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icon announcement Posting Date: 13 Feb 2017
Centre for China Studies Newsletter (January 2017 Issue)


The Centre for China studies Newsletter January 2017 Issue is now released. It captures the news and articles about the Centre's academic exchange activities and student events in the 1st term of 2016-17. Please refer to the newsletter for details.

icon conference Posting Date: 21 Feb 2017
CCS Visiting Speaker Series: Reading the Cultural Revolution from a Cultural Perspective


Speaker: Professor PANG Laikwan, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: Tuesday 21th February 2017
Time: 4 – 5:30pm
Venue: Room 1118, 11/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park


Conducted in English. Free Admission.

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Please refer to the poster for more details of the speaker and the talk.

icon activities Posting Date: 25 Jan 2017
Two CCS students participated in New Asia College and Yale University Student Exchange Program 2016/17


We are pleased to announce that two of our undergraduate students, HO Sin Man Carol and TAN Ke Ying, were selected to be two of the eight representatives to participate in the New Asia College and Yale University Student Exchange Program during the upcoming Lunar New Year from 21 January to 6 February 2017. They will visit local organizations, attend theme related cultural/academic activities, and present their research findings in a symposium at Yale University.

icon film 5 Posting Date: 23 Jan 2017
CSS Film Screening Series "Let the Readings Fly: A Jiang Wen Retrospective"


Having directed only five films over a twenty-year period, Jiang Wen can nevertheless be considered one of the most accomplished Chinese directors today. A bit of a history buff, he has specialized in creating innovative representations of various traumatic events in 20th century China, such as the period of warlordism in the 1920s, the Second World War, and the Cultural Revolution. Unexpectedly sophisticated, darkly humorous and frenetically energetic, his films have managed to please a mass audience in China and critics overseas in a way paralleled by few modern directors.


This term, the CCS Film Screenings will look back at Jiang’s first three films. We will start with his second work, “Devils on the Doorstep” (2000), an unconventional depiction of the Second World War that was banned in Mainland China. Next, we look at two films on the Cultural Revolution: “In the Heat of the Sun” (1994) and “The Sun Also Rises” (2007). This is a period that Jiang Wen himself lived through, and that has had a profound effect on his cinematic practice. Controversial and thought-provoking, Jiang’s films invite us to reflect on the nature of history, memory and their relationship to the present.


The screenings this term accompany two courses offered by the MA in Chinese Studies programme: “Trauma and Memory in 20th and 21st Century China” and “China on Screen”, but are also open to the public. Screenings take place every three weeks on Monday (19:00) at Esther Lee Building Lecture Theater (ELB LT3), CUHK. Entrance is free. Dialogues in Mandarin Chinese, with English subtitles. For more info, please contact Kristof Van den Troost (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 


Please refer to the poster for details.

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