News Faculty of Arts

The T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre at the Institute of Chinese Studies and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have jointly organized the ‘Maritime Silk Road Suite’, a series of academic activities focusing on the linguistic properties of Chinese spoken in countries and areas along the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, from 27 March to 30 April. A theme-based book exhibition is now being held in the University Library, which mainly exhibits the acquisitions related to research into overseas Chinese and Chinese dialects of the regions along the Maritime Silk Road, and the teaching and learning of Chinese for non-Chinese speaking students in Hong Kong. It will last till 30 April, and all members of the public are welcome.


The Faculty of Arts held the Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremony on 18 November at the University Hall. A total of 985 master’s degrees were conferred at the Congregation.

Professor Poon Wai-yin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor presided over the Congregation. Dr. Chen Fong-ching, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK, as guest of honour, gave a speech named “My fifty years with CUHK” at the Congregation. Dr. Chen gave an account of the key changes taken place in the University and in Hong Kong through his personal stories. After the Ceremony, graduates shared the joyful moment with teachers, friends and family members under the blue sky.

Please click here for the full speech delivered by Dr. Chen Fong-ching.


CUHK Orientation Day for Undergraduate Admissions held on 5 November attracted about 54 thousand prospective students and visitors. A series of activities, including admissions talks, exhibitions and programme consultations, guided tours and open house activities were organized by our respective departments and teaching units. Secondary school students and parents visited our booths at Esther Lee Building in Chung Chi College to gain the latest information about the Faculty and our major programmes. The admission talks attracted a full house of audience.


Subsequent to the overwhelming response received last summer, the Faculty reran the event “One Day @ CUHK with Arts" with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid on Saturday, 2 July 2016. The event was a one-day camp aimed at providing Secondary school students the opportunity to have a glimpse of university life and to gain a better understanding of the Faculty of Arts. The event of this year drew over 200 participants.

A series of activities were offered. Professor Leung Yuen Sang, Dean of Arts, delivered a welcome speech and provided a brief introduction of the Faculty. It was followed by student and alumnus sharing, parallel lectures and campus tour.


The annual Ceremony in Honour of Exemplary Teachers and Students on Dean's List is a significant event in the Faculty. This is a joyful occasion when families and friends join us to honour teachers and students for their outstanding achievements in teaching and learning.

The ceremony was held on 9 April 2016 at LT6 of Lee Shau Kee Building. The ceremony was officiated by Professor Chiu Chi Yue, Dean of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 20 teachers received the Faculty's Outstanding Teaching Award while 305 students earned a place on the Dean's List for their exceptional performance. A teacher and a student representative delivered their note of thanks at the ceremony.

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To showcase the talents of young writers in Chinese literary writing sand encourage the sharing of their experience in creative writing, the Faculty of Arts inaugurated the 6th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award of 2016. The Award targets for the full-time tertiary students in the region and internationally. The Award is composed of three sessions: Prose Writing, Short Story Writing and Literary Translation. Attractive prizes are awarded to the champion, the first runner-up and the second runner-up of each session. Prizes are also awarded to the entrants of selected outstanding works. We are honoured to have invited eminent scholars as our final adjudicators, namely, Professor Lee Ou-fan Leo, Professor Chen Pingyuan and Mr Chen Fang-ming (Prose Writing) ; Professor Wang Anyi, Mr. Chan Koon-chung, Mr. Lo Yi-chin (Short Story Writing); Professor Yu Kwang-chung, Professor Jin Sheng-hwa Serena and Professor Perng Ching-hsi (Literary Translation). Mr. Li Jing-duan is our Honorary Advisor. The Award is now open for application. Please visit the Award’s website for details.