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Public Programme


HKUST Public Humanities Lectures

Venue: Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Enrolment: 139 seats; first come, first served.(Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before each lecture starts)
Fee: Free admission

All lectures will be conducted in Cantonese, unless otherwise specified. The Museum makes no representation concerning the contents of the lectures.

Co-organised by
Hong Kong Museum of History
Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This is a series of public lectures by the faculty from HKUST to share with the increasingly better educated public in Hong Kong the advanced knowledge in the domain of multidisciplinary humanities, which is for the public, of the public, and by the public.

Date Topic Speaker

8 / 4

The Meaning of Merit: Civil Service Examination and Office Purchase in Qing China

Professor Lawrence L C Zhang

29 / 4

Dividing the World: German Visions of Global Order after an Axis Victory, 1939–1945
(in English)

Professor Joshua Derman


20 / 5

Hong Kong's Diversity and Internationalization Observed through University Classroom
(in English)

Professor May-yi Shaw


3 / 6

Why Does the Chinese Poetry Reach Its Peak at the Tang Dynasty? - the Inner Relation
between the Flourishing of Chinese Poems and the Chinese Phonology (in Putonghua)

Dr Dechao Li



17 / 6

Indigenous Knowledge, Biodiversity and Development: the Traditional Management of the Ancient Tea Forest on Mt. Jingmai, Yunnan (in Putonghua) (cancelled)

Professor Yuzhong Zhao