CUHK hosted the China-UK Humanities Annual Forum from 5 to 7 December. As the annual event of the China-UK Humanities Alliance for Higher Education in 2018, the Forum enhanced the University’s closer partnership with both Chinese and British partner institutions in the humanities. With a theme of China and The Humanities, the Forum gathered about 80 delegates comprising government officials, university leaders and academic members from 18 institutions of mainland China and the UK. The meeting served as a platform for sharing views and experiences of mutual interest, for cross-cultural and transnational dialogue and cooperation in the field of the humanities and for deepening exchanges of the participating Sino-British universities. The opening ceremony was held on 6 December on CUHK campus, with the officiating guests including Vice-Chancellor and President Prof. Rocky S. Tuan (front row, 4th left); Mrs. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor (first row, centre), Chief Executive of the HKSAR; Prof. Tan Tieniu (first row, 3rd left), Vice Minister of the Central People’s Government’s Liaison Office in the HKSAR; Mr. Jeff Streeter (first row, 3rd right), Director of British Council Hong Kong; and Prof. Chen Xu (front row, 4th right), Alliance Chair and Chairperson of the University Council, Tsinghua University. The Alliance was initiated in 2016 with founding members from five Chinese universities, among which CUHK is the only participating university from Hong Kong.
This article was originally published in No. 529/530, Newsletter in Dec 2018.