3 November 2020

CUHK Faculty of Arts Presents the Second Episode of “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series, 2020-21



The second episode of the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series 2020-21 - Tsangyang Gyatso’s Poetry: Readings and Translations - organised by the Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), will be live streamed on 14 November 2020 at 3:00pm via Zoom and the Facebook page of CUHK Faculty of Arts

Conversation on “Tsangyang Gyatso’s Poetry: Readings and Translations” 

Tsangyang Gyatso, the sixth reincarnation of Dalai Lama, is the most extraordinary figure in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.  He was the living Buddha, and at the same time an iconic, gifted poet in Tibetan literature who composed many romantic songs and poems.  The first translation of his works into Chinese and English in 1930 marks the beginning of the lasting popularity of this monk-poet in the realm of world literature.  With the focus on the translation and reinterpretation, the dialogue led by Prof. Nicholas L. Chan, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature in CHUK, and Dr. Sonia Wong, lecturer in Gender Studies in CUHK aims at shedding some light on the dissemination and reception of the poetry of Tsangyang. 

Speakers: 

Prof. Nicholas L. Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK
Prof. Chan focuses on research in classical Chinese literature, textual studies and mythology.

Dr. Sonia Wong, Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme, CUHK
Dr. Wong’s research interests include lesbian identity, female sexuality, film, and new media. She is the founder of Reel Women Hong Kong, the first independent film festival in Hong Kong, and Women’s Festival Hong Kong, an arts and cultural festival dedicated to celebrating feminine power.           

Moderator: 

Prof. Michelle Jia Ye, Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, CUHK
Prof. Ye is Associate Director of CUHK-CCK Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies.  Her research centers around translation in late Qing and early Republican Chinese periodical press.  She is also a translator of academic works on social sciences. 

Details are as follows:

Date:

14 November 2020 (Saturday)

Time:

3:00 pm

Language:

Cantonese

Channel:

-  Zoom *Please register to join through Zoom if you would like to ask question live. Register here
-  Facebook page of CUHK Faculty of Arts

Fee:

Free of charge

Event details:

Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK

About the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series 
Free and open to the public, the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series brings 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 during this time of the pandemic. The first episode went live on 24 October. The recorded video is posted on the YouTube Channel of CUHK Faculty of Arts

Should you have any questions, please contact the Faculty Office of Arts via email at arts@cuhk.edu.hk or by phone at 3943 7107.

The second episode of the "Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK" Series - Tsangyang Gyatso’s Poetry: Readings and Translations.
The second episode of the "Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK" Series - Tsangyang Gyatso’s Poetry: Readings and Translations.

Prof. Nicholas L. Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language & Literature, CUHK.
Prof. Nicholas L. Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Language & Literature, CUHK.

Dr. Sonia Wong, Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme, CUHK.
Dr. Sonia Wong, Lecturer, Gender Studies Programme, CUHK.

Prof. Michelle Jia Ye, Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, CUHK, is the moderator of this dialogue.
Prof. Michelle Jia Ye, Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, CUHK, is the moderator of this dialogue.