PANG Laikwan 彭丽君 received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and she has taught at CUHK since 2002. She is now Professor of Cultural Studies and Head of the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies. Her research spans a broad spectrum of issues related to culture in Modern and Contemporary China and Hong Kong. But her central philosophical project is the exploration of the dynamics between “many” and “one,” manifested in the intersections between culture and politics, copies and models, plurality and unity, as well as democracy and sovereignty. She is the author of a few books, and her scholarship has been recognized internationally. Her books received CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title and Chiang King-Kuo Foundation Publication Award. She herself also received the Discovery International Award offered by Australia Research Council, Research Excellence Award as well as Young Research Award by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been appointed by Hong Kong’s Research Grant Council and University Grants Committee as panel members for the General Research Fund and Research Assessment Exercise.