Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression (1842–1997), in which he challenges the widely accepted narrative that freedom of expression in Hong Kong is a legacy of British rule of law.
Dr. Michael Ng is a legal historian focusing on the legal history of modern China and Hong Kong. Dr Ng authored Political Censorship in British Hong Kong: Freedom of Expression and the Law (1842–1997) (Cambridge University Press), Legal Transplantation in Early 20th Century China: Practicing Law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s) (Routledge), and co-edited Chinese Legal Reform and the Global Legal Order: Adoption and Adaptation (Cambridge University Press) and Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong: Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Routledge).
Dr. Ng’s works have appeared in leading journals such as Law and History Review, Law and Literature, Business History, International Journal of Asian Studies, among others. He has been appointed as visiting fellow of the University of Cambridge, visiting scholar of the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore, and visiting Associate Professor of National Taiwan University.
Dr. Kwai Ng is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. He received his B.S. in journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. His research interests include sociology of law, legal language, and social theory. He has conducted field research on the grassroots courts in China and the bilingual courtrooms in Hong Kong. He has recently completed a book manuscript on the Chinese courts.
For more details, please visit this site: https://www.globalhks-uc.org/book-talk
This event is organized and hosted by Global Hong Kong Studies at University of California.
Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center, UC Davis East Asian Studies, UCI Center for Asian Studies, UCSD International Institute, UCSD 21st Century China Center, Pomona College Asian Studies