March-May, 2010 – Apply now for this eight session course by Qian Gang, veteran journalist and noted author, in Putonghua.

錢鋼 Qian Gang, photo by Cedric Sam (JMSC)

錢鋼 Qian Gang, photo by Cedric Sam (JMSC)

All HKU colleagues, students and alumni are welcome to enrol.
This course will give an overview of the development of contemporary Chinese society through studies of the news media.

Qian is currently co-Director of the China Media Project at the JMSC, and the former managing editor of Southern Weekend. He is also one of the founders of China Central Television’s News Probe, a weekly investigative news magazine that attracts 20 million viewers.

Qian’s award-winning book, The Great China Earthquake, an account of the earthquake that struck Tangshan in north China in 1976, is required reading for Hong Kong secondary school students. For course details and enrolment please visit:

This course is organised by the Project for Public Culture, a pioneering project dedicated to enhancing public cultural life in Hong Kong and Greater China.

Major events in the past include Professor Leo Lee’s Humanities Now lecture-series, book launch on Eileen Chang‘s autobiographical novel Little Reunion and the establishment of HK$1 million Eileen Chang Memorial Scholarship, outreach and press support for Creative Commons Hong Kong.

The PPC has contributed to knowledge transfer from the University to the community through public courses, lectures and seminars.  For details please view the newly created website:

The Project for Public Culture is sponsored by the  Azalea (1972) Endowment Fund and HKU Culture and Humanities Fund.

12 March 2010

Spring 2010: Public Course: Understanding China and the Media

March-May 2010 - Applications are now open for this eight session course conducted by veteran journalist and noted author Qian Gang in Putonghua.
10 March 2010

March 12: The Politics of Private TV Channel Ownership in Bangladesh

Lecturer: Abdur Razzaque Khan PhD candidate at the JMSC, and assistant professor at the Department of Communication and Journalism of the University of Chittagong (Bangladesh), Abdur Razzaque Khan, will talk this Friday about the Politics […]
8 March 2010

March 9: Public Lecture – Media Pluralism: Threats and Risks

Lecturer: Peggy Valcke The JMSC will host a public lecture on media pluralism and how to measure threats and risks against it, on Tuesday, March 9 from 4-6pm in the Foundation Chamber, Eliot Hall, HKU. […]
28 February 2010

March 8: Public Seminar: Critical Writing in H.K.

Muse Magazine Critic-in-Residence Christian Caryl will speak in a panel discussion at the Fringe Club Studio on Monday, March 8 run jointly by Muse Magazine and the JMSC. He will be joined on stage by […]
24 February 2010

Feb 26: Seminar: Reporting the Sichuan Earthquake

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the press coverage of the Sichuan earthquake. The seminar Media Reporting and Risk Communication During and After the Wenchuan Earthquake in China will be given by JMSC Research […]
22 January 2010

CMP Talk: Chen Ping on Chinese politics and the missing individual

If we tightened the focus on our mental microscopes, dropping through the broad strokes of Chinese history and politics, and through the thicket of foreign aggression — would it then be possible to locate the […]
14 December 2009

Leo Lee: Garden in the City

Professor Leo Lee Ou-fan (李歐梵) gave the final talk of his Humanities Now: Perspectives Across Cultures series this Friday. Garden in the City focused on architecture and the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District. […]
9 December 2009

Surviving the Media “Earthquake”

Reginald Chua, Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post (SCMP), and Sheila Coronel, Director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, spoke to about 40 students attending Vaudine England’s final Freelance Journalism class of the semester.