The Chinese University of Hong Kong
學術交流處(中國事務)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jan 01, 2019 Volume 152
Office of Academic Links(China)
Student Interflow Programmes

1. Over 1400 Enjoy the Beauty of Kun Opera in CUHK-PKU Joint Performance on CUHK Campus
2. Winter Activity Highlights of CU in Mainland & Taiwan 2018
3. Invitation to Information Session for CU in Mainland & Taiwan 2019

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Over 1400 Enjoy the Beauty of Kun Opera in CUHK-PKU Joint Performance on CUHK Campus

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Peking University (PKU) made their debut Kunqu collaboration, The Peony Pavilion (Students' Edition), on 2 December (Sunday) at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall of CUHK.  Directed by Professor Pai Hsien-yung, CUHK Distinguished Professor-at-Large, and jointly presented by CUHK alumni and over 30 students from 15 Beijing universities, the performance attracted a full house of audience comprising more than 1,400 at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall.  The joint performance was also to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of CUHK and the 120th Anniversary of Peking University.

 

Three young CUHK alumni, Vivian Yuen, Eugenea Cheung and Gabriel Chau, performed together with students from Peking University and high schools in Beijing. The performers displayed in the 3-hour show the beautiful, energetic and innovative features of Kun Opera.  Other participating universities include Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing Normal University, Capital Normal University, Central Conservatory of Music, China Foreign Affairs University, China University of Petroleum, China University of Political Science and Law, Minzu University of China, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, The Central Academy of Drama, Tsinghua University, University of Chinese Academy of Science, University of Science and Technology Beijing (in alphabetical order).

 

The performance received rousing support from members of CUHK and of the public, with many young guests, contributing to the promotion of traditional Chinese Kun Opera and enhancing the linkages between CUHK and various Beijing universities.  Below are extracts of participants' sharing:

 

I'd like to thank Professor Pai Hsien-yung, Peking University, Suzhou Kunqu Opera Theatre and CUHK for giving us such a precious opportunity to join such a cross-strait joint Kunqu opera performance.  I remember every single scene of our rehearsal and performance during the past year, and believe this last performance would become our most-cherished bit of memory.  May we express our sincere gratitude to our teachers, who had always been doing their best to help us and encourage us to perform confidently.  Their love has turned the cold winter into a hopeful spring. — Sun Yichen, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts

 

We are really lucky to be able to take part in this project, gaining unforgettable experience through this trip to CUHK.  It's thrilling to devote some effort into the spread of Kunqu opera despite our identity as amateurs.  For this time there were three students from CUHK jointly performing with us, who became new friends of ours and shared with us experience of Kunqu opera, as if we were friends for years. It was this great art that has brought people from distance together. — Wang Jingzhi, Peking University

 

I have to thank Professor Pai Hsien-yung and Professor Hua Wei for this great opportunity for the three of us as CUHK alumni to be on stage with Beijing students at our alma mater.  I was moved by and grateful for the full house on the day of performance.  I sincerely hope that this performance will let more friends of Hong Kong know and like Kunqu opera, sowing good seeds in their minds. — Eugenea Cheung, Alumnus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Winter Activity Highlights of CU in Mainland & Taiwan 2018

 

In collaboration with various partner institutions, OALC sent 270 CUHK students to mainland China, participating in 21 student interflow programmes during the winter break (new programmes of OALC marked with *).  The following is the activity list: 

Programmes

Hosts

(Destinations)

No. of CUHK Participants

Nature

Putonghua Training and Cultural Exploration Tour (co-organized with Chung Chi College)

Beijing Language and Culture University (Beijing)

20

Course and Thematic Studies

Cultural Study Camp to Wuhan, Hubei for Hong Kong University Students

Central China Normal University (Wuhan)

14

Cultural Experience

Winter Camp to Wulong Fairy Maiden Mountain, Chongqing

Chongqing University (Chongqing)

10

Cultural Experience

Yunnan Innovation Development Planning Competition

Fudan University (Dali)

9

Competition

CUHK-Fudan College Exchange Programme

Fudan University (Shanghai)

29

Cultural Experience

Study Tour on Belt and Road Initiative *

Fudan University (Shanghai)

20

Course and Thematic Studies

The 14th "Moonlet" Winter Programme

Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin)

15

Cultural Experience

The 2nd White Winter Gala *

Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin)

10

Cultural Experience

The 2nd Youth Elite Winter Camp *

Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin)

15

Cultural Experience

Study Camp on Intangible Cultural Heritage

Nanjing University (Nanjing)

9

Cultural Experience

The Search for Historical and Cultural Heritage: Ancient Architecture

Nanjing University (Nanjing)

15

Cultural Experience

Hong Kong-Mainland Cultural Interflow Camp

Northeast Normal University (Changchun)

30

Cultural Experience

Study Camp on Contemporary China and the World

Peking University (Beijing)

17

Course and Theme Studies

Exploring Dali: Ecological Economic Development Competition

Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, Dali)

5

Competition

Study Camp on Yao Culture *

Shaoguan University (Shaoguan)

9

Cultural Experience

Leadership Training Camp for Hong Kong and Guangzhou Students

South China Normal University (Guangzhou)

5

Service-Learning

Cultural Study Camp to Guangdong

South China University of Technology (Guangzhou)

4

 

Cultural Experience

Journey through High Speed Rail to Sichuan

Southwest Jiaotong University (Chengdu)

9

Cultural Experience

A Course on the Social and National Conditions of Mainland China for Beijing and Hong Kong Students

Tsinghua University (Beijing)

10

Course and Theme Studies

Beijing-Hong Kong Cultural Interflow Camp on Chinese Culture

Tsinghua University (Beijing)

15

Cultural Experience

Winter Camp on Ancient Capital Culture and the National Belt and Road Initiative *

Xi'an Jiaotong University (Xi'an)

10

Course and Theme Studies

Promotional activities will be held shortly to provided information of summer programmes in 2019.  Programme details, enquiries and/or feedback can be forwarded to Mr. Simon LEUNG of our Office at 39434412 or via simoncnleung@cuhk.edu.hk.  You may also visit our webpage via the link below:

http://www.oalc.cuhk.edu.hk/cu-in-mainland-and-taiwan/en-gb/

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Invitation to Information Session for CU in Mainland & Taiwan 2019

Ready to plan for a unique and amazing summer?  We are organizing an Information Session to introduce some 70 student interflow programmes to mainland China and Taiwan to be coordinated by OALC in 2019, ranging from credit-bearing summer courses, cultural exploration tours, academic competitions, service-learning trips and career development programmes (including internships).

 

You will learn more about our activities via meeting with OALC Friends and staff members during the session.  Participants will also be given priority ONCE in their applications for our student interflow programmes in 2019.  Details of the session are as follows:

 

Date:                11 January 2019 (Friday)

Time:                14:30 – 16:15

Venue:              Li Koon Chun Hall, 3/F Sino Building

Highlights:        Programme introduction, students' sharing and photo exhibition

Enquiries:         Mr. Simon Leung (Tel: 39434412; email: simoncnleung@cuhk.edu.hk)
Application:      Online (click here)

CUHK alumni Eugenea Cheung (right) and Gabriel Chau (left) performed at the first scene

CUHK alumni Vivian Yuen plays the main character Du Liniang at the scene "Retracing the Dream". With nearly half an hour solo performance, it is regarded as the most difficult scene in The Peony Pavilion

With well-trained skills and live music, actors display in the 3-hour show the beautiful, energetic and innovative features of Kunqu.

The joint performance is directed by Prof. Pai Hsien-yung, CUHK Distinguished Professor-at-Large. Over 30 actors and musicians are involved, which they are CUHK alumni, students from Peking University and high schools in Beijing

The hall has a full house of more than 1,000 people

Students learn how to paint on wine bottles in Nantong (Photo credit: Ho Hiu Lam; Programme host: Nanjing University)

CUHK students visit the Ice and Snow World in Harbin (Proto credit: Emily Yam; Programme host: Northeast Normal University)

Students learn about the growth of plants in Dali (Photo credit: Kiko Cheung; Programme host: Fudan University)

Participants gather to learn from famous scholars (Photo credit: Cynthia Lee; Programme host: Central China Normal University)

Students from the South with snowman from the Baroque period (Photo credit: Wing Wing Cui; Programme host: Harbin Institute of Technology)

OALC staff introduces the various cultural interflow and experiential learning programmes of the year

Friends of OALC share with attendees their experience of participating in our outgoing and incoming activities

 
 
:: Back to This Issue
:: Partnership and Collaboration
:: Linkage Incoming Visits
:: Student Interflow Programmes
:: Outreaching Trips
:: Academic Exchange Activities
:: Latest Academic Exchange Agreements
:: Forthcoming Events


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