Lingnan University co-organises international conference “Protecting the Weak – Concepts and East Asian Evidence”
07 Oct 2016
The Faculty of Social Sciences, the China Economic Research Programme and the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre of Lingnan University jointly organised the two-day international conference “Protecting the Weak – Concepts and East Asian Evidence” with the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies of Goethe University in Germany from 7 to 8 October.
Processes of protecting weak groups or interests have become an important aspect of East Asia political, economic, social and cultural life. The conference, held at the campus of Lingnan University, explored a wide range of issues and policies that are related to the status of the "weak" and how their protection is institutionalised. A total of eight thematic sessions were held for the two-day conference, namely The Role of Ideas in ‘Protecting the Weak’, ‘Gender and Sexuality in Discourses of ‘Protection’, ‘The Role of Classifications’, ‘Processes of Institutional Changes’, ‘Labour Markets and Social Policy’, ‘Education in Protecting the Weak or Intensifying Social Inequality’, ‘Competition Policy’ and ‘Income Inequality’.
Scholars from Lingnan, other local institutions and various world regions gathered in the conference to share their research findings and promote international cooperation on their common research interests.