Maritime Silk Road Society (MSRS) and Savantas Liberal Arts Academy (SLAA) are organising the Museum Tour on “Digital Dunhuang” Exhibition. The exhibition presents the the Dunhuang Caves, known as a vast repository of Buddhist art and acclaimed as an “Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages”, via modern digital technology.

Event Details & Registration:

https://goo.gl/forms/C9GgOfQ3tKz4nVd72

Date and Time 
Date: 23 February, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Abstract
According to the traditional Chinese calendar, year 2018 is the year of the dog. Dogs can be found everywhere throughout the history of China. The lecturer would use Chinese classics and related ancient artefacts to explain the roles played by the dogs in our past.

Speaker
Mr. Francis Li
Academic Director of Savantas Liberal Arts Academy
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Britain & Ireland

Venue
Flats A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Target
General Public

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese

Tuition
Free

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the content of this course outline.

Political observers in the US see Trump’s presidency as ushering in a ‘post-truth’ age, one in which tweeted accusations and colorful ‘alternative facts’ take the place of reasoned debate. So what can artists do about it, if they fear threats to democracy, civil rights, or the environment? After all, the forces they are opposing use in exaggeration, misinformation, fantasy and jingoism, just like political art has always done. But perhaps this challenge is also an opportunity.

Date:  5 Jan 2018
Time: 6:45 – 8:15pm
Venue: Room A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Language of Instruction: English
Details: https://www.uchicago.hk/events/the-age-of-trump-and-what-art-can-do-about-it3/
Registration: https://goo.gl/anUWT6

The lecture was successfully held on 5 Jan, these are the highlights of the night. Thank you for your support:

 

Date and Time 
Date: 8 December, 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Abstract
In 1296, Zhou Daguan was sent by the Yuan court as an envoy to the Khmer Empire (now Cambodia) and he stayed in the capital city, Angkor, for a year. Intrigued by Angkor’s geography, religion and customs, he wrote the 8500-word book “Customs of Cambodia” after returning to China. The speaker will illustrate the history of Angkor city and the diplomatic interactions between the Yuan court and the Khmer Empire through Zhou Daguan’s writings, along with pictures and artefacts.

Instructor
Mr. Francis Li
Academic Director of Savantas Liberal Arts Academy
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society of Britain & Ireland
B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue
Flats A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Target
General Public

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese

Tuition
Free

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the content of this course outline.

 

 

Date and Time 
Date: 6 December, 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Abstract
Arguments on political reform, strained relationship between Mainland and Hong Kong, filibustering in the LegCo etc… Political arguments in Hong Kong seem endless. Where can we find the solution to end this political turmoil? Can we find our way from political theories? Dr. Derek Yuen will discuss the theoretical basis for Pro-establishment Centralist politics to set a footing in Hong Kong politics and the current development of it. Dr. Derek Yuen is an Honorary Assistant Professor of the Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong and a lecturer of the Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This seminar is free of charge. Anyone interested in this topic are welcome to join.

Instructor
Dr. Derek Yuen
Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong
Lecturer, Master of Social Science in Global Political Economy Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
PhD in Strategic Studies, The University of Reading

Venue
Flats A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Target
General Public

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese

Tuition
Free

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the content of this course outline.

 

Date and Time 

Date: 20 October, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Abstract 

Looking into Hong Kong history books, it is no wonder to find out that the authority of the governor was limited by the opinions of a union of British merchants, led by Jardine Matheson. In fact, the Dutch, British and French East Company and business Hongs, like Jardines and Dent &Co., could not only exert their influence on the local governors, but also as a whole on Eurasia logistics and politics.

This seminar will discuss the 7-years war between Britain and France (1756-1763), the Thirteen Hongs in Guangzhou and opium trade and the political and business tycoon, the Jardines/ Keswicks family. Trade has always been a catalyst of wealth, but also of conflicts. Facing the present world where trade is becoming more widespread and inter-connected, it is therefore appropriate to see what this part of history can teach us.

Instructor

Mr. Roger Wu Ho Chi (an experienced senior secondary school history teacher with research interest in South East Asia)

Master of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Hong Kong University
B.A. in History, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Venue
Meeting Room, Flats A-B, 11/F, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Target

General Public

Medium of Instruction
Cantonese

Tuition
Free

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

Application Deadline: 3 October, 2017 (Tuesday)

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the content of this course outline.

The concluding infographic of the lecture:

 

The China Unicom (Hong Kong) Global Center in Tseung Kwan O is by far the largest and most advanced cloud data center established by Chinese telecom operators outside the Mainland. The Maritime Silk Road Society and the Savantas Liberal Arts Academy have specially arranged to give participants an idea of the latest developments in data centers and how Hong Kong can play the role of the information hub in the Belt and Road Initiative. The tour will include a visit to the control room of the data center and a briefing and discussion session with Unicom’s representatives.

Eligibility:   Members of the Maritime Silk Road Society and Students / Alumni of the Savantas Liberal Arts Academy

Date:            12 August 2017 (Saturday)

Time:           3:00pm – 5:00pm (gather at 2:30pm at B1 Exit, Tseung Kwan O MTR Station)

Language:   Cantonese

Place of Visit:  19 Chun Wang Street, Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Sai Kung, N.T.

Meeting Point:  Tseung Kwan O MTR Station ( B1 Exit Ground Floor)

Fee:             HK$50

Payment Method:       Cash or Cheque payable to “Maritime Silk Road Society” , please write down the event name “Data Center tour” and the participant’s name, delivered by mail or in person to Flat A~B, 11th Floor, China Overseas Building, 139 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

If you are interested, please fill out the online form https://goo.gl/forms/j87jiMNbGI7B2U2N2 and make the payment on or before August 1 (Tuesday).  Places are limited and registration will be confirmed with full payment on a first-come-first-served basis.

The visit was held successfully on 12 August. These are the highlights of the day. Thank you for your support.

In order to enhance students’ understanding of tea culture, Savantas Liberal Arts Academy is organizing a visit to a tea house. The details are as follows:

Date
25 March 2017 (Saturday)

Time
11:00AM – 1:00PM

Name of Tea House
木+木  IDG concept 

Address
Flat 6, 3/F, Fook Keung Industrial Building, 66-68 Tong Mi Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Activity Fee
The activity fee is $50. After students have confirmed the activity, a place will be reserved.

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the contents of this outline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Culture from HKDSE Perspective 

Date & Time 

First Talk: Chinese Culinary Concept  11/3/2017 (SAT) 4:00PM-5:30PM

Second Talk: Chinese Traveling Concept  18/3/2017 (SAT) 4:00PM-5:30PM

Activity Introduction 

The instructor will take HKDSE exam questions as examples to illustrate the relation between Chinese culinary concept and insights for life and to explore how Chinese poets sought meanings of life from traveling, thus enhancing students’ Chinese Writing skills.

Instructor 

Mr. C.H. Lai

B.A. University of Hong Kong, experienced Chinese teacher

 

 

Details of Practical Chinese Learning Talks:

Venue 
Office B, 5/F, Gaylord Commercial Building, 114&118 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Target Audience 
Secondary School Students

Medium of Instruction 
Cantonese

Application
Please submit your registration here. Seats are limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the contents of this outline.

 

Co-organized with The University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong and supported by Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Date: 1 March, 2017

Time: 18:30 – 20:15

Venue: The Hong Kong Management Association, Rm 302, 3/F, Pico Tower, 66 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Program Rundown:

  • 18:30 – 18:45 Registration
  • 18:45 – 18:55 Welcome and Introduction
  • 18:55 – 19:45 Talk by Ted Fishman
  • 19:40 – 20:15 Discussion/ Q&A

How do global population shifts change every important relationship we have, personally, economically and geopolitically?

Using an interactive discussion format with Ted Fishman, an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, we will explore how the aging of the world’s population and the worldwide trend toward smaller families drive globalization and change our most important relationships.

Speaker: Ted C. Fishman

Moderator: Brian Tsui, MBA’11, Director, DetourGuy Limited

About the Speaker

Ted C. Fishman is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and former derivatives trader. His books have been published in 27 languages and over 50 foreign editions. His essays and reports also appear in many of the world’s most prominent publications.

Fishman has been a fellow at the think tank for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Longevity. He has also been faculty director and lecturer with programs for global executives through Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

For more details and for registration, please visit: https://www.uchicago.hk/page/old-world-long-lives-small-families-scary-or-brilliant

SLAA reserves the right to change or modify the contents of this outline.