【Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK】Episode 1 - Hong Kong Impressions: Re-imagine Our City through Art and Stories

24 October 2020

10am HKT

Online via Zoom

Prof. Josh Yiu, Director, Art Museum, CUHK
Mr. Mark R. Barnekow, Executive Director, The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong

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Tel: (852) 3943 7107
Email: arts@cuhk.edu.hk

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Free and open to public, the Arts and Humanities Conversation 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 human culture in Hong Kong and beyond.

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.

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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