Introduction to STHK Public Events 2014

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Beyond the Song: The Transformation of Local Identity in Hong Kong

Maybe you used to be addicted to those fascinating Cantopop, or you have been moved by those lyrics in the dim light. You would cheer and applaud for the shining pop stars, but have you ever noticed the stories and history behind those songs? During this speech, Professor Stephen Chu will explore the transformation of Hong Kong local identity through Cantopop lyrics written by Hong Kong lyricist since 1970s.

Guest Speaker: Prof. Stephen Chu

Director of the Hong Kong Studies Programme of the University of Hong Kong

Time: April 14th (Monday) 16:00-18:00

Venue: KK202, K. K. Leung Building, HKU

Language: English and Cantonese



From Periphery to Centre: China’s Reform and the Positioning of Hong Kong and Taiwan 

Given their special geographical locations and paths of development, what roles can Hong Kong and Taiwan play to promote the development of politics, culture and civil society in Mainland China? How can the social community and mass media leverage their power on politics and culture in this trend? In this speech, Professor Kuo Jeng-liang will unveil the underlying positive impact of Hong Kong and Taiwan on the future Chinese society by the history of Taiwan democratic movement and Chinese reform.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Kuo Jeng-liang

Time: April 15th (Tuesday) 19:00-21:00

Venue: KK202, K. K. Leung Building, HKU

Language: Mandarin


In Search of New Opportunities in Mainland China and Hong Kong: Sharing by Mr. Jimmy Ng

Mr. Jimmy Ng is the first Hong Kong lawyer registered in Mainland China after CEPA was signed. He has been dedicated to promoting economic cooperation between Hong Kong and Mainland China for the past decade. Mr. Ng will share his stories of working in the business and legal sectors as well as the experiences and skills required for young people to become competitive cross-border leaders.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Jimmy Ng

Vice President,

The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong

Time: April 16th (Wednesday) 14:30-16:00

Venue: KK202, K. K. Leung Building, HKU

Language: Mandarin (talk); Mandarin, English and Cantonese (discussion)


Beyond Gastronomic Imaginations: Chinese Food, Land and Ethnicity

We can hardly imagine how many stories are behind the food we eat, which are associated with the history, the land and the people. How can we explore the cultural legacy beyond gustatory senses, and unravel the mysteries of peoples and land? In this speech, Professor Wu Yen-Ho (David) from the University of Hawaii will take us on an amazing journey of Chinese eating cultures around the globe, telling tales from anthropological perspectives.

Guest Speaker:Prof. David Wu

Anthropologist from The University of Hawaii

Time: April 17th (Thursday) 19:00-21:00

Venue: KK202, K. K. Leung Building, HKU

Language: English (talk); English, Mandarin and Cantonese (discussion)


Strait Talk Hong Kong 2014: Closing Ceremony & Achievements Exhibition

Time: April 18th (Friday) 16:30-18:30

Venue: CPD 1.21, Centennial Campus, HKU

Language: Mandarin