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Gordon Mathews

Where are our public intellectuals?

It's not the most promising subject but Professor Gordon Mathews' op-ed piece on our deeply flawed assessment system for local academics has been among this paper's most widely read commentaries in recent months.

Tuesday, 30 April, 2013, 7:10am 3 comments

City's own 'global ghetto'

Think globalisation, and the first idea that springs to mind is unlikely to be fake mobile phones on sale in a 50-year-old Hong Kong building. Yet the day-to-day business of Chungking Mansions, where people from more than 120 countries mix and mingle, is the true stuff of modern world trade, an anthropologist argues.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Chungking Mansions - it's world trade

Think globalisation, and the first things that spring to mind are unlikely to be fake mobile phones on sale in a 50-year-old Hong Kong building.

Yet the day-to-day business of Chungking Mansions, where people from more than 120 countries mix and mingle, is the true stuff of modern world trade, an anthropologist argues.

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

A mini united nations

Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong by Gordon Mathews University of Chicago Press

Sitting among the imposing glass-and-steel edifices on Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui is a rather scrappy building that evokes radically different emotions, depending on who you ask.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Degrees of change

When American professor Gordon Mathews looks at some of his classes he sees a mixture of nationalities, with his students hailing from such diverse nations as the US, Japan, Britain, Italy, France, Norway and, most commonly, mainland China.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am