To: Current and Newly-Graduated Research Postgraduate Students of School of Chinese, HKU
Online Forum for Research Postgraduate Students (9 Jun)
The School is going to hold an online forum this coming June where you can meet with each other virtually, learn more about useful tips for stress management and mental health and get in touch with our School graduate representatives who will share their job-hunting and working experiences under pandemic situation.
Date: 9 June 2022 (Thu)
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Mode of Delivery: 100% Online (via Zoom)
Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 913 1321 9456
Please refer to the attached event poster and following schedule for detailed information:
Session 1 (16:00-17:00): Practical Methods of Keeping Mental Wellness and Stress Management in view of Pandemics
Guest Speaker 1: Ms. Joyce Li (Psychological Wellbeing Officer of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS)
Joyce works as a Psychological Well-being Officer (PWO) at Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) Section of Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS). PWO will provide Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a collaborative approach, to manage low to moderate level of the depression and anxiety of HKU students. She is also experienced in conducting group psychoeducation sessions on relaxation, adjustment anxiety, and sleep difficulties.
In her sharing, Joyce will introduce common psychological difficulties faced by RPg students under pandemics, talk about cycle between cognitions, behaviours, emotions, and physiological symptoms that maintains psychological distress, and share practical tips and resources for mental wellness.
Guest Speaker 2: Dr. Caitlin Chan (Registered Arts Therapist and Post-doctoral Fellow of Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU)
Caitlin is the Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre on Behavioral Health, HKU. She is also a registered arts therapist (AThR) in the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA); and a professional member of the Expressive Arts Therapy Association of Hong Kong (EATAHK). Her research interests mainly focus on holistic wellness and arts-based research. Through the years, she has been actively engaged in arts-based research projects, aiming to enhance the holistic wellbeing of different populations, including children with mental and/or developmental disorders.
In this sharing, you will learn about expressive arts therapy and understand how arts-making process can help relieve stress. You can also practise how to use different art forms (e.g. music, visual art, dance, games, etc.) to express and understand thoughts and feelings.
1) Arts training is NOT required.
2) Comfortable clothing is preferred.
Session 2 (17:00-18:00): Job-hunting and Working Experiences under Pandemics
|Name||Year of Graduation||Current Job Position & Institution||Language|
|Dr. Siu Sai Yau||2014 (MPhil)||Assistant Professor & Academic Advisor, School of Translation and Foreign Languages, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong||English|
|Dr. Sun Siya||2018 (PhD)||Assistant Researcher at Institute of Research, The National Museum of China (NMC)||Putonghua|
|Dr. Yin Shuhui||2020 (PhD)||Editor & Translator, Guangdong Academy of Sciences||Putonghua|
If you wish to attend the forum, online registration (Click HERE) is compulsory beforehand. This is for an initial headcount to prepare well ahead of the event.
Thank you for your kind attention and looking forward to seeing many of you virtually during the event!
Tailor made services help students develop their Chinese language skills
The CLC Chinese Help Desk (CHD) provides UGC-funded students with a variety of services to help them develop their Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The CHD is a valuable opportunity for both local and international students to reinforce what they have learned in Chinese language courses, and to communicate with the teachers on various topics to improve their Chinese proficiency in the various skill areas.
Our tailor-made 1 :1 consultation can provide advice for your classwork, assignments, projects, and papers you’re working on, or tests you are preparing for. You will receive personalized feedback from our Advisors and Peer Consultants for further improvement.
Please book the CHD 1:1 consultation via the link: CHD Online Booking System
Please visit our webpage for more information: Chinese Help Desk
The School of Chinese is offering a brand new elective 6-credit course in the coming semester. CHIN9001 “Digital Communication and Chinese Culture” (please scroll down for Chinese version):
Course Code: CHIN9001
Name of Course: Digital Communication and Chinese Culture (數位傳意與中華文化)
Teaching Year: 2021/22
Course Level: undergraduate-level
Course Credits: 6 credits
Course Schedule: Wednesday 6:30-8:20pm
Course Language: Chinese Language
(supplemented with minimum mandarin and English where suited)
Dr Hayson Liu Shun Hei (廖舜禧博士)
Office: Room 702, 7/F, School of Chinese, Run Run Shaw Tower
Miss Jay Mok Chi Yan (莫芷茵老師)
Office: Room 724, 7/F, School of Chinese, Run Run Shaw Tower
CHIN9001 Digital Communication and Chinese Culture is a course that offers unique learning opportunities for students who are interested in the emerging discipline of Digital Humanities. Bridging Chinese cultures with digital communication, CHIN9001 gives student an overview of the existing digital tools and online platforms that benefits the portrayal and understanding of Chinese cultures. Students are encouraged to communicate, present and share their knowledge and experience related to Chinese cultures through digital tools and online media/platforms – this process of applying digital skills on the portrayal of Chinese culture will allow student to critically evaluate the relationship between technology and culture.
The course will also cover communication-intensive skills such as digital literacy, visual literacy, oral literacy, and written literacy. Particularly for digital and visual literacy, both are tthe emphasis of the course since students are encouraged to learn digital/ multimedia skills such as vlogging, microfilming, video-editing, website-making, communicative software/social media to communicate their knowledge on Chinese cultures.
Apart from traditional Chinese cultural elements, popular topics such as digital art, ArtTech, NFTs, meme culture and social media algorithms will be discussed to enhance students’ understanding of the market landscape of digital initiatives in the conveyance of Chinese culture. Students can develop their digital/online/multi-mode communication skills via digital media and online platforms and innovate their learning experience.
The infrastructure that supports students’ direct experience of Chinese culture will be provided by the School of Chinese’s ongoing experiential and cultural exchange activities. Enrolled students will be provided abundant opportunities to demonstrate their acquisition of digital skills, and they are expected to learn beyond the traditional methodology of communication in Chinese context and understand the significance of alternative modes of communication.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
On completing the course, students will be able to:
1. Connect the basic concepts and theories pertaining to Chinese culture and digital communication by means of digital tools;
2. By getting students acquainted with digital communication skills such as photo essay, vlog, website-making, digital media and social engagement sites, 3-Dimensional technology, virtual reality and related digital tools, the course seeks to inspire student to critically examine the preservation and conservation of Chinese cultural heritage in Hong Kong/China and other Asian societies using relevant theoretical and practical knowledge over digital trends;
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the phenomenon of multi-modal communication and the need to increase digital literacy in the context of cultural sustainability, and of cultural heritage in contemporary society;
4. Evaluate the significance of technological advancement in altering the development of Chinese cultural heritage in everyday life;
5. Identify and reflect on the relationship between elements of Chinese culture, and to enhance students’ ability to communicate fluently about Chinese culture through digital means.
本課程旨在結合傳統文化與科技，促進數位文化傳意的能力，提升學生對數位媒體的認知及文化傳意的技巧。課程涉獵的數位媒體包括圖像攝影(Photography)、視像影片(Videography)、藝術科技 (Art-Tech) 、文化科技(Culture-Tech)、網絡應用程式(Digital Software) 和社交平台 (Social Media) 等，藉此增進學生對相關文化内容的瞭解和表達。
一、認識中華文化以及數位傳意 (digital communication) 的理論及關係；
二、 熟悉各類與中華文化有關的數位媒體如圖像式論文 (photo essay)、影像日誌 (vlog)、數位互動網站 (interactive website)、數位社交媒體 (digital social media)、三維技術 (3-Dimensional technology) 、虛擬實景(virtual reality) 等；
三、增進學生的媒體素養 (digital literacy) 及多模態 (multi-modality) 的認知；
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