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More than 20 experts in Chinese art and culture converged on CityU to discuss modernity and modern Chinese art at an international symposium and exhibition.
Ten distinguished writers and scholars from across the Strait and overseas tackled these questions at a symposium held 22-23 June entitled “Cultural Traditions and Chinese Creative Writing.
The "International Conference on Translation, Literature, and Cross-Cultural Understanding" co-sponsored by CityU's Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics and Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies was held on 22 and 23 April.
The Selection Committee of the University of Toronto's Alexander Lectures chose Zhang Longxi, Director of CityU's Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, to deliver the Lectures under the theme "Textual Encounters/Cultural Encounters".
CityU's Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies held an international conference on pre-modern Asian and European law court cultures, 8-10 October.
Some of the world's leading experts on Islam from Australia, the US, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, the UK and Singapore joined Hong Kong scholars at City University from 28 November to 1 December 2002 for the first large-scale symposium on Islam held in Hong Kong and the first worldwide comparative discussion of Islam in Southeast Asia and China. "Islam in Southeast Asia and China
The first large-scale conference on Islam held in Hong Kong and the first worldwide comparative discussion of Islam in Southeast Asia and China was held at CityU from 28 November to 1 December.
The Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies played host to a two-day conference in September on China's deep and longstanding association Israel and Jewish people.
ThinkTo further promote research on cultural interactions between the East and the West, the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, in cooperation with City University of Hong Kong Press, plans to publish a cross-cultural study series. With CCCS Director, Professor Zhang Longxi, as the chief editor, the series will consist of significant historical documents as well as original insightful writings on cultural interactions between China and the West.
Matteo Ricci, the Jesuit missionary who visited China during the late Ming Dynasty, died almost four hundred years ago. However, the legendary figure in the history of cultural exchanges between China and the West has remained fascinating to scholars around the world and is the subject of numerous essays and books.

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