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What's New

Religious ethics are resources in the journey to pursuing personal happiness. While agreeing ethics as a foundation of one’s happy life, Prof. Lombardo from the Catholic University of America and Prof. Guang Xing from Hong Kong University will first introduce Catholic and Buddhist perspectives, then start a dialogue on ethics in terms of personal happiness.

 

Date: 30 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30-5:00 pm
Venue: Arts and Humanities Hub (G24), Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Registration: https://bit.ly/2tTsktn



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The Unity of Kant’s Psychology and Metaphysics
Speaker: Prof. Chong-Fuk Lau

 

Date: 29 March 2019 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract:
This talk will present a conceptual framework developed to unify two dimensions of Kant’s theoretical philosophy widely considered to be incompatible. Kant attempted to lay a new foundation for human knowledge in his Critique of Pure Reason with a critical examination of our faculty of cognition. However, in pursuing this strategy of revolutionizing metaphysics by investigating our cognitive faculties, Kant has often been accused of psychologism. In response, a dominant camp of Kant scholars has advocated separating Kant’s metaphysics from his cognitive psychology, and focusing on his analytical arguments concerning the conditions of knowledge. However, another camp of Kant scholars has pointed to Kant’s reflections on cognitive psychology as being the more valuable for contemporary philosophy and cognitive science, at the cost of abandoning the core of Kant’s metaphysics. Although these two camps locate Kant’s major contribution in different areas, both see a strong tension between Kant’s psychology and metaphysics. It will be shown that not only have the two major interpretations failed to do justice to Kant’s strategy, but that it is entirely possible to resolve the tension that they see as existing between the two dimensions of Kant’s philosophy.

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Public Lectures on Literary Adaptation: From Novel to Film – by Prof. Pai Hsien-yung

For details, please refer to the Chinese version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Cinema as Soft Power, Soft Power as Method”
Speaker: Prof. Lim Song Hwee

 

Date: 8 March 2019 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: Room 101, Leung Kau Kui Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract:
This talk proposes an understanding of cinema as a form of soft power tool and Taiwan as a paradigmatic example of cinema’s effect in assisting a small nation gain prominence on the international stage. Its object of analysis is Taiwan New Cinema (hereafter TNC), a movement that begun in the early 1980s that has attracted global attention for nearly forty years. The talk will lay out the premise for TNC’s soft power and draw out some methodological implications for a study of this kind. In arguing for TNC’s significance as a case of a small nation with enormous soft power, this talk aims to push us to recast the terms and stakes of both cinema studies and soft power studies in academia.

About the speaker:
Lim Song Hwee is Professor of Cultural Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the author of, among others, Tsai Ming-liang and a Cinema of Slowness (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014). He recently completed a book manuscript entitled “Taiwan New Cinema as Soft Power: Authorship, Transnationality, Historiography” under the aegies of a CUHK-Clare Hall (Cambridge) Visiting Fellowship. He is also recipient of a CUHK Research Excellence Award in 2016/17.

 

 

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A Piaget Group to Understand the Art Ecology of Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof. Frank Vigneron

 

Date: 15 February 2019 (Fri)

 

Time: 4:00pm

 

Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

 

Language: English

 

Abstract:
Considering how the old categories of style developed by traditional art history may be irrelevant to the understanding of the bewildering variety of art practices of today, it seemed important to adopt a mode of classification based on a relational model called a Piaget group, a model that can help make better sense of the simultaneous presence of art forms that might seem entirely antithetical in today’s Hong Kong. This presentation, based on the research undertaken to write Hong Kong Soft Power – Art Practices in the Special Administrative Region, 2005-2014 (Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, 2018) – intends therefore to understand the relationship of such different art forms as calligraphy and dialogic aesthetics in the SAR, a relationship that cannot be understood without relating it to similar practices in Mainland China.

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The Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is launching the 7th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, which welcomes undergraduate students with diverse disciplines across the world to join.


The launching ceremony will be held on 28 January 2019 (Monday). Officiating guests will be invited to present their views towards the development of Chinese literature, followed by a sharing session held by the past awardees. There will also be a special exhibition displaying Professor Yu Kwang-chung’s exhibits and the adjudicators’ literary works.


The competition will be open for online submission from 28 Jan 2019 to 31 May 2019. For details, please visit www.literary.arts.cuhk.edu.hk, or contact the Literary Award Organising Committee at 3943-7107 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Launching Ceremony:
Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Venue: Activity Room, The University Bookstore, CUHK, Shatin


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The Faculty offers the following Faculty Package course in 2018-19 to undergraduate students:

 

 

 

Faculty Office of Arts
Enquiries: 3943 1571

 

 

 

The Faculty offers the following course to MPhil and Ph.D. students from all departments in the Faculty of Arts.