(Terms of Office: 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2017)
Dr. Chan Man-hung read history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received a B.A. in 1973 and an M.A. in 1975 there. He successfully completed studies for his doctorate at the University of Hiroshima in 1980. He took his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong in 1989. In 2007, Honorary Fellowships was conferred on Dr. Chan by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Chan had been Vice-Chairman and President of the Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Ltd and Managing Director of the Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Ltd. As a professional publisher, Dr. Chan was being awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2014. Furthermore, Dr. Chan was appointed as a Member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in 2008.
Dr. Chan has taken on a major role in many professional organizations, which include: Honorary Curator of Jao Tsung-I Academy, Vice Chairman of Management Board of Jao Tsung-I Academy, Chairman of the Hong Kong Publishing Federation, Member and Council Member of Confucius Institute of Hong Kong Limited and Member of Committee of Overseers for Lee Woo Sing College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong etc.
Enthusiastic in serving the public, Dr. Chan also served as Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (Gansu Province), Member of HKSAR Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland Commission on Strategic Development etc. In addition, he is the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society and Anglo-Chinese Textbook Publishers Organization. He was elected as the Fellow of the Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society in 2002. In 2003, he captured the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Print Awards. Dr. Chan specializes in the history of modern Chinese culture and thought, he has written three books and a large number of articles on this subject.
Prof. Li Hsiao-ti is the Head of Department of Chinese and History at City University of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Professor of the Department of History at National Taiwan University. He completed both his B.A. and M.A. in History at National Taiwan University and received his Ph.D. from the Committee of History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University. Before joining CityU, he has served as a Research Fellow at Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, the Editor-in-Chief of the Publishing Committee of Academia Sinica and an advisor for the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. In 2009, he won the Distinguished Research Award of National Science Council. His research focuses on Chinese history in the Ming-Qing period and Chinese urban history. His works include Lower Class Enlightenment in the Late Qing Period, 1901-1911 (2001), Love of This World : City, Life and Desire in China (2002) and City Life in China (editor, 2005) etc.
Being one of Hong Kong’s most esteemed theatre masters, Dr. Fredric Mao studied theatre and established his acting and directing career with professional theatre companies in the United States. Dr. Mao joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as Head of Acting since its inception in 1985. He was Artistic Director of the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre from 2001 to 2008 and was bestowed the honour of Director Laureate upon his departure. He has received numerous awards, including Best Director awards five times at the Hong Kong Drama Awards and Artist of the Year 1999 (Stage Director) from the Hong Kong Artists’ Guild. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by HKAPA in 2005, an Honorary University Fellowship by Hong Kong Baptist University in 2007, and an Honorary Doctorate by HKAPA in 2014. Dr. Mao currently serves as Convener of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, which presents Hong Kong Week, an arts and cultural festival, in Taipei every year since 2012. Aside from being a Member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, he has been actively involved in its Xiqu Centre development as well as being the Artistic Curator for the 2014 West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre. In September 2014, Dr. Mao accepted the invitation from HKAPA to be the Chair of its newly established School of Chinese Opera.
Dr. Louis Ng is currently Deputy Director of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Government of Hong Kong SAR. He is responsible for the overall direction and oversight of culture related services managed by the Department, ranging from heritage preservation, museums, performing arts, visual arts and library service. He obtained his BA, MPhil and PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from University of Sydney. His research and publications focus on Hong Kong history and cultural heritage management.
Prof Sin had been teaching at the Department of Chinese (now School of Chinese), The University of Hong Kong since 1975. His research areas include Chinese paleography, phonology, etymology, excavated texts, Yue dialects, and the Zuozhuan etc. He was Head of the Department of Chinese (later the School of Chinese) from 1998 to 2007. He was Hon-Yin and Suet-Fong Chan Professor in Chinese since 2005, and received the “Outstanding Supervisor Award” in 2006. Prof. Sin is currently Vice President (Academic) and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Nang Yan College of Higher Education; Honorary Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong; Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong; Academic Advisory Committee Member, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica; Honorary Researcher, Tsinghua University; Associate Director of Academic Committee, School of Chinese Classics, Qufu Normal University; Honorary Professor, Nankai University; Honorary Professor, Xiangtan University; Adjunct Professor, Southwest Jiaotong University; Honorary Professor, Northeast Normal University; Editor-in-chief, Nang Yan Journal; Editorial Board member, Zhongguo yuwen; Editorial Board member, Zhongguo jingxue; Editorial Board member, Sino-Humanitas; member of the Advisory Committee, Bulletin of the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica and the Nantah Journal of Chinese Language and Culture; member of the Advisory Committee and the Editorial Board, Literature and Philosophy; Advisor, Journal of Oriental Studies; and Academic Advisor, Bulletin of the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology. He has published more than 180 academic papers, in addition to monographs such as Zhongguo yuwen lungao, Wenzi xungu conggao, Zuozhuanxue lunji, and Mianzhai xiaoxue luncong.
Dr. Sun was graduated from Department of Chinese at Xiamen University. He had received the “Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship” from Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan in May 1983. He completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Arts at Kyoto University in March 1987 and May 1993 respectively. He joined the China Writer Associations in 1989. He moved to Hong Kong in Dec 1992 and had worked at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Ming Pao Monthly etc. He is currently the Director and Editor in Chief of Cosmos Books Ltd. He is also the visiting professor at Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, Guangxi Normal University, Shenzhen University etc. In addition he is the Distinguished Professor and mentor of Contemporary Literature Ph.D. students at Liaoning Normal University. His work usually covers literature research, writing and editing. His publication includes “The Differential of Journey to the West” and other various research monographs, translation and essays collections such as Collection of Dong Li, Collection of Bei Chuang and Short Stories of Yizhan.
Dr. Chan received his undergraduate and research degree from City University of Hong Kong. He enjoys studying and teaching in City University very much. Up to date, Dr. Chan has published over 50 publications in refereed journals, books and conference proceedings. Recently (April 2014), his new book entitled “May Fourth in Hong Kong: Colonial Scenario, Nationalism and Localism” was published by Hong Kong Chung Hwa Book Company. Indeed before the publication of the book, part of his related research findings was also reported by “Research Frontiers” which was published by Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee . Another of his research interest is the interaction and exchange between Chinese intellectuals and foreign countries. From September 2013 to April 2014, he coordinated the holding of “China and Asian Community in Retrospect and Prospect”, a research lecture series held in City University. A total of 15 international and reputable scholars were invited to give academic talks.
Dr. FAN, Ka Wai is associate professor at the Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong, he was an assistant professor in the Institute of History at National Tsinghua University, Taiwan. Dr. Fan earned his PhD (1997) in history from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively (articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and reviews) in the fields of history of Chinese medicine, Chinese history and Internet resource for Chinese studies.
Prof. KWOK Pang Fei joined City University of Hong Kong in January 1997. Previously he taught in the Department of Chinese at Lingnan College (now Lingnan University).
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