HKUST Library iTalk - The "Population Problem" in Pacific Asia

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Online via Zoom

Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten (SOSC, HKUST) will discuss his recent book, The Population Problem in Pacific Asia,  one of first to look in-depth at the issue of low fertility in Pacific Asia.

A lively speaker, he will use qualitative and quantitative data and examples from newspapers and other media as he addresses such questions as , “Why does the “two-child ideal” turn into a “one-child intention?” and whether the two-child policy is China’s “silver bullet”.

Date: September 24 (Thursday), 2020
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Enquiry: Ms. Victoria Caplan (



  • Registrants will get the link by email 5pm the day before the iTalk.
  • This event will be recorded using video and photography.
  • HLTH 1010 – HKUST students may attain 1.5 hours credit for the Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the seminar


4:00pm - 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
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Speakers / Performers:
Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten

Professor Stuart Gietel-Basten is the Director of the university’s Center for Aging Science; and is Associate Dean (Research) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

His research covers the interplay between changing population dynamics and public and social policy. He is is especially interested in the fertility transition; conceptual approaches to ageing; and population policy. He is the co-ordinator of the GGS-Asia project, which seeks to run the Generations and Gender Survey in Asian settings – including Hong Kong.

He received his education at the University of Cambridge, with a PhD in historical demography. Before coming to HKUST, he was an Associate Professor of Social Policy at the University of Oxford. He has also been an adviser in Population and Development at the UK Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and a Research Scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria.

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