Topics and Important Notice for Registration

Details of the Bi-weekly Assemblies, Student Dinner Colloquia and public lectures of this term are as follows:

Date (D/M/Y) & Time No. Topic Speaker Registration Quota

Biweekly Assemblies
Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

625 From the Bank to the Battlefield: A Personal Reflection in Humanitarian Diplomacy
Mr. YIP Wai-Cheong, Jason

11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
626  Heading Towards 100 Marathons
Co-organized with the College Committee on Student Counselling and Development

 Mr. CHEUNG Shu Wai, Walter 1,400


6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

627 The Road Less Travelled   Mr. HO Lik-Ko 1,400
11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
628  The Art of In-Betweenness: Cultural Contacts between China and Europe in the Seventeenth Century as an Example
“Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture”
(Conducted in English)

 Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT 1,400
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
629 My 50 years of excitement in biochemical research
“Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Science”
(Conducted in English)

Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw  1,400

6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
630 Application of Big Data in Extreme Weather Monitoring in Era of Climate Change
Dr. CHENG Cho-Ming 1,400

Student Dinner Colloquia
Venue:Yun Chi Hsien, Staff Student Centre – Leung Hung Kee Building

6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Silence and Truth: A lesson Learned from Bones
Miss LEE Hin Shin, Winsome 120
6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Archives Law's Five Demands, Not One Less Mr. CHU Fook Keung, Simon 120

Public Lectures

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  We Work to Give Life Back Its Dignity
“New Asia College Cultural Talks”
 Venue: Assembly Hall, New Asia Middle School, 6 Farm Road, To Kwa Wan

Prof. Edward NG  80
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Sino-European In-Betweenness and Displacements: The Circulation of Prints between Europe and China in the Seventeenth Century
“Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture”
(Conducted in English)
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay
Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  Recent Development in Protein Structure and Function
“Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Science”
(Conducted in Putonghua)
  Venue : Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon
Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw 30

Brief introduction of the speakers of Bi-weekly Assemblies, Colloquia and Public Lectures

Speaker Brief Introduction

Mr. YIP Wai-Cheong, Jason

Former Regional Head of Market (Greater China, Malaysia & Singapore) of the International Committee of the Red Cross, awardee of Hong Kong “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 2018

Mr. CHEUNG Shu Wai, Walter

Former Head of Communications and Corporate Sustainability of the Hang Seng Bank, alumnus of New Asia College

Mr. HO Lik-Ko
Principal of Pui Ching Middle School, alumnus of New Asia College

Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT
Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven, Belgium
Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Dr. CHENG Cho-Ming Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory
Miss LEE Hin Shin, Winsome
Forensic anthropologist, book author
Mr. CHU Fook Keung, Simon
Former Director of Government Records Service, Adjunct Associate Professor of Department of History, CUHK
Prof. Edward NG
Yao Ling-Sun Professor of Architecture, CUHK 

All full-time undergraduate students (except students of Medicine, Nursing and Chinese Medicine, who are having clinical training) are required to attend college assembly within their normative study period. Students must register for and attend the following number of Bi-weekly Assemblies and/or Student Dinner Colloquia or public lectures in this term of this academic year:

   • three Bi-weekly Assemblies, or;

   • two Bi-weekly Assemblies and one Student Dinner Colloquium, or

   • two Bi-weekly Assemblies and one public lecture

The first Bi-weekly Assembly of this semester will be held on 10 January 2020 (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. in Sir Run Run Shaw Hall with the topic “From the Bank to the Battlefield: A Personal Reflection in Humanitarian Diplomacy”, while the first Student Dinner Colloquium will be on 26 February 2020 (Wednesday) at 8:30 p.m. in Yun Chi Hsien, Staff Student Centre – Leung Hung Kee Building with the topic “Silence and Truth: A lesson Learned from Bones”.

Students must register for the required number of Bi-weekly Assemblies, public lectures and Student Lunch/Dinner Colloquia at the website: captioned web-site will be open for on-line registration during the following periods: 

  • Bi-weekly Assemblies / public lectures: from 11:00 a.m.,  6 January 2020 (Monday) to 12:00 noon of 2 days before each Assembly/public lecture
  • Colloquia: from 11:00 a.m., 6 January 2020 (Monday) to 4:00 p.m., 9 January 2020 (Thursday)


Due to limited seats, students can only attend one Colloquium or one public lecture in each term. All College students may register for the Colloquia and public lectures at the aforementioned period.

The College reviews and revises the arrangements of the Colloquia from time to time in a bid to cater for students’ needs and to facilitate student enrichment. In this academic year, students having registered for the Lunch/Dinner Colloquium are required to pay a fee of HK$35. Students who have registered for the Colloquia may settle the payment either by:
1.    Paying the fee in cash to specified bank account of the CUHK (Account number: 293-005005-018) at any branch of Hang Seng Bank. Please keep the original transaction advice/receipt. OR

2.    Transferring the fee to the aforementioned bank account through automatic teller machines (ATM) of the Hang Seng Bank. During ATM transaction, please choose “Transfer” service and keep the “Transaction Advice”.
* Please write your full name and Student ID number on the back of your original transaction advice/receipt/ATM advice.
Then, you should come on 15 or 16 January 2020 (Wed or Thu), from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Reading Corner (READxNA) located inside the New Asia Student Canteen to submit your individual and original transaction advice/receipt/ATM advice. OR


3.    Paying by “Octopus Card” at the specific time-slots (15 or 16 January) and location mentioned above. Please write your full name and Student ID number on the back of the receipt. Payment in cash will not be accepted.

Students may in writing, authorize a representative to make the payment on your behalf. Should students fail to pay the fee at the aforementioned time-slots, your registration will be cancelled. Students shall login the Registration and Attendance System (RAS) to check whether the payment has been received from 20 January onwards. Dinner fees paid are neither refundable nor transferable, regardless of students’ attendance.


All Assemblies and Colloquia (unless otherwise indicated) will be conducted in Cantonese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided to non-local students at the Bi-weekly Assemblies and Colloquia. Please contact Mr. Cesario Ho (email: or telephone: 3943 7621) or Mr. Jason Yeung (email: or telephone: 3943 7612) of the Dean of Students’ Office at least three working days in advance if this service is needed.  


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