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The Problem of Moral Luck, Anthropologically Speaking
Speaker: Prof. Teresa Kuan

 

Date: 20 April 2018 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract: Why do people take personal blame for consequences for which they were not responsible? How do they come to see themselves as responsible for things they clearly could not have controlled? This talk explores answers to this question with reference to literature, cross-cultural research, and the work of the philosopher Bernard Williams. “Moral luck” and “agent-regret,” concepts developed by Williams, refer to human problems and experiences that may be universal. They relate to how blame and responsibility get distributed in the face of misfortune, and how, I will argue, the moral actor participates in the larger web of life that constitutes one’s history.

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Getting Ready for Change: Hong Kong Public Museums in Face of Cultural and Managerial Challenges
Speaker: Prof. Celine Lai

 

Date: 16 March 2018 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract: It has been more than a decade since we expected to see a new museum in the West Kowloon Cultural District. The wait is long, and it has been a rather alarming period for existing Hong Kong public museums in the face of excitement and increasing demands from the general public. In this project, which investigated the series of changes that local museum were adapted to (for example, in terms of interactive technologies and blockbuster exhibitions), I discovered that something of higher importance has been overlooked—our own permanent collection. Objects are the core business of a museum. Why was it neglected? And what were the impacts of taking focus off the permanent collection? These questions invite many thoughts that ought to be sorted out before plans are set to build better museums.

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Cognitive Tutoring for English as a Second Language: Connecting Applied Linguistics with Learning Sciences
Speaker: Prof. Helen Zhao

 

Date: 9 March 2018 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract: A recent trend in research of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is to incorporate established experimental methodology as well as new methods in learning sciences to produce demonstrable improvements in second language (L2) learning. This new method is referred to as eCALL (experimentalized CALL). This talk introduces two empirical experiments that examined the effectiveness of two versions of an eCALL tutor that provided training on English article usage for L2 learners in China. The Article Tutor was designed based on the Competition Model, a psycholinguistic model for language acquisition. The tutor incorporated a Bayesian knowledge tracing model to achieve individualized student tracking and adaptive learning. Data were analyzed through behavioral measurements and methods of educational data mining. The studies generated significant theoretical and pedagogical implications in second language learning.

 

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Prof. Pai Hsien-yung on The Beauty of Kunqu Opera.

 

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Prof. Pai Hsien-yung on Dream of the Red Chamber

 

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The End: How a Language Dies
Speaker: Prof. Don Kulick

 

Date: 15 Dec 2017 (Fri)

 

Time: 1:00 - 2:30pm

 

Venue: Swire Hall 1, Fung King Hey Building

 

Language: English

 

Prof Don Kulick is Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology at Uppsala University and head of the Engaging Vulnerability research program. His research and writing cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, including sociolinguistics, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, queer studies and human-animal communication.

 

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The Faculty offers the following two courses in 2017-18 to all undergraduate students:

 

  • 從傳統到現代:二十世紀中國文化經典導讀 (ARTS1002)
    From Tradition to Modernity: Selected Readings of 20th-Century Chinese Culture

    (Chinese version only)
    課程由冼為堅中國文化講座教授李歐梵教授主講,集中探討數位民國時期的中國著名知識份子和作家的代表作,包括梁啟超、章太炎、胡適、魯迅、豐子愷、弘一法師、徐志摩、聞一多、梁思成及傅雷,他們從中西各種文化傳統資源千絲萬縷的關係中找出自己的方向,同時也見證了處於傳統和現代各種力量之間的精神探索歷程。這裡的每位作者,都選擇從其所習得的西方知識和經驗中引伸出種種現代視野,進而打造一種新的價值重估模式,來面對中國傳統文學、文化和思想的遺產。他們的分析模式為後代人確立了一套新的知識和學術基準。簡言之,本課程所探討的文本,已經變成現代的「經典」。


  • 國學經籍概論 (ARTS1003)
    Introduction to Chinese Classics

    (Chinese version only)
    課程由鄧立光博士主講,主要概述中國古代經典與中國文化的關係,並選講儒釋道經典如《易經》、《四書》、《孝經》、《老子》、《莊子》、《心經》等,講解其中的內容及思想要旨,讓學生對國學經典有一概括認知,從而理解中國傳統文化精神的特質。除了講課及導修課外,並安排專家講座。此課程由國學中心提供,為文學院課程 (Faculty Package)選修課,適用於2015-16年或以後入讀的學生。

 

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The Faculty offers the following course to MPhil and Ph.D. postgraduate students from all departments in the Faculty of Arts.