Towards the 10th Anniversary of the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture
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The Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture (RCCLLC) is devoted to the research and promotion of literature and culture, delving into various academic areas. Thanks to the support from the Faculty of Humanities, RCCLLC and the programme of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies co-organised the “Undergraduate Academic Conference on Humanities” in June 2018. Undergraduate students from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan presented 59 papers in total in this conference, and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) once again became the platform for academic exchange on a tertiary level. In July 2018, RCCLLC and the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature from the National Taiwan University co-organised the “2nd EdUHK-NTU Postgraduate Academic Conference on Literature and Culture”, which allowed for academic exchanges among the teaching staff and postgraduate students of various fields from the two universities. During 2018’s World Cup, Professor Leonard Chan Kwok Kou, Director of RCCLLC, together with Professor Stephen Chu Yiu Wai from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), demonstrated how scholars could assume the role of football fans by organising an exchange session with the title “the Poetics of World Cup Soccer” as well as watching a live World Cup football match together with the participants after the exchange session. Moreover, under the leadership of Professor Leo Lee Ou Fan from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and other scholars, RCCLLC has been co-organising monthly “Hong Kong Literary Culture Salons” together with the programme of Hong Kong Studies from HKU, Hong Kong Literature Centre from CUHK and the Division of Languages and Communication from the Community College of City University starting from October 2018. Heading into its tenth year since its founding, RCCLLC will continue to organise a variety of activities apart from the existing reading clubs, exchange sessions, lecture series and the planned literary exhibition.