Topics and Important Notice for Registration

The College organizes Bi-weekly Assemblies regularly to enrich students’ knowledge on University life, social issues, arts and culture through a series of talks. The College also organizes numbers of public lecture by inviting people from all walks of life to speak and share on different topics, aiming to enrich students’ knowledge of Chinese culture and various topics, and broaden their horizons.


Dates and topics of the Bi-weekly Assemblies and public lectures & workshop of this term are as follows:

Bi-weekly Assemblies

Formats: On-site: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall

Date & Time No. Topic Speaker Registration Quota
12/01/2024 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
664 A.I. Meeting Sci-Fi Prof. LEE Ho Man Jimmy 1,760
02/02/2024 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
665 From Losing Control to Taking the Helm – How Learning Chinese Transformed My Life Mr. TSANG Heung Kam 1,760
22/02/2024 (Thu)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
666 Movie : “To Be Continued” Ms. Dora CHOI 1,500
01/03/2024 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
667 The Voice of the Historian in Early China

The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture1

Prof. Martin KERN 1,760
27/03/2024 (Wed)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
668 Urban imagination and ‘strollology’ Dr. Sampson Wong 1,500
05/04/2024 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
669 Preparation for the next pandemic: lessons since 1997

Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences1

Prof. YUEN Kwok Yung 1,500
 Public Lectures
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
03/02/2024 (Sat)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A.I. Meeting Sci-Fi Prof. LEE Ho Man Jimmy 80
02/03/2024 (Sat)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Shijing in the Warring States: Evidence from Newly Discovered Manuscripts

The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture1

Prof. Martin KERN 50
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
19/03/2024 (Tue)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
From Antarctica to COP28: Reimagining the Future of Blue Economy and Carbon Neutrality Ms. Natalie Chung 250
26/03/2024 (Tue)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
To See a World in a Rock: Chinese Garden in a Global View1 Prof. LEE Hui Shu 200
16/04/2024 (Tue)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Foreign Banks in China : Opportunities and Challenges amid fast changes in the financial market1 Mr. WANG Tong Sai Eddie 250
Date & Time Topic Type of Event  Speaker Registration Quota
22/03/2024 (Fri)

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Beyond/Time/Space/Imagination Talk Dr. Wong Chi Chung 800


¹ Conducted in English Language.


 Brief introduction of the speakers 
Speaker Brief Introduction
Prof. LEE Ho Man Jimmy Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering of CUHK
Mr. TSANG Heung Kam Part-time Instructor

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Ms. Dora CHOI Documentary Director
Prof. Martin KERN Professor in Asian Studies, Princeton University. President of American Oriental Society
Dr. Sampson Wong Lecturer, Department of Geography and Resource Management of CUHK
Prof. YUEN Kwok Yung Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases

Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, HKU

Ms. Natalie Chung Member of HKSAR Council for Sustainable Development
Prof. LEE Hui Shu Professor, Chinese Art, UCLA
Mr. WANG Tong Sai Eddie Former President of HSBC China, Former President of Minsheng Bank of

China, Senior Consultant of McKinsey & Company in Asia Pacific


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 public lectures/ colloquium in this term of this academic year:

  • THREE Bi-weekly Assemblies OR
  • TWO Bi-weekly Assemblies and ONE public lecture/ colloquium

(A designated cultural event organized by Sir Run Run Shaw Hall can be selected as one of attendance requirements per academic year)


The first Bi-weekly Assembly of this term will be held on 12 January 2024 (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall.


Students must register for the required number of Bi-weekly Assemblies and public lecture/ colloquium at the RAS website: The captioned web-site will be open for on-line registration during the following periods:

From 11:00 a.m., 05 January 2024 (Fri)
to 12:00 noon of 2 working days before each Assembly/ public lecture/ colloquium


Due to limited seats, students can only attend one public lecture/ colloquium in each term. All College students may register for the public lecture at the aforementioned period.


All Assemblies and public lectures (unless otherwise indicated) will be conducted in Cantonese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided to non-local students at the Bi-weekly Assemblies. Please contact Ms. Kayla Zhong (email: or telephone: 3943 1584) of the Dean of Students’ Office at least three working days in advance if this service is needed.

Ms. Kayla Zhong
3943 1584