The Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures (CSGC), set up in 1999 under the joint directorship of Prof. Ackbar Abbas and Prof. Benjamin Lee, is an interdisciplinary center based in the Department of Comparative Literature. The focus of its work is on issues of culture and globalization with special reference to Asia, China and Hong Kong. Major research themes include: the cultures of capitalism; global flows of culture, media and technology; cities and globalization; new communities, publics, and identities; and postcolonialism and neo-liberalism. It is now under the directorship of Professor Gina Marchetti. Its activities are structured around a series of lectures, workshops and seminars with distinguished international scholars on short- or medium term visits working in collaboration with our own faculty members. In the 2017-18 and 2019-20 academic years, we have been honored to host Professor Dina Iordanova from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.