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Ho, Sik-ying Petula

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Petula Ho

Petula Ho Sik -ying

A scholar whose research work focuses on issues of gender and sexuality, Petula Sik Ying Ho teaches at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Social Work and Administration. She obtained her B.Soc.Sc.,. and M. Soc. Sc., Phil. from the University of Hong Kong, while she studied for her doctorate degree at the University of Essex. In recent years, Ho has expanded upon her academic work by branching into documentary filmmaking to explore the integration of arts and scholarship. Beginning in 2007, she has made several series of short films, based on interviews with individuals from various sectors of society. These include 22 Springs, The Invincible (2008-2009); Whatever Will Be, Will Be: Mothers Daughters of Hong Kong (2010-2011), , Hong Kong Calling Tokyo (2011-2013), and The “Kong-lo” Chronicles (2010-2014).

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Feature Films:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director   Hong Kong calling Tokyo: 2011-2013
The Fairy Spa – Physical and Spiritual Beauty 神仙水療:身心靈美容院
Cosmopolitan Japanese Women – educated in France, Australia, UK, US (Trailer) 日本的大都會女性:在法國、澳洲、英國、美國留學的她們
Art in the Blood – Opera singers & Jazz dancers 骨子裡的藝術:歌劇與爵士舞的她們
Japanese Women with Alternative Sexualities 另類性/別的她們
Three wishes of Rose (Trailer) 玫瑰三願
Director Cross Border Men 2010-2011
The prince and the pauper (Trailer) 山寨王子
Love and punish – A father-daughter dialogue (Trailer) 愛與罰: 父女心經
Director Whatever will be will be: Mother Daughters of Hong Kong: 2010-2011
Love and punish (Trailer) 愛與罰
I love Tin Shui Wai (Trailer) 我愛天水圍
New women (Trailer) 新女性
Twins Café (Trailer) 雙生茶檔
The making of an iron man (Trailer) 鐵人前傳
The cancer alliance (Trailer) 癌之聯盟
An athlete and her mother (Trailer) 欖球媽媽
A family Sonata Part 2 家之奏鳴曲
Transpacific Mother Part 2 太空媽打
Love endures all things Part 2 愛是恆久忍耐
Jolene and Mrs. Mok – abMother Part 2 愛媽媽悲媽媽
Miss Chung and Mrs. Chung – abMother Part 2 愛媽媽悲媽媽
Director 22 Springs : The Invincible(4 DVDs with 30 short films): 香港廿二春:師奶列傳 2007
Prologue (Trailer) N/A
Marriage as a package tour (Trailer) 我跟團 我唔跟團
Ugly Betty (Trailer) 闖世界
Betty in Paris Betty (Trailer) 闖巴黎之時裝治單思
Betty in Italy Betty (Trailer) 闖米蘭之全院滿座
The comfort of strangers (Trailer) 陌路同情
Conference as feminist ethnography 點止開會咁簡單
Good morning, class! (Trailer) 老師早晨
Gateway 57 因緣57
Love endures all things (Trailer) 愛是恆久忍耐
Daughters Work, Sons Study (Trailer) 同一生產線上
Giving is better than receiving (Trailer) 施比受更為有福
I do not need 3 wishes (Trailer) 玫瑰不要三願
Has your heart been touched? (Trailer) 心動
What do I know of those? (Trailer) 教我如何面對它?
Trigger finger (Trailer) 彈弓手
Of women, dogs and ai (love) (Trailer) 師奶俠侶
Ending on a happy note (Trailer) 幸福休止符
Waiting to die (Trailer) 生難死不難
Hello Mimi (Trailer) N/A
Forever sexy, forever slim (Trailer) 索靚瘦
A happy couple who will not get married (Trailer) 而家幾好
abMother (Trailer) 愛媽媽悲媽媽
My daughter is an artist (Trailer) 原來我女兒是梵古
My son, not my son (Trailer) 那人那女那狗
Love in a dream (Trailer) 愛夢呢喃
Transpacific Mother (Trailer) 太空媽打
A family sonata (Trailer) 家之奏鳴曲
Virgin Mary (Trailer) 萬福瑪利亞
24 (Trailer) 24

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Others:

English:
Aura – Petula Ho Sik Ying: “I Choose to Live a Life at The Margin”
SCMP – Tackling the taboos of sex and desire in Hong Kong
SCMP – When signing petitions is no longer enough

Chinese:
Daisy’s Digital Anthology – 「為review自己前半生,你可以去到幾盡?」讀《我係何式凝,今年五十五歲》

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Personal website: http://sikyingho.socialwork.hku.hk/

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  1. Ho, Petula. “Eternal Mothers or Flexible Housewives? Middle-Aged Chinese Married Women in Hong Kong.” Sex Roles 57.3 (2007): 249-65. Print.
  2. Ho, Petula Sik Ying. Sex and Desire in Hong Kong. Ed. Tsang, Adolf Ka Tat. Hong Kong: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2012. Print.
  3. Jackson, Stevi, Petula Sik Ying Ho, and Jin Nye Na. “Reshaping Tradition? Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Tradition and Modernity in Hong Kong and British Families.” Sociological Review 61.4 (2013): 667-87. Print.
  4. Ying Ho, Petula Sik. “Not So Great Expectations: Sex and Housewives in Hong Kong.” Journal of Sex Research 45.4 (2008): 338-49. Print.