2023 Summer Conference

Sat 22 – Sun 23  July 2023


Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong, Taipo, Hong Kong

Conference Theme: Hegemonism and Education for Sustainability


Hegemonism is a multifaceted and complex movement and process, which threatens the global sustainability. Originally described as geopolitical power dynamics after an upper hand vis-à-vis other countries, the problem of hēgemonia (Gk) has been debated upon from multiple perspectives and contexts including minority groups, conflict of epistemologies, cultural studies and developmental theories.  Hegemonism affects entire regions, societies and their institutions. Education itself has been regarded as a crucible and an apparatus of and for hegemonism (e.g., Althusser, 2006), where both neoliberal and authoritarian forces wrangle over resources, power and ideologies. The ongoing global environmental and health crises further challenge the situation of social, economic and environmental sustainability problems of our Planet. The 2023 CESHK Conference invites conferrers to reflect upon the problématique of hegemonism and education for sustainability.

Submissions are invited on the following four main sub-themes:

1) Education policies and hegemonic interplay

2) Empowerment of minorities and sustainable education

3) Economic hegemonism and education for sustainability

4) Pedagogy and curriculum for sustainable education


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Dr. Marcelo Parreira do Amaral, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Challenging the Geopolitics of Knowledge: Education beyond mere survival

Dr. Jing Liu, Tohoku University

Building Higher Education for Sustainability as a Counter-Hegemonic Strategy?



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