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
13/09/2023 (Wed)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
659 Success in a Career: the Sharing of My Personal Recipe1 Dr. Kwai Lam WONG 1,420
22/09/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
660 The 74th Founders’ Day cum Scholarship Presentation Ceremony2 Professor Michael King-man HUI, MH 1,340
04/10/2023 (Wed)
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
661 Tracing the Source: Confucian Classics the Book of Poetry and the Analects
New Asia Lectures on Confucianism3
Professor Wanli YU 1,760
27/10/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
662 Inheritance and Innovation of Chinese Traditional Culture
New Asia Lectures on Contemporary China
Dr. Louis NG 1,760
03/11/2023 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
663 Philosophy and Intercultural Understanding Prof. Kwok-ying LAU 1,760
 Public Lectures
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
07/10/2023 (Sat)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Confucius’s Joy and Concern: Seen from Confucian Classics
New Asia Lectures on Confucianism3
Professor Wanli YU 50
09/10/2023 (Mon)
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Stone Classics in Han and Wei Dynasties: Similarities and Differences between New Text School and Old Text School
New Asia Lectures on Confucianism
Professor Wanli YU 50
02/11/2023 (Thu)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“Comparative Approaches to the Study of Chinese Intellectual History:  Reflections on the Work of Yu Ying-shih”1 Professor Michael Puett 50
05/11/2023 (Sun)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Culture and History: Yu Ying-shih, Weber, and Approaches to Comparative History1 Professor Michael Puett 50
25/11/2023 (Sat)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Historical Development of Hong Kong over Two Millennia Professor SIU Kwok Kin 50
Date & Time Topic Speaker Registration Quota
12/10/2023 (Thu)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
The moral controversy of meat-eating Dr. Pak Nin KWOK 100
Date & Time Topic Type of Event Registration Quota
05/10/2023 (Thu)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
“Diary VII • The Story Of…… “ Dance Performance 600


¹ Conducted in English Language.
² Scholarship recipients who are invited to attend the Ceremony do NOT need to register at the RAS.
³ Conducted in Putonghua.

 Brief introduction of the speakers 
Speaker Brief Introduction
Dr. Kwai Lam WONG Former Managing Director and Chairman, Asia Investment Banking,
Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd.
Professor Michael King-man HUI, MH Vice Rector (Academic Affairs), The University of Macau
Honorary Fellow, New Asia College
Professor Wanli YU Chair Professor, Ma Yifu Academy of Zhejiang University
Dr. Louis NG Museum Director of Hong Kong Palace Museum
Prof. Kwok-ying LAU Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy of CUHK
Professor Michael Puett Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology, Harvard University
Professor SIU Kwok Kin Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, Hong Kong Chu Hai College
Dr. Pak Nin KWOK Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy of 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 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 13 September 2023 (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.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., 04 September 2023 (Mon)
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. Amy Lau (email: or telephone: 3943 1584) of the Dean of Students’ Office at least three working days in advance if this service is needed.

Ms. Amy Lau
3943 1584
Ms. Katy Hui
3943 7601