2017 No.4
Event: 2017 ICS Luncheon IV
At the ICS Luncheon on 30 October 2017, Professor Yu Siu Wah from the Department of Music delivered a talk on the topic "Dr. Ng Wing Mui (Auntie Mui, 1925–2014): A Hong Kong Naamyam Artist Who Passed Through the Centuries".

Professor Yu is currently Principal Investigator and Chief Editor of the book series Hong Kong Volumes of Annals of Chinese Opera and Anthology of Chinese Opera Music; Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) in the Department of Music, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University. Yu's research interest ranges from organology, instrumental music, Chinese music history, Chinese operas, music of the Manchus and Mongols in the Qing court, popular music, to issues of music and politics in Hong Kong.

Professor Yu's lecture recalled his memories with Auntie Mui. He first met Auntie Mui in 1996 during a recording session, where he heard her refined art of Cantonese narrative singing, naamyam. However, she had already retired from the field when he saw her again in 2005. For the promotion of the CDs of the blind master naamyam singer, Dou Woon, he doggedly appealed to her to sing naamyam at the CD launch. Eventually she did sing for the occasion at the Central Library in 2008 and from there on she began the most glamorous final six years of her life. She was named Representative Heir of the National Intangible Cultural Heritage of narrative singing naamyam by the Ministry of Culture of the PRC in 2013. In the same year she received an honorable doctorate of humanities from Lingnan University, Hong Kong. From the perspective of Chinese music,Professor Yu's lecture focused on how Auntie Mui transformed herself, from a little-known singer to a national-calibre artist in her final years.

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Interview with Professor Cheng Hwei Shing : My Days with the Institute of Chinese Studies
Event: ICS 50th Anniversary Celebration Activities Highlights
Event: 2017 ICS Luncheon III
Event: 2017 ICS Luncheon IV
Event: 2017 ICS Luncheon V
Event: Public Lecture on "Deliver Us from Evil: The Daoist Quest for Release in Medieval China", organised by CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK, Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient Centre, and Center for Studies of Daoist Culture, CUHK
Event: Opening Ceremony of the Exhibition "Treasures from the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future"
Event: Autumn Guqin Concert, Art Museum
Event: Opening Ceremonies of the Exhibitions "A Field in Bloom: Highlights of Chinese Art to Mark the 60th Anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, CUHK" and "Phoenix Reborn: Chu Jades Excavated from Hubei", Art Museum
Event: "Linguistics Seminar" and "CUHK-KU Workshop on Chinese Grammar" organised by T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
Event: Documentary Film Series co-organised by the Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture and the Universities Service Centre for China Studies
Event: Launch of Professor Alain Roux's Latest Book, co-organised by the Chinese University Press, Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture, and the Universities Service Centre for China Studies
Event: Public Lecture Series by Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
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Event: Fourteenth Graduate Seminar on China, Universities Service Centre for China Studies (4–7 January 2018)
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