Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures
The University of Hong Kong
The Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, set up in 1999 under the joint directorship of Ackbar Abbas and Benjamin Lee, is an interdisciplinary center based in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong. Its activities are structured around a series of lectures, workshops, and seminars, with distinguished international scholars on short- or medium-term visits working in collaboration with our own faculty members. The focus of the center’s work is on issues of culture and globalization, with special reference to Asia, China, and Hong Kong. Major research themes include: the cultures of capitalism; global flows of culture, media, and technology; cities and globalization; new communities, publics, and identities; and postcolonialism and neo-liberalism.