Faculty Highlights Faculty of Arts

March 11, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Professor Eli Sorensen (Department of English) is awarded the Luce East Asia Fellowship and will be in residence at the National Humanities Center from Sept-Dec 2020. His research will be looking at the genre of Korean adoption autobiographies, examining key topics within the literature such as the origin of international adoption, looking for roots, human rights and future perspectives. The project aims to both contextualise and contribute to the ongoing contemporary debate on international adoption through the perspectives of the adoptees themselves.

This award is a first for CUHK and a fantastic opportunity for Prof. Sorensen. Hearty congratulations from the Faculty on his fellowship!

November 8, 2019

The Faculty would like to congratulate Dr. LAI Pit Shun from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature on receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2018. The Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award has been given annually since 1999 by the Vice-Chancellor to exemplary teachers nominated by the Dean of each Faculty and the Senate Committee on General Education in recognition of their outstanding teaching performance.


The Faculty would also like to congratulate Professor Kwok Bit-chee from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature and Dr. Reto Winckler, a PhD graduate from the Department of English, on receiving the Young Researcher Award 2018 and Postgraduate Research Output Award 2018 respectively. Professor Kwok was awarded for his research monograph Southern Min: Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping (Routledge, 2018), while Dr. Winckler was recognized for his journal...

September 22, 2019

Our Public Lecture Series on “Why do the Liberal Arts Matter?” kicked off on 22nd Sept 2019 at the Hong Kong History Museum with Professor Ho Pui Yin speaking on “A Travel through Time and Space: Historical Buildings That Bear Witness to Changes in People's Livelihoods in Hong Kong”. Professor Ho spoke to a packed venue of over 140 people on how historical buildings in different eras lead to changes in people’s lives and livelihoods. RTHK was also present to film the lecture; public broadcast details will be published later.


March 20, 2019

Following his three previous public lecture series on The Dream of the Red Chamber and Kunqu opera, Prof. Kenneth Pai Hsien-yung, Distinguished Professor-at-Large, hosted a series of two public lectures at CUHK on film adaptations of novels. He shared his views on the intertwining nature of films and novels as artistic mediums, and provided analysis of two 1980s Chinese films, Jade Love and The Last Aristocrats, both of which were adapted from novels written by Prof. Pai. The lecture of 20 March was attended by Lisa Lu Yan and Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, two renowned actresses linked to the production of The Last Aristocrats.


January 28, 2019

The Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has launched the 7th Global Youth Chinese Literary Award, which targets full-time undergraduate students of diverse disciplines from local and international institutions. The competition will be open for online submission from now until 31 May 2019. For details, please visit www.literary.arts.cuhk.edu.hk.