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7 Apr 2013

CUHK New Asia College The 26th Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and CultureProf. Philip Sun Shu-yue, Founder of the Department of Translation of CUHK to Speak on the Study of English Language and Chinese LiteratureAll are Welcome

7 Apr 2013

Prof. Philip Sun Shu-yue

The New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is privileged to invite Prof. Philip Sun Shu-yue, the founder of the Department of Translation of CUHK and a renowned translator and a multi-disciplinary scholar, as a guest speaker of the 26th Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture in April 2013. Professor Sun will deliver three public talks on the English alphabets, Chinese literature and the study of the English language during his visit.

Professor Sun graduated from New Asia College in the 1950s, and obtained his doctorate degree in English Literature at Yale University. He then started his academic career at CUHK and had taught in the Department of Chinese Language & Literature, Department of English, and Department of Translation respectively. Professor Sun was one of the founders of the Department of Translation. He has also taught at the University of Iowa in the US and the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Professor Sun is a renowned scholar in the study of classical Chinese novel and literature and his recent research interest is in the study of ancient English.

Details of the 26th Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture are as follows:

1st Lecture – How Should the English Alphabet be Pronounced?

Moderator: Prof. Luk Yun-tong Thomas
Senior College Tutor, New Asia College, CUHK
Date: April 12, Friday
Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, CUHK

2nd Lecture – From Ying-ying to Dai-yu

Moderator: Prof. Fan Sin-piu
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language & Literature, CUHK
Date: April 17, Wednesday
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK

(This talk is co-organized by New Asia College and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK)

3rd Lecture – History and Tradition: What English Should Chinese Learn?

Moderator: Prof. Chan Sin-wai
Chairman, Department of Translation, CUHK
Date: April 20, Saturday
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, The Hong Kong Museum of History, Tsim Sha Tsui

(This talk is co-organized by New Asia College, CUHK and the Hong Kong Museum of History)

Lectures will be conducted in Cantonese. All are welcome. Admission is free. Interested parties please register in advance by contacting New Asia College. Enquiries & Registration:
Ms. Edith Tsang (Tel: 3943-7944 Email:
Ms. Carmen Lam (Tel: 3943-8615 Email:

To enhance academic and cultural exchanges, CUHK New Asia College has been organizing the ‘Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture’ since 1978. A distinguished scholar will be invited to deliver a series of public lectures exploring topics on Chinese history and culture. Starting from 2013, the lecture series is endowed by the Mr. Chan Chi-sun Chinese Culture Fund.

Prof. Philip Sun Shu-yue

Prof. Philip Sun Shu-yue



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