Preserving the Cultural Riches of Cantopop
Professor Chu’s contributions (to Cantopop studies) earned him “The Spirit of Culture Award” at The 7th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards 2019.
Expanding Access to Financial Protection
Justice should rely on universal participation and should be accessible to all.
Sustainable Solutions for Hong Kong’s Villages
Hong Kong is one of the world’s greatest cities. Less well-known is that there are also 600 villages in Hong Kong, mostly in the New Territories and outlying islands. Over the decades many have been abandoned or become rundown as villagers moved overseas and young people left to seek better jobs. One of the more established ones is Lai Chi Wo, a Hakka village in a remote valley in north-eastern New Territories, has still suffered from years of neglect after many villagers gave up farming and migrated to the UK in the 1950s. As part of an ongoing project through the Policy for Sustainability Lab under the Centre for Civil Society and Governance at the University of Hong Kong since 2013, a programme supported by HSBC, villagers are being encouraged to return to Lai Chi Wo to revitalise the village so that it will survive for future generations.
Turning STEM into STEAM through Music
A project to cross music with engineering by having youngsters design and build musical instruments is helping insert the ‘A is for Arts’ into STEM education.
Poetry in Translation: Bringing Chinese Poetry to English-speaking Audiences
We are changing the reputation that Hong Kong has as a centre of culture, and of how poets and writers think of Hong Kong.
Using 3D Mapping to Plan More Sustainable Cities
For the first time large and complex 3D multi-level pedestrian-built environment like Sheung Wan to Wan Chai in Hong Kong are amenable to walkability predictive analysis.
Shedding Light on the Drugs World
Understanding the set and setting of drug use is critical to assessing a user’s mind set and devising appropriate treatment or sentencing.