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Public Programme


HKUST Public Humanities Lectures

Venue: Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Enrolment: 139 seats; first come, first served
(Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before each lecture starts)
Fee: Free admission

All lectures will be conducted in Cantonese, unless otherwise specified. The Museum makes no representation concerning the contents of the lectures.


Co-organised by
Hong Kong Museum of History
Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

This is a series of public lectures by the faculty from HKUST to share with the increasingly better educated public in Hong Kong the advanced knowledge in the domain of multidisciplinary humanities, which is for the public, of the public, and by the public.

Date Topic Speaker

30 / 7

Loyal to the Emperor and Fighting the Enemies: Deconstructing Qu Yuan's Image as a Patriotic Poet

Dr Wong Wing Ho

13 / 8

The Essential Teachings of Quanzhen Daoism

Dr Luk Kei Yeung

20 / 8

Joy, Revelation, and Deadlines: The Creative Life of Johann Sebastian Bach (in English)


Professor Matthew Tommasini

10 / 9

Management of Mountain Forests in Guizhou by Ethnic People: Forestry Practices of the Miao in the Qingshui River Region during the 18th and 19th Centuries (in Putonghua)

Professor Christian A Daniels

17 / 9

The Buddha King and the Emperor: Social Change on the Borderland between China and Burma in the 19th Century (in Putonghua)

Professor Ma Jianxiong