Gordon Mathews is a professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Anthropology, and has done extensive research into the African communities in Guangzhou and Chung King Mansion in Hong Kong. He will be speaking about the low end of globalism, specifically in relation to trade between China and Africa. He is the author of Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong (2011); Global Culture/Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarkets (2000); and What Makes Life Worth Living?: How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds (1996).
Hong Kong – ‘Low-End Globalization’ with Gordon Mathews, Chinese University of Hong Kong