Research Projects

Social Science, Epidemiology and Public Health

Principal Investigator
Project Description

AIDS, SARS, avian flu and other epidemics have specific regional sources due to particular modes of urbanization, migration and cultural interaction. In South China and Hong Kong, the concentration of migrant laborers and the volatility of global markets in goods and labor have created unforeseen vulnerabilities in public health.

In the wake of the SARS outbreak, the Institute co-sponsored an international conference on the epidemic at Yale University on September 23, 2003. Selected scholars regrouped in July 2004 to present papers at a workshop held at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. An edited volume entitled SARS: Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities (Routledge, 2007) was published as a deliverable.