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Free and open to public, the Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK series bring academics and researchers together to explore our diverse cultures, languages, traditions and heritages. The conversations engage students, educators, researchers, and anyone who are interested in arts and culture in Hong Kong and beyond.


Episode 1 –
Hong Kong Impressions: Re-imagine Our City through Art and Stories


Date & Time :
Saturday, 24 Oct 2020 10-11am HKT

Friday, 23 Oct 2020 9-10pm CDT
Language: English
Channel: Zoom* and Facebook page "CUHK Faculty of Arts"

*Please register to join through Zoom if you would like to ask question live.


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Once known as the 'Riviera of the Orient,' Hong Kong's natural scenery inspired generations of artists. Trekking to rural areas without the modern convenience of subway, artists of yesteryear also contributed to the rise of local tourism with their unconventional perspectives on various sites. Join Mark Barnekow and Josh Yiu to look at incredible paintings of Hong Kong by both renowned and forgotten artists, and check out their instagram-worthy hideouts.


About the Speakers

Prof. Josh Yiu
Prof. Josh Yiu is the Director of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University. From 2006 to 2013, he served as the Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum. At CUHK, he has curated over 30 special exhibitions, acquired over 400 artworks, digitized the collection, launched online education programs, and initiated the museum expansion project. A scholar in late imperial and modern Chinese art with over twenty publications in books and articles, he also serves as an advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and international consultant to the National Art Museum of China.


Mark R. Barnekow
As Executive Director of the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, Mark is the primary liaison to the University of Chicago and Chicago Booth for all aspects of the Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. He coordinates with the University of Chicago and Centers in Beijing and Delhi to drive overall strategy for the Asia Pacific Region. Always active in the arts, Mark founded Contempor’ati, a non-profit arts organization based in San Francisco, which shares the lives and works of international artists from Asia, Europe, South American and the United States with arts institutions globally. Contempor’ati has a unique expertise in the Chinese diaspora artists in the United States.


About the Moderator

Prof. Ian Morley
Ian Morley is an Associate Professor based in the Department of History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research focuses upon the design of the built fabric in the Philippines during the American colonial era. His publications include Cities and Nationhood: American Imperialism and Urban Design, 1898-1916 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2018) and American Colonisation and the City Beautiful: Filipinos and Planning in the Philippines, 1916-35 (Routledge, 2019), the latter being awarded the 2020 International Planning History Society Koos Bosma Prize in Planning History Innovation. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board for the journal Planning Perspectives.






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Faculty Office of Arts
Enquiries: 3943 1571




Dear Students/Graduates,


Please collect your certificate in person at the Faculty Office of Arts from 20 July 2020 to 20 December 2021 during office hours.


Address: Rm 212, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Office Hours: (Mon - Fri) 10:00am - 4:30pm (lunch time 1:00 – 2:00pm)
(Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)


You may authorize a person to collect the certificate on your behalf in case you cannot collect it in person. He/she should bring along the completed authorization form (please see attached). All uncollected certificates will be destroyed by the Faculty Office after 21 December 2021.

Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Sonia Yip at 3943 7107 of the Faculty Office.


Once again, our heartfelt congratulations to all awardees!


Best regards
Faculty Office of Arts.



Students who will apply for the following should submit the completed application form and supporting documents (if applicable) to the Faculty Office (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for Faculty Dean’s consideration:

1. Application for exceeding course load (taking more than 6 units) in the summer session
2. Application for late add/drop (with endorsement sought from course offering teacher and course offering department)


The above mentioned application forms should be downloaded from the Registration and Examinations Section website (click here)



Faculty elearning liaison representatives
Prof. Ian Morley (Department of History) and Dr Lai Pit Shun (Department of Chinese Language and Literature) are nominated as the Faculty liaison representatives. Prof. Morley and Dr Lai are to join the ZOOM webinars and discuss with other Faculty representatives on how the Faculties can best prepare and support teachers and students under the current situation to continue teaching and learning online.


Date: 17 Feb 2020
CUHK Online! ZOOM Support for Feb 17-21, and more - February 2020 eLearning Newsletter"

Date: 17 Feb 2020
ZOOM Handbook in Chinese by the Department of Chinese Language & Literature


Date: 4 Feb 2020
Announcement by Registrar’s Office for programmes and teachers



The Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has approved the appointment of Professor Max Xiaobing Tang as Dean of the Faculty of Arts with effect from 2 September 2019. He will serve for a term of five years.


Professor Max Xiaobing Tang obtained his B.A. degree in English from Peking University in 1984, and received his Ph.D. degree in Literature in 1991 from Duke University. Before joining CUHK, he taught at the University of Michigan for 10 years and was the Helmut F. Stern Professor of Modern Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and Professor of Comparative Literature. He also held various leadership roles, including Associate Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, Associate Chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures as well as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department. He was the inaugural Director of the newly established Transcultural Studies MA Programme.


Professor Tang’s research expertise covers contemporary Chinese visual culture, theories of art and literature, and changes and developments in the mode of cultural production in modern China. His scholarly work has contributed to the understanding of the complexity as well as vitality of Chinese culture in the 20th century. Professor Tang has published many books and a series of academic journal articles. He was also a member of the External Programme Review Committee of a number of prestigious tertiary institutions such as Columbia University, Boston University and the University of Iowa. In addition, he was the external reviewer for the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2011 and 2014-19, which demonstrates that his academic and professional achievements have been recognised in many sectors of society.


Professor Tang remarked, “I am greatly honoured to be appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at CUHK. CUHK is renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, and the Faculty of Arts has gathered an outstanding group of teachers, scholars and researchers, many of them world-class scholars. I look forward to working with this excellent team and together contributing to the exchange and development of inter-disciplinary research in humanities subjects in Hong Kong, Asia and the world.”