FCC club lunch with Paul O’CONNOR
Speaker: Dr. Paul O’CONNOR
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Topic: The Status of Muslims in the Minority Politics of Contemporary Hong Kong
Who are Hong Kong’s Muslims, to which communities do they belong, what is their history, and what are their common experiences in present day Hong Kong? This talk looks at these questions and contrasts the topic of Muslims in the territory with current affairs issues of minorities, racism, and education.
Dr Paul O’CONNOR is author of “Islam in Hong Kong: Muslims and Everyday Life in China’s World City”. He is an interdisciplinary scholar who has focused on Muslims as political minorities in the UK and Hong Kong, cultural hybridity, and youth studies. He currently lectures in Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.