China Seminar

Alvin Y. So

Alvin Y. So

13 February 1997

Hong Kong Beyond 1997: Future Possibilities in Historical Perspective

Will Hong Kong have a bright future after 1997? Please come for a talk by Alvin Y. So, who will depart from much of the current fixation of the mid-year reversion of Hong Kong to China. His talk argues that we have to take a longer view to trace the development of Hong Kong since 1984 (the signing of the Joint Declaration for reversion of sovereignty to China) in order to understand the 1997 issue.

8 December 1994

Hong Kong: The New Middle Class, 1997, Democratization

Dr. Alvin Y. So, professor of sociology at the University of Hawaii, returns to the China Seminar to provide another update on Hong Kong as the reversion date to China is now within a thousand days. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. So received his Ph.D. from U.C.L.A. in 1982 and joined the University of Hawaii in 1984. Winning the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. So received his full professorship in Sociology in 1993.

8 April 1993

Hong Kong: An Update

Since 1983, when the first talks between China and Britain took place to determine the status of Hong Kong in and after 1997, the China Seminar has been having periodic talks on Hong Kong. Now with only less than five years to go, and Governor Patten’s appointment last year as most likely the “last governor” of Hong Kong and his recent attempts to introduce a measure of democratic representation of people of an island living on “borrowed time,” an update is once again timely.

11 April 1991

Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China: Political Rivals or Business Partners?

Dr. Alvin So, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Hawai‘i, was born and raised in Hong Kong. After finishing a Ph.D. at U.C.L.A. in 1982, he taught for a year at the University of Hong Kong before joining the University of Hawai‘i in 1984, Dr. So is one of two principal humanities scholars preparing for a Hawaii Committee for Humanities/ Center for Chinese Studies sponsored conference on “Cultural Changes in Hong Kong and South China: Social, Political and Economic Integration Toward 1997” to be held in October, 1991.

1 May 1986

China's Special Economic Zones: Summing Up the First Five-Year Experience

Dr. Alvin So, Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at U.H.