College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Expert Talks

The following topics are the expert talks currently offered to secondary school students. Talks are normally conducted on weekdays on CityU campus or at the secondary school, subject to the availability of the speaker.

If your school is interested in arranging admission / expert talks, feel free to reach the College Office at 3442-4342 or ch.publicity@cityu.edu.hk.

Offering Unit Speaker Title Brief Description Language Contact
Department of Chinese and History Mr WONG Hoi-to Calvin 入土為安:跑馬地香港墳場與香港歷史考察

生死有命,入土為安。生與死是人生必經的階段,墳場是生人與死人溝通的聖地,也是記錄歷史的地方。香港墳場記載的不單止是香港歷史,還有中國、東亞、英國和世界歷史。每一個墓碑,都是一個故事。在數以千計的故事中,有客死異鄉的年輕英國士兵,有救渡世人的傳教士和醫生,有接受過高等教育的華人精英,有無名無姓的革命先烈,有西來定居的日本人,有不畏種族歧視的跨族婚姻,不一而足。當中,有你我熟悉的名字,也有被遺忘了的烈士。今夕吾軀歸故土,他朝君體也相同。讓我們一起走進墳場,發現歷史,向前人致敬。

考察地點:香港跑馬地黃泥涌道1號

Cantonese

Mr WONG Hoi-to Calvin

Email: hoitow@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2983

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/hoitow/

Department of Chinese and History Dr QIAN Hua Crystal 九龍塘花園城市

九龍塘花園城市 (Kowloon Tong Garden City Estate) 為現存少數二十世紀早期「花園城市」的實例。為營造想像中的英國鄉村,區內所有道路都以英國的郡命名,現時區內很多舊樓都已被拆建,只剩數個地方,例如約道、多實街及金巴倫道仍存有昔日「花園城」的建築影子。是次活動專程帶同學考察城市花園規劃概念,欣賞當時歐式花園建築風貌。

集合地點:九龍塘港鐵A2出口

Putonghua

Dr QIAN Hua Crystal

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/ciqian/

Department of Chinese and History Mr WONG King-chung 小城故事:香港基督宗教

上世紀,基督宗教不同的派別在香港這個小城裡,致力從事社會福利工作,為當時來港移民提供教育、醫療及救濟援助。
是次考察,將從歷史、文化及宗教角度,以馬鞍山石礦場中天主教及信義會的社福工作為起點,探討宗教團體如何微妙地與香港社會發展產生互動關係。

考察地點:馬鞍山村小教堂、信義會恩光堂

Cantonese

Mr WONG King-chung

Email: cikcwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2990

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/cikcwong/

Department of Chinese and History Dr QIAN Hua Crystal 下筆如有神:聯想構思法

對於初中的大多數學生來說,作文最難的還是整體佈局。即使想好要寫什麽,但常常寫到一半也會有寫不下去的時候。這種現象總的來說,就是沒有打開佈局的思路,聯想斷了綫。學習聯想構思作文法,學生作文才能下筆如有神。本講座分享如何運用寫作思維導圖,教會學生寫出好文章。

Putonghua

Dr QIAN Hua Crystal

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/ciqian/

Department of Chinese and History Dr LAM Hok-chung 中國古典小說戲曲中的人鬼戀故事

傳統中國古典小說戲曲中的人鬼戀,多是女鬼凡男配搭,而且是女鬼自薦枕蓆,走去慰解精神苦悶的書生。這個講座將會談談傳統中國人鬼戀故事的流變,女鬼凡男背後的性別意識、男性的焦慮與欲望,以及人鬼相戀故事的社會文化的意義。

Cantonese

Dr LAM Hok-chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/cihclam/

Department of Chinese and History Dr WONG Pui-yin Marianne 古代中國繪畫的「儒」、「道」思想

老師和同學們曾否想過,傳統中國繪畫與西方繪畫在學習方法、風格特點、品評原則等很多方面的差別,歸根究底,乃源自於中西美學的不同?美學是哲學的一個分支,中國哲學史始自諸子百家。講者將重點分析諸子百家中「儒」、「道」思想對中國繪畫史的影響,並介紹傳統中國繪畫的原則、藝術精神、學習與欣賞方法。

Cantonese

Dr WONG Pui-yin Marianne

Email: ciwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2817

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/ciwong/

Department of Chinese and History Dr LO Kar-kee 保良局與早期香港華人女性史

過去許多人認為香港保良局只是一個慈善機構,甚至是一所孤兒院而已,並未意識到保良局與十九世紀的販賣人口史、華僑史、香港女性史的關係。是次講座希望透過保良局歷史的探究,思考保良局的成立與早期香港女性的關係,及其社會角色及貢獻,有助認識早期香港女性的歷史。

Cantonese

Dr LO Kar-kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/karkeelo/

Department of Chinese and History Dr LO Kar-kee 香港早期移民「客家人」的民居與生活:三棟屋考察

「客家人」是香港的早期移民,他們在港落地生根,成為香港最早的居民之一。現今新界地區仍保留不少傳統客家圍屋古蹟。荃灣是早期「客家人」聚居的地區,而三棟屋是著名的客家圍村。隨著城市發展,荃灣成為了新界最早發展的新市鎮,而三棟屋亦改建為博物館。是次考察將以荃灣三棟屋為對象,透過對全屋之建築、佈局及陳設的觀察,藉以觀察傳統香港客家人的宗族理念及純樸的生活風貌,繼而思考城市變遷對歷史文化古蹟的影響。

考察地點:荃灣三棟屋(地址:荃灣古屋里2號)

Cantonese

Dr LO Kar-kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/karkeelo/

Department of Chinese and History Dr ZHANG Wanmin 從文學世界中探索中國文化

文學課程、文學閱讀有何意義?中國文學傳統豐富而精彩,它揭示了種種人生的境遇,能促進我們對於人生意義的思考,它還隱藏了中國文化的種種密碼,等待我們的探索,加深我們對中國文化的認識。

Cantonese / Putonghua

Dr ZHANG Wanmin

Email: ctzhangw@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6530

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/ctzhangw/

Department of Chinese and History Dr LAM Hok-chung 誰為漢胡定分界──談談古代中國的華夷世界

《天龍八部》中「北喬峰」(蕭峰)的悲劇根源是什麼?要回答這疑問,我們必須了解所謂「華─夷」、「漢─胡」究竟是什麼東西。本講題將帶領同學思考傳統中國的民族觀、文化觀和世界觀,探討古代中國錯綜複雜的民族問題。

Cantonese

Dr LAM Hok-chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
https://cah.cityu.edu.hk/people/cihclam/

Department of English Dr Klaudia LEE Literature and the Urban Imagination

The city has always been a source of inspiration for writers, who use different literary forms to engage with the modern lived experience. Drawing on literary texts written by writers across cultures and time, the speaker will introduce the various narrative strategies that writers use to represent, narrate, and re-imagine the city. Participants will also have the opportunity to reflect on their own experience and consider their creative practices in re-envisioning the image of the city.

English

Dr Klaudia LEE

Email: hiuylee@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5377

Department of English Dr Jack PUN English medium instruction: challenges and coping strategies for teachers and students

Teaching through English is a growing phenomenon around the world. In this talk, I will discuss the latest research into English medium of instruction (EMI) around the globe and the challenges that teachers and students face when learning content subjects such as Science through English in many cultural contexts. In particular, I will report a study in Hong Kong which explores the teaching and learning process in EMI secondary science classrooms.

English

Dr Jack PUN

Email: jack.pun@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9415

Department of English Dr Ge LAN When English learning meets online database

This talk introduces how to use online language database (also called corpus) for English learning. In the past decades, various types of corpora have been built for the purposes of language studies, and the existing corpora also have great potential for language learning. As an English scholar, I find online corpora can improve two aspects of English learning for secondary school students in Hong Kong: 1) students' motivation of English learning and 2) student' learning autonomy outside classroom. Therefore, this talk will explain background information of corpus, present some existing corpora, and showcase specific techniques of using online corpora.

English

Dr Ge LAN

Email: gelan4@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8554

Department of English Dr NERVINO Esterina Language & society: reading the texts of our times

Advertising, newspapers, social media posts, movies, fashion, art, literary texts, we continuously consume information under different forms. The talk will focus on the analysis of texts disseminated across different channels to discuss how meanings are constructed through the use of various resources such as language, images, colours, sound, and more. Participants will also have the chance to reflect on how language shapes the society and at the same time how society can shape language.

English

Dr NERVINO Esterina

Email: e.nervino@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8732

Department of Media and Communication Dr Ki Joon KIM Thinking Theoretically in Human-computer Interaction Research

Human–computer interaction (HCI) is often perceived as a largely technical, practical, and industry-centered field of study, focusing on the usability and design of technological products or services. Although such perception is partly true, HCI is really a transdisciplinary integration that requires theoretical thinking of why and how humans interact with technology in a certain way. This talk will draw on the variable-centered and heuristic approaches to the study of communication technology, and demonstrate theoretical mechanisms by which technological affordances of emerging media, such as smartphones, smartwatches, and the Internet of Things, contribute to shaping user perceptions of the technology and of transmitted media content.

English

Dr Ki Joon KIM

Email: kj.kim@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8611

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/com

Department of Media and Communication Dr Guanxiong HUANG Mobile Media for Behaviour Change: A Health Promotion Perspective

This talk introduces the application of mobile technologies in promoting health behaviours, with a particular focus on the efficacy of fitness mobile apps for motivating physical activity participation. I will discuss what social scientific theories for behaviour change have been adopted for designing various features of fitness apps and how effective these features are in terms of increasing actual physical activity and reducing body dissatisfaction.

English

Dr Guanxiong HUANG

Email: g.huang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5967

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/com

Department of Media and Communication Dr Nancy DAI Technology and Relational Communication

Technology plays an important part in how we initiate and maintain relationships in contemporary society—Just think about the number of text messages you exchange with your friends and family every day, and how you constantly browse Facebook for status updates of people around you. But are you aware that when relational communication is mediated by technology, it changes the way we interact and the effects that result from this process? This talk will address the implications of technology on relational communication by describing three theoretical perspectives. It will help you reflect on your relational communication in a more critical way and prepare you to become more effective users of communication technology for relational purposes. The talk lasts around 1.5 hours.

English

Dr Nancy DAI

Email: nancy.dai@cityu.edu.hk
Phone: 3442-5966

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/com

Department of Media and Communication Mr Sunny CHAN Creativity in Communication

This talk discusses the creative techniques used in communication media such as photos and videos. Some examples of students’ work will be presented.

English / Cantonese

Mr Sunny CHAN

Email: singchan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5771

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/com

Department of Linguistics and Translation Dr MAI Ziyin Maggie Bilingual babies and their linguistic world

How do human babies learn language? What are the special challenges faced by babies who are learning different languages at the same time? How can they succeed? What would make them fail? This talk will introduce the fundemantals of language acquisition and early bilingual development, with a special focus on multilingual children in Hong Kong.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua

Dr MAI Ziyin Maggie

Email: ziyinmai@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6426

Department of Linguistics and Translation Dr LUN Suen Caesar Linguistics for a better tomorrow
語言學讓明天更美好

We will talk about what linguistics studies and how we can apply this scientific study of language to make smart applications that help shape a better world. Language is the basic communication tool used by all members of a society. We learn, think and advance using language. In the big data era, where most of the data are in the form of language, definitely linguists can find more applications to work on. Let us explore them together.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua

Dr LUN Suen Caesar

Email: ctslun@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8791

Department of Public Policy Dr Lawrence YUNG Ethics and Public Policy

This talk examines how ethics are relevant in formulating and evaluating public policies.

Cantonese

Dr Lawrence YUNG

Email: sayung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4890

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Public Policy Dr Bill TAYLOR Workers and Revolutions

Workers have shaped modern society just as much as money, entrepreneurs and governments. Their organisations have helped shape the modern world, from maintaining the status quo through to sparking revolutionary change. This lecture will take an excursion around the world looking at some of the was such change or continuity occurs.

English

Dr Bill TAYLOR

Email: sabill@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9612

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Public Policy Dr WANG Jun Smart cities in globalisation: transnational infrastructures and mobility of the new economy

This is about the smart cities development at the global scale and the new economic landscape in the making.

The booming knowledge-based economy has nurtured a growing number of startups, small business and with them, a new distributed way of production, all of which requires infrastructures networks to connect firms, cities and regions. These infrastructures entail both hard infrastructures for mobility of human capitals and soft infrastructures for mobilities of information, the design of which largely affects how production and consumption are coordinated. As such, urban landscape is no more patterned upon conventional bounded zones, but patterned upon networks and nodes for an increasingly fluid way of work and life.

English

Dr WANG Jun

Email: june.wang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8707

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Public Policy Professor YIP Ngai-ming Why Housing in Hong Kong is so Unaffordable

An overview of the housing system in Hong Kong, the factors that make housing so expensive and some thoughts on possible solutions.

English / Cantonese

Professor YIP Ngai-ming

Email: sayip@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9366

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Public Policy Professor YIP Ngai-ming Why we still have sub-divided units and what to do with them?

Reviewing why sub-divided units exist so extensively in Hong Kong and whether the policy now is able to eradicate SDU in the future.

English / Cantonese

Professor YIP Ngai-ming

Email: sayip@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9366

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Public Policy Dr TANG Man-to Animal Welfare and Managment in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, many animals are bred and bought because people like to spend part of their free time with them, and meanwhile, many are spread out over various areas of Lantau Island and the New Territories. This talk gives an overview of animal laws and policies in Hong Kong regarding both “companion animals” and “wild animals”, and discusses the moral status of animals in general by reflecting both human-animal relationships, and how humans should treat animals. As such, measures on the protection of animal rights and welfare implemented by the authorities at present will be critically examined.

English / Cantonese

Dr TANG Man-to

Email: manttang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8744

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pol

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dr Jerf YEUNG Family Violence and Family Issues

Family violence and its influence on children.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua

Dr Jerf YEUNG

Email: jerf.yeung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9989

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/ss

Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dr CHEN Hui-fang General Psychology

Examples of psychological studies from different areas of psychology and careers of psychology graduates.

English / Putonghua

Dr CHEN Hui-fang

Email: hfchen@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2972

Website:
https://www.cityu.edu.hk/ss