Research Profile

While I was an undergraduate in the CUHK, I had been concomitantly working part-time for the Anthropology department in documenting the archaeological findings in Hong Kong (a team-based research project led by Prof. Tracey Lu; from 2004 to 2006) and doing literature search for a study of Hongkonger’s identity in the post-colonial era (an ethnographic research conducted by Prof. Gordon Mathews, from 2003 to 2004). During my M.Phil. study, I carried out longitudinal fieldwork for an in-depth study of the Sikhs in Hong Kong and India. From August to December 2008, I was research assistant to Prof. Maria Tam of the Anthropology department, CUHK, in an ethnographic study of the Nepalese community in Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2009, I worked as research assistant at the School of Public Health of CUHK. My main responsibility was to conduct fieldwork in epidemiological research and author/co-author reports and journal papers for publications. From 2005 to 2009, I was co-editor of The Hong Kong Anthropologist, an online anthropological journal published annually, at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ant/hkas/. In the University of Oxford, I am affiliated with The Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) as research student. During my one-year long fieldwork in Shaoxing, PR China, I am visiting student researchers in Social Studies Centre, Zhejiang University at Hangzhou and School of Economic and Management Studies, Shaoxing University at Shaoxing.
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Sikh adolescents in the Hong Kong Sikh Temple (April 2009)

Publications
卓嘉健。2011。「從移民企業家到跨國商人:紹興印度人的人類學研究」(From Migrant Entrepreneurs to Transnational Merchants: An Anthropological Study of the Indians in Shaoxing)。《紹興文理學院學報》(Journal of Shaoxing University)。 31(5): 113-115 。

卓嘉健。2011。「印度中菜統戰記-印式中餐的食物政治」(A Story of Ideological War in Indian Chinese Food: Its Food Politics)。《明報》 世紀版 (Mingpao Century Page) D06版, 8月26 日。

卓嘉健。2010。「風眼中,小小的中大新亞學系」(A Small New Asia College Department in the Eye of Cyclone)。《明報》 世紀版 (Mingpao Century Page) D06版, 5月10 日

Kim, Jean H., C.H. Lau, Ka Kin Cheuk, Pauline Kan, Heidi L.C. Hui, and Sian M. Griffiths. 2010. "Brief Report: Predictors of Heavy Internet Use and Associations with Health Promoting and Health Risk Behaviors among Hong Kong University Students." Journal of Adolescence 33: 215-220.

Kim, Jean H., Joseph T.F. Lau, Ka Kin Cheuk. 2009. "Sexlessness among Married Chinese Adults in Hong Kong: Prevalence and Associated Factors." Journal of Sexual Medicine 6(11): 2997-3007.

Kim, Jean H., Karli Chan, Julie Chow, K.P. Fung, Ben Y.F. Fong, Ka Kin Cheuk, and Sian M. Griffiths. 2009. "University Binge Drinking Patterns and Changes in Patterns of Alcohol Consumption among Chinese Undergraduates in a Hong Kong University.'' Journal of American College Health 58(3): 255 - 265.

Cheuk, Ka Kin. 2008. "Migration, Settlement, and Remigration: A Study of the Sikhs in Hong Kong.'' East Asia Forum - Mediation and Critique: Perspective on East Asia 11: 47 - 81. [Available upon request]

Unpublished Thesis
Cheuk, Ka Kin. 2008. Transnational Connections, Local Life, and Identity: A Study of the Sikhs in Hong Kong. M.Phil. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. [Available upon request]

Conference Papers Presented
"Aspiring Like Indian Traders in China: Depoliticizing Agents in the China Textile City.'' Summer Institute: Urban Aspiration in Shanghai. Organized by Shanghai University and The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. At Shanghai University, 25 August 2011.

''Indian Mercantile Diaspora in Britain and China: Old and New Class of Migrant En- trepreneurship." The International Interdisciplinary Colloquium: New migrants from the BRIC Countries, Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms at The London School of Economics and Political Science, 6 August 2010.

"Making 'a Textile Silicon Valley' in China: Indian Entrepreneurs in Shaoxing." Public Policy in East Asia: Second Bristol Postgraduate Network for East Asian Studies Conference 2010 at the Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol, 7 July 2010.

"Sikh Migrants in Hong Kong: Individual Identity and Imposed Reality." Migration, Identity, and Translocal Practices: The Sikhs in Europe Network Conference. Lund University, 18 June 2010.

''Ethnic Economy in Formation? Indian Neighborhood in Shaoxing, China.'' Departmental Seminar, Division of International Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. 19 April 2010.

"Ethnic Enclave in Flux: An Anthropological Study of the Indian Merchants in Shaoxing, China." The Social Science Graduate Research in Progress Seminars (GRIPS) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 19 February 2010.

"Ethnic Enclave in Flux: An Anthropological Study of the Indian Merchants in Shaoxing, China." D.Phil Day Workshop at The Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, 9 February 2010.

"Cross-Cultural Networks and Business Management: A Study of the Indian Merchants Crossing Hong Kong-China Border." Society for East Asian Anthropology (SEAA) and Taiwan Society for Anthropology and Ethnology Conference at Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 3 July 2009.

"Sikhs in Hong Kong.'' Public lecture, The Hong Kong Anthropological Society and The Hong Kong Museum of History, 17 April 2008.

"Migration, Settlement, and Remigration: A Study of the Sikhs in Hong Kong.'' Eighth Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Toronto, Canada, 15 March 2008.

"Transnational Connections, Local Life, and Identity: A Study of the Sikhs in Hong Kong.'' Friday Seminar, Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 29 February 2008.

"Migration and the Making of an Ethnicity Exclusive to the Host Society: A Case of the Sikhs in Hong Kong.'' 2008 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., 10 - 14 January 2008.

"Reorganizing the Joint Family Network in the City: A Case Study of a Hong Kong Sikh Family's Return Visit to India.'' Tourism and Indigenous Peoples/Minorities in Multicultural Societies in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, P.R. China (co-organized by Department of Tourism, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan University, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong), 22 - 23 December 2007.

"Religion and Ethnicity: A Study of Sikh Community in Hong Kong.'' 2nd Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong and Center of Asian Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 26 January 2007.


 

 

 

 

 

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