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Reading on Campus

The long awaited I•CARE Book Festival has just started! Stepping into its third year, the event has prepared a series of interesting programmes throughout March with the theme of “Reading Craze”, including lectures by renowned scholars,16 sessions of book sharing, a film screening and a book fair.

The opening lecture entitled “Talks of Three Cities. Finding Home in Books” was held on 7 March. The three speakers, Zhou Guoping from Beijing, Wu Ming-Yi from Taiwan and Margaret Ng from Hong Kong, shared their experiences in reading to embark on a journey of books with the audience. The video of the lecture is now ready for public view.

With 20,000 books donated by teachers and alumni of CUHK, a two-week book fair has started in the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall. Each staff member and student can take away a maximum of 5 books for free. You are also encouraged to join the book sharing sessions to hear insights from noted speakers including Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung, Prof. Lee Ou-fan, Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture, Karena Lam, a Hong Kong celebrity and Su Hei, a spiritual therapist and writer. A film screening of the movie Hsien-Yung Pai will be organized in which Prof. Pai Hsien-yung, the Wei Lun Professor of Humanities of CUHK will join the after-screening discussion.

For more details of the programmes, please go to the link below: https://www4.cuhk.edu.hk/icare/index.php/en/projects/university-lecture-on-civility/137?lang=en

Lingnan Painting Exhibition

Prof. Ng Yuet-lau, a renowned Hong Kong painter and President of the Ling Ngai Association, joined hands with her son, Prof. Philip Chiu, to organize an art exhibition named 'Lingnan Images—Paintings by Prof. Ng Yuet-lau and Prof. Philip Chiu'. The exhibition is being held at S.H. Ho College which is the first stop for their roving exhibition. It presents more than 50 pieces which include Chinese paintings representative of both professors, as well as paintings by Ling Ngai Association members and students of S.H. Ho College and Christian Zheng Sheng College.

As one of the most remarkable contemporary Lingnan painters, Prof. Ng Yuet-lau is of the third generation of Lingnan painting and the last close female disciple of Prof. Chao Shaoang. Prof. Chiu is currently the Assistant Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK and was under the tutelage of the same master as his mother. Lingnan painting is known for its pursuit of innovation. Its spirit ‘Blend tradition and modernity' is akin to the University mission: To Combine Tradition with Modernity, To Bring Together China and the West. This was fully reflected through the paintings on display, which include an image of S.H. Ho College by Prof. Ng, and of a surgeon performing surgery by Prof. Chiu.

With a mission to groom the artistic talents of the next generation, Prof. Ng strives to pass on Lingnan Art. In November last year, she led a group of students of S.H. Ho College to visit the historical Chinese city of Shaoxing to sketch, in order to enhance students' aesthetic sense and painting skills. This summer, Prof. Ng will again lead a group composed of S.H. Ho College and Christian Zheng Sheng College students to Dunhuang to visit and sketch at World Cultural Heritage sites such as the Mogao Grottoes. In 2015, Prof. Ng joined with CUHK to hold the “The Talent Within: Painting Exhibition of Autistic Teenagers”, showing paintings by autistic teenagers who were guided by her and some volunteers.

Details of the exhibition are as follows. All are welcome.

Exhibition Period: 2 – 24 March 2016

Exhibition Venue: Exhibition Gallery, G/F, Chan Chun Ha Hall, S.H. Ho College

Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays 7:30am – 9:30pm
       closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays

Share Your CUHK Images on Instagram

Do you want to view stunning images of CUHK campus? Check it out on the official CUHK Instagram account!

The University has set up an Instagram account (thechineseuniversityofhongkong ) to tell stories of the campus through beautiful pictures. In this platform, you will see breath-taking scenes of the campus from unique angles, and precious moments captured from recent happenings. Simply log in your Instagram account and follow “thechineseuniversityofhongkong” to stay in tune.

The social media platform is about sharing. So tell us your story and share your moments on the campus by adding a hashtag “#atCUHK” on your CUHK images. Outstanding pictures will be selected and shared by the University’s Instagram account.

CUHK Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thechineseuniversityofhongkong/

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