Courses

Failure and Success of the Nanjing Government (1927-1937)

Failure and Success of the Nanjing Government (1927-1937)

CAH2840 Modern Chinese History (2016-2017)

Teacher: Prof. HON, Tze-ki

Students: CHAN Wai Ha, Year 1; CHEN Lu, Year 1; HSU Ho, Year 1; TAM Ho Hin Godfrey, Year 1; Tu Benjamin Ka Long Year 1

The students challenged the accepted view of the Nanjing Decade (1927-1939) during which the Guomindang (Nationalist Party) was said to have been failed to modern China. Based on their reading of new narratives of the time period, the students critiqued the old school which relied on the dated notions of linear progression and class revolution. Instead, the students evaluated the success and failure of the Guomindang based on what the Chinese government attempted to accomplish, namely, unification of the country, strenghening the political and social order, building the infrastructure, and boosting the economic. Evaluating the Guomindang in its own terms, the students came up with a more balanced and nuanced view of the Nanjing period.

馬王堆出土簡帛的七種研究價值

馬王堆出土簡帛的七種研究價值

CAH3133 Introduction to Chinese Documentology (2016-2017)

Teacher: Dr LAM Hok Chung

Students: CHAN Ka Hong, Year 3, CHIS; LEE Wing Sheung, Year 3, CHIS; LEUNG Man Wan, Year 3, CHIS; LI Kin Man Leslie, Year 3, CHIS; LUK Ching Man, Year 3, CHIS; NGAI Mei Na, Year 3, CHIS; SO Wing Hung, Year 3, CHIS;

This is an outstanding work done by the students showing how a hard and boring academic topic has been transferred to the public in an interesting, simply and creative way. The video has well demonstrated the basic features and characteristics of the documentary findings at the famous Mawandui archaeological site in Changsha, China, covering seven aspects of the findings, i.e. writing system, calligraphy, medicine, divination, military, food culture, and funeral rites. The explanations and comments are clear and exciting, showing the students have developed the ability and critical thinking skills to assess ideas, acquiring research skills, synthesizing knowledge across disciplines. It also sets a good example of connectivity between knowledge and society, i.e. transfer academic knowledge to the public by a short enlightening eight mins video. Accordingly, it demonstrates accomplishment of creativity through producing a creative work that will definitely help the public grasp the essentials of the findings of two thousand years ago and will arouse the public a sense of curiosity and a wish to know how the past related to our daily life.

Hong Kong Temple Architecture and Ornamentations

Hong Kong Temple Architecture and Ornamentations

GE1125 Architecture and Space in Chinese Culture (2016-2017)

Teacher: Mr. LI, Lin

Students: LI Cheuk Hang, Year 2; CHAN Kin Sun, Year 2; WONG Man Tin, Year 2; CHEN Chi Sam, Year 2; TUNG Yun Kuen

This website design project, is a case-study, based on the field study of Hong Shing Temple in Ping Shan of Yuen Long. The project sucessfully discovered features of the temple architecture and ornaments, showned in a creative way of website, and with an innovative 3-d digital modeling of the temple for building study and analysis.

文學散步 -- 出走的半天

文學散步 -- 出走的半天

CAH 3187 中國當代文學 (2016-2017)

Teacher: Dr. Lo Kar Kee

Students: Chan Hau Yee, Year 4, CHIN

Discovery: Reading Xinxin's fiction and field trip; Creativity and innovation: Created an interesting webpage.

CAH3165 香港戶外廣告考察
CAH3165 香港戶外廣告考察

CAH3165 香港戶外廣告考察

CAH3165 Chinese for Advertising (2016-2017)

Teacher: Mr. KWOK, Kam Hung

Students: TANG Ching Hin, Year 4, CHIN; WONG Tik Ka, Year 4, CHIN; WONG Sze Ki, Year 3, BFS; CAI Yashi, Year 3, CB

CAH3165 於2016年11月19日到九龍塘、旺角等地方,進行了戶外廣告考察。同學們有機會親身考察戶外廣告的特色,並調查廣告的策略、效用,結合課程所學的概念,應用到考察之中。
在考察中,同學發現了戶外廣告在結構設定、色調運用、吸引觀看的預測時間、文案設計、回憶效果、位置設定、成本效益估量等方面都有著很大的差異,而這些差異決定了著消費者的記憶和對廣告的接受程度,對廣告商宣傳有著非常重要的影響。
本著發現學習、創新思考的理念,是次活外考察,同學無疑得著很多。發現問題往往是解決問題的先決條件,同學製作的這段短片,正顯示了他們已具備這種思辨能力。

Disvcovering “What is an author?” by Michel Foucault

Disvcovering “What is an author?” by Michel Foucault

CAH2505 Arts and Aesthetic Criticism (2016-2017)

Teacher: Dr. LEE, Wun Sze Sylvia

Students: Chan Man Ki, Queenie; Lai Hing Yu, Fish; Tang Sum Yi, Cynthia; Wong Yau Yau, Yoyo; Yung Yuk Ying, Jennifer

This project aims to analyze “What is an author “ - a speech published on 22 February 1969 by a French philosopher, Michel Foucault. In his speech, he discussed the definition of an “author”, the function of an author, and the importance of authorship in different periods of time. He pointed out that author did not merely refer to an individual who wrote the text. In contrast, the individual’s name actually provides a discourse to the readers. Foucault thought that Readers should see “author” as a function to interpret the texts. In our project, we investigated four characteristics of author functions that Foucault mentioned, including “Author as object of appropriation”, “Author functions varies with time and text”, “Construction of a rational entity” , and “Plurality of Egos”. We would illustrate them with the aid of different examples in order to provide a clear picture to the readers.

Alois Riegl

Alois Riegl

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CAH2505 Arts and Aesthetic Criticism (2016-2017)

Teacher: Dr. LEE, Wun Sze Sylvia

Students: Chan Ming Sum; Ho Ho Yi; Lui Tabia Calligenia; Ng Chak Yuen; Wong Chun Ho

Alois Riegl, as one of the figures impacting on the development of Formalism, published an article, the Leading Characteristics of Late Roman Art, in 1893 in an attempt to reinstate his discovery of values necessary to the future trajectory of art in Late Roman Art deemed decadent back then. This study focuses on two parts: First, what triggered Riegl to interpret works of the Late Romanian period with notions deviant from popular belief, and; second, how Riegl delineated the history of art as an evolutionary process, constellated by common characteristics spotted in the aesthetics, and appreciated art through the lens of Kunstwollen. Through the juxtaposition of Riegl and other scholars of Aesthetics such as Semper and Wölfflin, and the aid of works from the different stages, readers may catch glimpse of how the conception of Kunstwollen drove Riegl to publish works, how the stages of art are connected and thus interdependent and how Kunstwollen can be applied on artwork.

Discover public arts in Hong Kong

CAH2537 Fund of Art and Cul Mgt (2016-2017)

Teacher: Dr. LEE, Wun Sze Sylvia

Students: CAH2537 all students

The project aims to slow down the pace of life and provide a less stressful environment for the City U communities through fostering appreciation of public arts in Hong Kong via media platform