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CLEP Retreat


CLEP Retreat Report


The Chinese Language Enhancement Programme (CLEP) of the School of Chinese held a Retreat on June 26, 2023 (Monday) at the Hong Kong Palace Museum (HKPM), attracting 36 colleagues from different sections of the School. The Retreat aims to provide a great opportunity for colleagues to come together as a team, deepen their understanding of the splendid and rich Chinese history, art and culture, and engage in meaningful discussions about CLEP.


We were honoured to receive three esteemed guests at the Retreat, namely Dr. Louis Ng (HKPM Director), Dr. Daisy Wong (HKPM Deputy Director, Curatorial and Programming) and Dr. George Ma (Head, Learning and Engagement). Dr. Louis Ng delivered a speech to colleagues, introducing the HKPM and current exhibitions on display. As a token of appreciation, Prof. Stephen Chu (Acting Head of School) and Prof. Richard V.N. Simmons (CLEP Programme Director and CLC Director) presented School souvenirs for honorable guests.


Colleagues were offered bilingual guided tours (in Cantonese or Putonghua) to visit Gallery 2, From Dawn to Dusk: Life in the Forbidden City, and a special exhibition at Galley 9 Radiance: Ancient Gold from the Hong Kong Palace Museum Collection and the Mengdiexuan Collection. The tours were informative and engaging, allowing colleagues to explore the life inside the Forbidden City and discover the stories behind the highlighted objects. Colleagues also gained a deeper insight into the exhibits' historical significance and cultural values.


After lunch, CLEP colleagues had a brief yet productive meeting to discuss the critical issues related to teaching and learning. In the afternoon, all colleagues were free to appreciate the exhibits and cultural richness of HKPM at their own pace.


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