“I am formally retired, and as a teacher, I sometimes worry about whether my teaching is still relevant to students almost fifty years younger than me, in my GE classes "Meanings of Life," "Culture of Hong Kong," "Globalization and Culture," and "Humans and Culture." The fact that students still seem to learn from and enjoy my classes makes me enormously happy, as does receiving this exemplary teaching award, because it shows I'm not irrelevant quite yet! Thank you to CUHK for recognizing what I am doing in the General Education classroom, and above all, thank you to my students, for being so enthusiastic, diligent, and curious about the world”, shared by Professor Mathews.
Huge congratulations to Professor Gordon Mathews, Research Professor & Emeritus Professor of the Department of Anthropology, CUHK for being awarded the SCGE Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2022 from the University. The books he has written include Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong, The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China’s Global Marketplace, and Life After Death Today in the United States, Japan, and China, among others.