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TANG Tse Shang Denise, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

  • 68 Scopus Citations
  • 5 Scopus h-Index
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Denise Tse-Shang Tang is an interdisciplinary ethnographer who began her career by studying the relationship between lesbian sexualities and social spaces in Chinese societies. She is the author of Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life (Hong Kong University Press, 2011). She co-edited (with Alistair Fraser and Maggy Lee) “Crime, Media, Culture: Asia-style,” special issue of Crime, Media, Culture, and is one of the editors (with Stevi Jackson and Olivia Khoo) for the Palgrave MacMillan book series Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia. Tang is a recipient of international and local grants for research in the following topics: Marriage equality in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan (Sumitomo Foundation, 2016-17), Ageing and lesbian bodies in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan (General Research Fund, 2016-19), Migration of Hongkongers to Taiwan (Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2016-18). Prior to entering academia, Tang has worked as program manager and advocate for communities including LGBTQI Asian & Pacific Islander youth, survivors of sexual violence, First Nations women, HIV-affected communities and youth in juvie. Tang was also the film festival director with the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and a guest curator at Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan.

Research interests

Gender and sexualities, queer theory, Transnational and Inter-Asia cultural studies, Media studies, Migration studies

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Hong Kong Social Sciences
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politics Social Sciences
dialogue Social Sciences
sexual morality Social Sciences

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 1998 2019


POON, M. K-L., KU, B. H-B. & TANG, T. S. D., Dec 2019, In : China Journal of Social Work. 12, 2, p. 97-99 3 p.

Research output: Journal PublicationsEditorial/Preface (Journal)

Open Access
Social Work
social work

Legal recognition of same-sex partnerships: A comparative study of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan

TANG, T-S. D., KHOR, D. & CHEN, Y., 21 Jun 2019, In : The Sociological Review. 68, 1, p. 192-208 003802611985822.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Hong Kong

Regulating sexual morality : the stigmatisation of LGB youth in Hong Kong

YAN, A. K. C. & TANG, D. T-S., 22 Oct 2018, Youth, sexuality and sexual citizenship. AGGLETON, P., COVER, R., LEAHY, D., MARSHALL, D. & RASMUSSEN, M. L. (eds.). Oxon: Taylor and Francis, p. 86-99 14 p. (Sexuality, Culture and Health).

Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook Chapter

sexual morality
Hong Kong
sex education
education curriculum

Press / Media


Tse Shang Denise TANG


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Commentaries

How #MeToo changed China, one year on

Tse Shang Denise TANG


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research / Knowledge Transfer