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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Ms Isabella Ng

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Ms Isabella Ng
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Thesis title:
Is there still a Gender Divide? A study of the indigenous women in Hong Kong since the legitimization of female land inheritance during the post-colonial era
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PhD Research

The study explores the situation of women in the indigenous villages in Hong Kong during the post-colonial era; how the legitimization of women’s inheritance rights has an effect on the class structure of the indigenous village; and whether the villages have changed dramatically since the ruling. The research focuses on the socio-economic and political structures of the present indigenous villages and seeks to explain the phenomenon at present. I employ a series of qualitative research techniques ranging from interviews, case studies and participant observations to archival research. Through reference to the 24-month period of fieldwork undertaken in the study of gender relations in two rural villages in Hong Kong (from 2008-10), my work contributes to future research on women’s status in ethnic minority groups and how one could transform the status of the women while retaining a distinct culture.

PhD Publications

  • Fung, Timothy, Brossard Dominique and Ng Isabella "There Is Water Everywhere: How News Framing
    Amplifies the Effect of Ecological Worldviews on Preference for Flooding Protection Policy” in Mass
    Communication and Society. (Forthcoming)

PhD Conferences

  • Ng, Isabella (2011) Gender, [De]constructed! – the gender dynamics of two Hong Kong villages in the post-colonial era, Annual Joint Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) & International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), held on 31st March – 3rd April, Honolulu, Hawaii (Forthcoming).
  • Ng, Isabella (2010) To whom my voice belongs? – [Re]negotiating multiple identities as a female ethnographer in two Hong Kong rural villages, Contextualizing Geographical Approaches to Studying Gender in Asia, held on 3-5th March 2010, at the University of Delhi.
  • Fung, Timothy, Brossard Dominique and Ng Isabella (2009) There Is Water Everywhere: How News Framing Amplifies the Effect of Ecological Worldviews on Preference for Flooding Protection Policy, International Communication Association (ICA 2009), held on 29th May, 2009, Chicago, Illinois.