The Chinese University of Hong Kong
學術交流處(中國事務)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
May 01, 2012 Volume 69
Office of Academic Links(China)
CUHK Opens Taiwan Research Centre

The opening ceremony of the Taiwan Research Centre at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was held on 11 April, officiated by Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Ambrose King, former Vice-Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Sociology of CUHK; and Mr. Fredric Mao, Convenor of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee. Prof. Joseph Lee, Vice-President of Taiwan Central University; Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Dean of Arts, Prof. Hsiung Ping-chen, Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities, and Prof. Desmond Hui, Director of the Taiwan Research Centre, also joined the officiating guests to unveil a commemorative plaque of the centre.  There were about 50 guests joining the ceremony, including local and overseas scholars of Taiwan studies, Taiwanese residents in Hong Kong, members of the HK-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee, figures from the cultural, business and political sectors as well as academic members and students from CUHK.

Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, said at the opening ceremony, 'CUHK has a long history and close connection with Taiwan.  Many former and current academic members at CUHK come from Taiwan or have Taiwan connections. At present, only a few international academic institutions have set up Taiwan studies or research centres, including the London University School of Oriental and African Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara and San Diego, Tokyo University and the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan at Tübingen University.  The Taiwan Research Centre at CUHK will join these organizations to promote Taiwan studies and to foster collaboration with institutions in Taiwan for academic and cultural cooperation.'

 

Mr. Fredric Mao, Convenor of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee, congratulated CUHK on the establishment of the Taiwan Research Centre.  He believed that there would be many exchange and collaboration opportunities between his committee and the Centre.  Prof. Desmond Hui, Director of the Taiwan Research Centre, introduced the aims and objectives of the Centre, including the establishment of research themes and projects on Taiwan; organizing workshops, seminars and conferences; supporting researchers, scholars and students from Hong Kong and Taiwan; coordination with the counterpart institutions from Taiwan and dissemination of research activities and results to the public. 

 

The first academic event of the Centre, the 'Taiwan Film and Culture Symposium', took place immediately after the opening ceremony with Prof. Leo Lee, Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture, CUHK, as the moderator.  Speakers included Prof. Michelle Bloom from the University of California, Riverside; Prof. Liao Hsien-hao from Taiwan University; and Prof. Lin Wen-chi from Central University

 

On 23 April, Prof. Jack Cheng, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, led a delegation to Taiwan and officiated at the establishment ceremony of Hong Kong Research Centre in Taiwan Central University. The Centre will collaborate closely with Taiwan Research Centre of CUHK, serving as a platform and contact for academic institutions in Taiwan and Hong Kong to promote territory-wide collaboration between Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The opening ceremony of the Taiwan Research Centre at CUHK. From left: Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Dean of Arts, CUHK; Mr. Fredric Mao, Convenor of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee; Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Ambrose King, former Vice-Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Sociology of CUHK; Prof. Joseph Lee, Vice-President of Taiwan Central University; Prof. Hsiung Ping-chen, Director of the Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK; and Prof. Desmond Hui, Director

Prof. Desmond Hui, Director of the Taiwan Research Centre, introduces the aims and objectives of the Centre

A group photo of all guests

The opening ceremony of the Hong Kong Research Centre

 
 
:: Back to This Issue
:: CUHK Opens Taiwan Research Centre
:: 2012 Academia Sinica Academicians Visit Programme cum Lecture Series Successfully Held
:: Visit of President of Taiwan Cheng Kung University
:: Delegation from Tianjin Municipal Committee
:: Visit of Vice-President of China Agriculture University
:: Joint Research Seminar in Beihang University
:: Delegation of Zhejiang University Visits CUHK
:: Delegation from Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology
:: The 4th Writers @CUHK
:: Other Important Visits
:: Forthcoming Activities
:: The Latest Academic Exchange Agreements


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