Prof. Pai Hsien-yung Kenneth, Distinguished Professor-at-Large, delivered a series of three evening public lectures at the University on the classic Chinese novel The Dream of the Red Chamber, between 29 January and 2 February 2018.
The subject of the talks, The Dream of the Red Chamber - the epic late-18th century saga by writer Cao Xueqin, which has spawned its own academic discipline - attracted hundreds of students, alumni, staff members and members of the public. In his opening remarks preceding the series, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Fok Tai-fai paid tribute to Prof. Pai's boundless charisma and his contribution to rejuvenating the propagation of Chinese culture.
Prof. Pai, an avid scholar of The Dream of the Red Chamber, shared his views on the novel's use of poetry, its two different major versions and power of tragedy in its final portion across the three lectures.
The Faculty of Arts enjoys a unique reputation for integrating Eastern and Western learning, teaching and research, and offers various postgraduate programmes. The Master’s Degree (2016-2017) Graduation Ceremony for graduates of the Faculty was held on 17 November 2017 at the University Mall. A total of 914 master’s degrees were conferred at the Ceremony. Professor Dennis Ng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor presided over the Ceremony while Professor Thomas Luk, Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science of Hang Seng Management College, was the Guest of Honour. Currently a senior college tutor at New Asia College, Professor Luk received his Bachelor’s degree and later became a professor in the Faculty’s Departments of English and Cultural and Religious Studies, shared the joyful moments with the graduates at the Ceremony. Over one thousand teachers and guests joined the event to celebrate with the graduates at the Mall.
Please click here for the full speech delivered by Professor Thomas Luk.
Miss Carissa Ma, graduate of the Department of English, is awarded the Esther Yewpick Lee Millennium Scholarship to pursue a Master of Studies in English at the University of Oxford from October this year.
The Faculty is delighted to have invited Carissa to share with us her learning experience and tips.
To showcase the talents of young writers in Chinese literary writing and encourage sharing of experience in creative writing, the Faculty of Arts organised the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, targeting full-time tertiary students in the region and beyond. We were honoured to have invited eminent scholars as our final adjudicators, namely Professor Lee Ou-fan Leo, Professor Chen Pingyuan and Mr. Chen Fang-ming (Prose Writing) ; Professor Wang Anyi, Mr. Chan Koon-chung, Mr. Lo Yi-chin (Short Story Writing); and Professor Yu Kwang-chung, Professor Jin Sheng-hwa Serena and Professor Perng Ching-hsi (Literary Translation). We were also pleased to have Mr. Li Jing-duan to be our Honorary Advisor.
This year, more than 1,000 entries from over 200 higher education institutions around the world were received. The Award was divided into three categories: prose writing, short story writing and literary translation. Three winners (1st-3rd place) of each category (only the 2nd place was awarded in the “Literary Translation” category in this year) received their respective awards, and 69 entrants received Special Commendation Awards for their outstanding works. To offer a precious opportunity of sharing among renowned adjudicators and contestants, and the public, the Organising Committee conducted a Creative Writing and Literary Translation Workshop on 6 April 2017. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 7 April 2017. The winning works of the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award were displayed at the Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library from 8 to 18 April 2017. Please visit the Award’s website for details.
The Ceremony in Honour of Exemplary Teachers and Students on the Dean’s List is an annual event where the Faculty honours teachers and students for their outstanding achievements in teaching and learning. The Ceremony for 2015-16 was held on 11 March 2017 at Lee Shau Kee Building and we were delighted to have Professor Wong Suk Ying, Associate Vice-President, to be our Guest of Honour. A total of 23 teachers received the Faculty’s Outstanding Teaching Award and 286 students earned a place on the Dean’s List. Over 300 guests, families and friends joined the event to share the joy of the awardees.
CUHK Orientation Day for Undergraduate Admissions held on 5 November attracted about 54 thousand prospective students and visitors. A series of activities, including admissions talks, exhibitions and programme consultations, guided tours and open house activities were organized by our respective departments and teaching units. Secondary school students and parents visited our booths at Esther Lee Building in Chung Chi College to gain the latest information about the Faculty and our major programmes. The admission talks attracted a full house of audience.
Subsequent to the overwhelming response received last summer, the Faculty reran the event “One Day @ CUHK with Arts" with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on Saturday, 2 July 2016. The event was a one-day camp aimed at providing Secondary school students the opportunity to have a glimpse of university life and to gain a better understanding of the Faculty of Arts. The event of this year drew over 200 participants.
A series of activities were offered. Professor Leung Yuen Sang, Dean of Arts, delivered a welcome speech and provided a brief introduction of the Faculty. It was followed by student and alumnus sharing, parallel lectures and campus tour.
The annual Ceremony in Honour of Exemplary Teachers and Students on Dean's List is a significant event in the Faculty. This is a joyful occasion when families and friends join us to honour teachers and students for their outstanding achievements in teaching and learning.
The ceremony was held on 9 April 2016 at LT6 of Lee Shau Kee Building. The ceremony was officiated by Professor Chiu Chi Yue, Dean of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 20 teachers received the Faculty's Outstanding Teaching Award while 305 students earned a place on the Dean's List for their exceptional performance. A teacher and a student representative delivered their note of thanks at the ceremony.
To showcase the talents of young writers in Chinese literary writing sand encourage the sharing of their experience in creative writing, the Faculty of Arts inaugurated the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award of 2016. The Award targets for the full-time tertiary students in the region and internationally. The Award is composed of three sessions: Prose Writing, Short Story Writing and Literary Translation. Attractive prizes are awarded to the champion, the first runner-up and the second runner-up of each session. Prizes are also awarded to the entrants of selected outstanding works. We are honoured to have invited eminent scholars as our final adjudicators, namely, Professor Lee Ou-fan Leo, Professor Chen Pingyuan and Mr Chen Fang-ming (Prose Writing) ; Professor Wang Anyi, Mr. Chan Koon-chung, Mr. Lo Yi-chin (Short Story Writing); Professor Yu Kwang-chung, Professor Jin Sheng-hwa Serena and Professor Perng Ching-hsi (Literary Translation). Mr. Li Jing-duan is our Honorary Advisor. The Award is now open for application. Please visit the Award’s website for details.