The conference cum reunion banquet organized by the Department of History, CUHK, provided a good opportunity to gather staff, alumni and friends of the Department.
The opening ceremony of the conference was officiated by Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Dean of Faculty of Arts, CUHK, followed by welcoming remarks from Prof. Yip Hon-ming, Chair of the Department of History. The conference keynote was a video speech delivered by Prof. Yu Ying-shih, former President of New Asia College and distinguished historian.
Forty-four distinguished specialists and scholars from the US, Europe, Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong were invited to moderate discussions and present papers. The conference lasted for two days in 11 sessions on themes relating to history and historiography of CUHK, the history of Ming-Qing China, China and the world, the history of Hong Kong and Macau, the history of modern and contemporary China, the history of China foreign relations and world history. Over hundred participants, including local scholars in history disciplines, staff and students of the Department attended the event.
Over 160 staff, alumni and friends of the Department joined the reunion banquet at Chung Chi College Staff Club on December 10. The organizing committee also invited former staff members and old friends of the Department back to the University to share good memories of the Department.