Global Social Sciences: Hong Kong Initiative - Conference on Transdisciplinary Approaches to Global Social Sciences


The Faculty of Social Sciences hosted the conference on 11-12 December 2014. It was a big success as it attracted about 100 participants from ten countries and regions around the world. Since 2010, the “Global Social Sciences: Hong Kong Initiative” project has attracted delegates to Hong Kong to address a range of global social issues, including education, urbanisation, health, poverty, governance, and so forth, through a coordinated series of international conferences. The culminating conference explored the nature, dimensions, and methods of transdisciplinary social sciences.

Six renowned scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, Germany, UK, and New Zealand were invited to deliver keynote speeches. The conference also attracted paper presentations from academics, researchers, and practitioners in the social sciences from around the world who shared their professional expertise, research findings, and work experience with participants on the issues. The work and legacy of Max Weber was one key theme.

Click here for the conference proceeding.