CUHK Faculty of Arts presents the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series in 2020-21 to bring academics and researchers together to explore our diverse cultures, languages, arts, traditions and heritages. The conversations engage students, educators, researchers, and anyone who is interested in arts and culture from Hong Kong and beyond.


In case you missed our webinars, recordings of our webinars are now available online.



Episode 2 – Tsangyang Gyatso's Poetry: Readings and Translations
Tsangyang Gyatso (1683-?), the sixth reincarnation of Dalai Lama, is a well-known Tibetan poet. The first translation of his works into Chinese and English in 1930 marks the beginning of lasting popularity of this monk-poet in the realm of world literature. With the focus on the translation, misreading and remaking, this conversation aims at shedding some light on the dissemination and reception of the poetry of Tsangyang.


Prof. Nicholas L. Chan, Department of Chinese Language & Literature
Dr. Sonia Wong, Gender Studies Programme
Prof. Jia Ye, Department of Translation
Language: Cantonese



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

Once known as the 'Riviera of the Orient,' Hong Kong's natural scenery inspired generations of artists. Trekking to rural areas without 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.

Prof. Josh Yiu, Director of the Art Museum, CUHK
Mr. Mark R. Barnekow, Director of the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong
Moderator: Prof. Ian Morley, Dept. of History
Language: English