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Dr. CHONG Pak Lei, Gladys | 莊白莉博士

Assistant Professor

Office: 12/F Shek Mun Campus

Tel: 3411 3273

Email: gladyschong@hkbu.edu.hk

Dr. Gladys Pak Lei Chong received her Ph.D in Media and Cultural studies and MA (cum laude) in Migration and Ethnic studies from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has taught at the International School of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS), University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College (AUC) before joining this department. Her research interests lie in power relations, process of subjectification, governmentality, cultural governance, youth studies, everyday life, globalization, nationalism, mobility, gender and the politics of identity. Some of her publications include “Driving the City: Taxi Drivers and the Tactics of Everyday Life in Beijing,” “Chinese Bodies That Matter: The Search for Masculinity and Femininity,” “Volunteers as the ‘New’ Model Citizens: Governing Citizens through Soft Power,” “Power to the People? Security, the State, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” “The Beijing Olympics and the Art of Nation-State Maintenance.” 

Teaching Areas: The Classical Heritage, Horror Film and Fiction, Fairytales and Our Society, Detective Fiction and the Modern World, Manga and Anime: Japanese Popular Culture in Hong Kong.

2007 – 2012, PhD Candidate, “Celebrations and Contestations of Chineseness: The Beijing 2008 Olympics and 21st Century Imaginations of Place, Culture and Identity.” Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), The Netherlands.
International (refereed) Journal Articles 

Chong, Gladys P. L. (forthcoming, 2014) “Driving the City: Taxi Drivers and the Tactics of Everyday Life in Beijing.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs

Chong, Gladys P. L. 2013. “Chinese Bodies That Matter: The Search for Masculinity and Femininity.” International Journal of the History of Sport 30 (3): 242–66.

Chong, Gladys P. L. 2011. “Volunteers as the ‘New’ Model Citizens: Governing Citizens through Soft Power.” China Information 25 (1): 33–59. 

de Kloet, Jeroen, Gladys P. L. Chong, and Wei Liu. 2008. “The Beijing Olympics and the Art of Nation-State Maintenance.” Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 2: 5–35.

Book Chapters

Chong, Gladys P. L., Jeroen de Kloet, and Guohua Zeng. (forthcoming 2014). “Power to the People? Security, the State, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.” In Securing the Olympics, edited by Vida Bajc. London: Palgrave/Macmillan.

Chong, Gladys P. L. 2013. “Claiming the Past, Presenting the Present, Selling the Future: Imagining a New Beijing, Great Olympics.” In Spectacle and the City — Chinese Urbanities in Art and Popular Culture, edited by Jeroen de Kloet and Lena Scheen, 135–55. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 

de Kloet, Jeroen, Gladys P. L. Chong, and Stefan Landsberger 2011. “National Image Management at Home: Imagining the New Olympic Citizen.” In Soft Power in China: Public Diplomacy through Communication, edited by Jian Wang, 117–33. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

de Kloet, Jeroen, and Gladys P. L. Chong. 2011. “De Meeste Dromen zijn Bedrog? De Olympische Spelen en de Mondiale Beeldvorming.” In Paradoxaal China, edited by Peter Ho, 77–93. Almere: Parthenon.  

National (refereed) journals

Chong, Gladys P. L. 2008. “China op het Olympische Erepodium.” Agora, jaargang 24 nr. 2: 17–21.

Book Reviews

Chong, Gladys P. L. (forthcoming, 2014). Yi Zheng, “Contemporary Chinese Print Media: Cultivating Middle-Class Taste.” In China Information. 

Others

Chong, Gladys P. L., and Jeroen de Kloet. 2008. “Olympische Spelen.” China Nu jaargang 33, voorjaar: 12–23.

2013. Post-doc Fellowship by International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS - Project Global Asia), Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands (12000 Euro).

2011. The Lisbon Consortium and Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, the Lisbon Consortium in Lisbon, Portugal 2011 (700 euro)

2009. The European Summer School in Cultural Studies in Copenhagen, Denmark, Full Funding by the European Union (800 euro) 

2009. The Postgraduate Research Summer School in Oslo, Norway, Full Funding by the European Union (1000 euro)