TANG Tse Shang Denise, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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  • Digital Intimacy in China

    CHUNG, M. Y. & TANG, D. T-S., 22 Dec 2023, Routledge Handbook of Sexuality, Gender, Health and Rights: Second Edition. AGGLETON, P., COVER, R., LOGIE, C. H., NEWMAN, C. E. & PARKER, R. (eds.). 2nd ed. Routledge, p. 174-182 9 p.

    Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterResearchpeer-review

  • The T Needle

    TANG, D. T. S., Feb 2023, Proof of Stake: Technological Claims. BEYES, T., HOLT, R., STEINBRÜGGE, B. & DENNY, S. (eds.). Mailand: Mousse Publishing, p. 190-192

    Research output: Book Chapters | Papers in Conference ProceedingsBook ChapterLiterary Workspeer-review

  • Tracing Dystopian Insta-Emotions Among Hong Kong Trans Men

    TANG, D. T-S., 2023, In: International Journal of Communication. 17, p. 2535-2553 19 p.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

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