"On the Spirit and Quintessence of the Classics" Open Forum
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The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies (LCS) held an open forum on 18 September 2019 titled "On the Spirit and Quintessence of the Classics", which attracted about 60 students and staff members as participants.
Among the speakers were Professor Ng On Cho, Honorary Professor of LCS and Head of Asian Studies of the Department at Pennsylvania State University, United States; Professor Hon Tze Ki, Professor of the Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong; and Professor Dennis Cheng Kat Hung, Chair Professor of LCS, EdUHK. In the forum, the three scholars shared their views on the quintessence and enduring influences of the classics, and used vivid examples to illustrate the contemporary relevance of the classics. Education students in Chinese language and literature engaged in discussion with the scholars as to how to integrate the contents and spirits of the classics in their teaching.
In addition to this open forum, Professor Ng also gave a talk about GRF/ECS Grant application and delivered consulting sessions with academics of LCS during his visit in September 2019.