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 a number of public lectures 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 Assemblies1

 Formats: (1) On-site: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall and (2) Online: via Zoom – Webinar

Date & Time No. Topic Speaker Registration Quota
Onsite Online
13/01/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
653 Constructing Critically Prefabricated Systems with Soul Prof. ZHU Jingxiang 1,100 650
07/02/2023 (Tue)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
654 Searching for Creativity: From the Past to Present Prof. Fredric MAO 1,100 650
17/02/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
655 Cultural Diversity of Taiwanese Art Totem2 Prof. LEE Tsung-jen 1,100 650
17/03/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
656 The Art of In-Betweenness: Cultural Contacts between China and Europe in the Seventeenth Century as an Example
“The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture”3
Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT 1,100 650
31/03/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
657 To be confirmed Venerable SIK Chang-lin 1,100 650
12/04/2023 (Wed)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
658 Important developments in the past 50 years and major challenges ahead
“The Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences”³
Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw 1,100 650
 Public Lectures
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
19/03/2023 (Sun)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sino-European In-Betweenness and Displacements: The Circulation of Prints between Europe and China in the Seventeenth Century
“The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture”³
Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT 50
15/04/2023 (Sat)
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Microscopic World of Proteins
“The Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences”³
Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw 50
 Painting Demonstration Workshop
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
28/02/2023 (Tue)
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
To sit and behold the rising cloud² Prof. LEE Tsung-jen 50


¹ Seats are limited, walk-in without prior registration will not be allowed.
² Conducted in Putonghua.
³ Conducted in English Language.

 Brief introduction of the speakers 
Speaker Brief Introduction
Prof. ZHU Jingxiang Associate Professor, School of Architecture of CUHK
Prof. Fredric MAO Director of the Performance Department of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Drama
Prof. LEE Tsung-jen Professor, Dept. of Painting and Calligraphy Arts of the National Taiwan University of Arts
Visiting Scholar, Department of Fine Arts and Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
Prof. Nicolas STANDAERT S.J. Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven in Belgium
Venerable SIK Chang-lin The founding and honorary member of the Hong Kong Professional Photographers Association, officially became a monk in 2010
Prof. TSAI Ming-Daw Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Ohio State University


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 in this term of this academic year:

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

(At least TWO of them must be attended in person)


In response to the pandemic development in Hong Kong and the latest guidelines of the University, the College shall update the above attendance requirements according to the latest situation. Please pay attention to the announcements of the College through emails and the College website. The first Bi-weekly Assembly of this term will be held on 13 January 2023 (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. at Sir Run Run Shaw Hall with live broadcasting via Zoom.


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

From 11:00 a.m., 09 January 2023 (Mon)
to 12:00 noon of 2 working days before each Assembly/ public lecture/ workshop


Due to limited seats, students can only attend one public lecture/ workshop in each term. All College students may register for the public lecture/ workshop 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. Wanda Tam (email: or telephone: 3943 7610) or Ms. Clara Yu (email: or telephone: 3943 7601) of the Dean of Students’ Office at least three working days in advance if this service is needed.

Ms. Wanda Tam
3943 7610
Ms. Clara Yu
3943 7601