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Staffing Arrangements on University Holiday on Lunar New Year’s Eve

The following staffing arrangements for the University holiday on Lunar New Year’s Eve will apply on 15 February 2018. Departments/units should arrange for skeleton staff to be on duty on this morning to handle urgent matters and enquiries. Offices will be closed in the afternoon. Skeleton staff (Terms [B] or [C]) on duty on this morning will be given compensation off of half a day.

For essential service units such as the University Health Service, the University Library, the operations team of the Information Technology Services Centre, the Security Office, the Transport Office, and the Estates Management Office, adequate workforce should remain on duty to provide basic services.

Source: CUHK Newsletter, no. 509/510 [19 December 2017],



Briefing Session for Summer Internship Programme 2018

The Department of History has organised the Summer Internship Programme for its students since 2000. For the current year, 15 partner organisations in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Taiwan, which include government departments, publishers and museums, offer over 30 intern positions to History full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students (including the MA Programme in Comparative and Public History). The application deadline is 9 March 2018. Please visit https://www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/intern_application.html or attend the following briefing session to learn more about this programme.

Date: 28 February 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

For enquiry, please call Miss Tsang at 3943 7117.


Upcoming Events

Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2017–18

Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2017–18 will be held in March 2018. Professor Geoffrey G. JONES, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History of Harvard Business School and Faculty Chair of the School’s Business History Initiative, has been invited as the guest speaker to deliver two public lectures.

1 March 2018 (Thursday)
First Lecture
The Evolution of Green Business in a Historical Perspective
Date : 1 March 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 5:00pm–6:30pm
Venue : Cho Yiu Conference Hall
G/F, University Administrative Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Moderator : Prof. David FAURE
Wei Lun Research Professor of History
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2 March 2018 (Friday)
Second Lecture
What Can Business History Tell Us About the Future of Globalization?
Date : 2 March 2018 (Friday)
Time : 7:00pm–8:30pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre
G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Moderator: Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Dean, Faculty of Arts
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lectures will be conducted in English.

Admission is free; reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please
– Register online at www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2018_HBC/
– Call at 3943 8541

For more information, please visit www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2018_HBC/ or www.hkpl.gov.hk

Organisers: Department of History, CUHK; Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK; MA Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK; Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department


The next issue of this newsletter will be published on 26 February 2018.
Greetings from the Department of History.
We wish you and your family a prosperous Year of the Dog!
Gongxi gongxi!


For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department,
please email your articles in both Chinese and English to chanfiona@cuhk.edu.hk by 4:00pm every Tuesday.

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