Spring 2010: Public Course: Understanding China and the Media

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: http://jmsc.hku.hk/ppc/qiangang10

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:  http://jmsc.hku.hk/ppc/

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