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A Piaget Group to Understand the Art Ecology of Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof. Frank Vigneron


Date: 15 February 2018 (Fri)


Time: 4:00pm


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


Language: English


Considering how the old categories of style developed by traditional art history may be irrelevant to the understanding of the bewildering variety of art practices of today, it seemed important to adopt a mode of classification based on a relational model called a Piaget group, a model that can help make better sense of the simultaneous presence of art forms that might seem entirely antithetical in today’s Hong Kong. This presentation, based on the research undertaken to write Hong Kong Soft Power – Art Practices in the Special Administrative Region, 2005-2014 (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2018) – intends therefore to understand the relationship of such different art forms as calligraphy and dialogic aesthetics in the SAR, a relationship that cannot be understood without relating it to similar practices in Mainland China.




The Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is launching the 7th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, which welcomes undergraduate students with diverse disciplines across the world to join.

The launching ceremony will be held on 28 January 2019 (Monday). Officiating guests will be invited to present their views towards the development of Chinese literature, followed by a sharing session held by the past awardees. There will also be a special exhibition displaying Professor Yu Kwang-chung’s exhibits and the adjudicators’ literary works.

The competition will be open for online submission from 28 Jan 2019 to 31 May 2019. For details, please visit www.literary.arts.cuhk.edu.hk, or contact the Literary Award Organising Committee at 3943-7107 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Launching Ceremony:
Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Activity Room, The University Bookstore, CUHK, Shatin

Poster (Chinese version only)





The Faculty offers the following Faculty Package course in 2018-19 to undergraduate students:




Faculty Office of Arts
Enquiries: 3943 1571




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