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I received training in anthropology in Hong Kong and U.K. with focus on Chinese culture and society. I am interested in: (1) the development of Chinese lineages and the value of agnatic kinship in rural Hong Kong under British colonial rule; (2) Mazu (Goddess of Heaven) pilgrimage, tourism and identity politics in the context and framework of Taiwan-Macau-China triadic religious connections and exchanges; and (3) Chinese customary mortgage practices in Hong Kong and Taiwan under colonial administration.

Research Interests

Chinese family and kinship; Anthropology of welfare; Property management and transfer practice; Tourism

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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