GPGC Orientation Day (September 4, 2021)
A group of GPGC students met the first time on campus to attend the GPGC Orientation in a sunny and warm Saturday. Prof. Vivian Zhan, Prof. Tsao King Tao, Dr. Jackson Yeh and Mr. Ivan Choy joined the event physically while Prof. Gunter Schubert and Dr. James Downes attended the real time online gathering.
In the welcoming speech delivered by Prof. Vivian Zhan, GPGC Programme Director, she reminded students to become a person of H.O.P.E., which in simple translation, a person of High aspiration, Open mind, Professional, and Exploration.
The program then followed by greeting and self-introduction of GPGC teachers. Prof. Michel Bonnin also sent his warm remarks to the students via a pre-recorded video. Then, Dr. Brenda Liu, the Programme Manager, gave advice on important academic matters and resources provided by the University. Lastly, teachers and students were assigned to small group to mingle and get to know each other before the start of the academic year.
We wish all GPGC students a healthy and fruitful academic year ahead.
Introduction - New Instructor of GPGC5001 Institution and Reform in Contemporary China
In order to open the horizon of our students, we've invited Professor Gunter Schubert , Chair Professor from University of Tübingen, Germany to be Adjunct Professor of GPA Department and teach one required course, GPGC5001 Institution and Reform in Contemporary China, in Term 1 of 2021/22. Below is a short bio of Prof Schubert:
Gunter Schubert is Professor of Greater China Studies at the Department of Chinese Studies and an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen. He is also the founder and director of the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at this university and holds a position as Associate Research Professor at the Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies (GEAS), Freie Universität Berlin. His research covers local governance and policy implementation in the PRC, the reform of China’s private sector and state-business relations, cross-strait political economy with a focus on Taiwanese entrepreneurs operating in China, and Taiwan domestic politics. Prof. Schubert conducts regular fieldwork in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has published extensively in English, German, French and Chinese. For further details see https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/17231.
GPA50th Anniversary Celebration Banquet (August 15, 2021)
GPA is celebrating its 50th Anniversary!
Our recent graduate and one of awardees of the GPGC Academic Distinction Award 2021, Ms. Yeung Yik Ling and Alumni representative Ms. Zhang Zhuo were invited to join the banquet held at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong on 15 August 2021. Prof. Carlos Lo, Department Head of GPA, started the ceremony by delivering an opening speech that highlighted the history of the GPA Department and the diversity its teachers, students and alumni in terms of value, expertise and profession. During the dinner, Yikling and Zhuo grasped the opportunity to meet with other alumni of GPA and build up social network with guests and participants. It was an enjoyable night for all.
Originally founded in 1970, the Department of Government and Public Administration has gone from strength to strength in nurturing young talents and future leaders in Hong Kong through service in teaching, research and community engagement programmes.
GPGC - MPUP Alumni Day & Career Development Talks (Mar 6, 2021)
GPGC makes every effort in connecting our current students and alumni. We organize Alumni Day and Career Development Talks every year since 2016, and now it has become one of the most memorable traditions of the programme. This year GPGC co-organized the GPGC & MPUP Alumni Day & Career Development Talks with the MSSc Programme in Public Policy (MPUP) in the form of webinar via Zoom on 6 March 2021 (Sat).
Six alumni from the two programmes, including Mr. Luyao LIN (GPGC), Ms. Xinchun WU (GPGC), Mr. Haowen YAN (GPGC), Mr. Dachuan YANG (GPGC), Ms. Yawen YANG (GPGC) and Ms. Emma KUANG (MPUP), were invited to share about their career planning on the Alumni Day. As the alumni are currently working in different fields, ranging from the Internet, Finance, Consumer Goods & Retail, Media, Think Tank to the Government, each of them had shed light on their unique job search experience along with practical tips on preparation for the recruitment process respectively.
In addition to understanding the career prospects in a wide range of sectors, students benefited a great deal from the predecessors’ advice on a growth mindset and attitude which are key qualities to successful career development.
Career Workshop on CV and Cover Letter Writing (Nov 28, 2020)
With the mission to nurture future competent policy professionals and leaders, the TPg Programme Office of the Department of Government and Public Administration (GPA) organized the CV and Cover Letter Writing Workshop in the form of webinar via Zoom exclusively for students of the Department of GPA on 28 November 2020 (Sat), to equip them with the essential job search skills.
WMs. Sharon Wong, an experienced trainer from the Independent Learning Centre (ILC), CUHK was invited to host the Workshop to furnish participants with skills and strategies in preparing their CV and Cover Letter. During the Workshop, participants grasped the opportunity to consult Ms. Wong for her professional advice on polishing their CV and Cover Letter.
GPGC in GPA Biannual Newsletter December 2020, Department of Government and Public Administration
The latest issue of GPA e-newsletter has sharing information about MSSc in GPGC. It is now available here. We hope you enjoy reading. Please stay tuned with us for further programme updates and development.
CUHK GPGC - Admission 2021
Review of applications has already started. Early applications are encouraged.
Applications must be made online. Please visit the website of the Graduate School, CUHK via http://www.gs.cuhk.edu.hk/ for details.
Public Lecture & Admission Consultation Session (December 7, 2020)
GPGC is delighted to invite you to join our Public Lecture and Admission Consultation Session for 2021 Entry.
Time: 2:30pm-5:45pm, 7th December (Monday, Hong Kong)
PART I 2:30-4:30pm Public lecture on「反思新冠疫情——“劇情反轉”與制度比較」(Reflections on the Covid-19 Pandemic: “Plot Twist” and Institutional Comparison) by Prof Qin Hui.
PART II 4:45- 5:45pm Admission Consultation Session for GPGC and MPUP programme (by Prof Zhan Jing and Prof Carlos Lo)
The lecture will be conducted in Putonghua. Please see the attached poster for registration details.
GPGC Orientation Day (August 29, 2020)
GPGC organized an Online Orientation for new students of the 2020 entry on 29 August 2020, which furnished students with important programme information and let them meet the course teachers and their fellow classmates online.
While Prof. Zhan Jing, Prof. Qin Hui, Prof. Tsao King Kwun and Prof. Chow Po Chung attended the real time online gathering and gave welcoming speeches, Prof. Michel Bonnin sent his warm remarks to the students from Paris via a prerecorded video. Despite the fact that the session was organized online via Zoom due to special arrangements in response to COVID-19, teachers and students enjoyed the flexible setting, and grasped the opportunity to exchange ideas.
We wish all GPGC students a healthy and fruitful academic year ahead.
Update From GPGC Alumni
ZHANG Ye (GPGC 2014/15) is just accepted by the world-leading Ph.D. programme in Political Science of MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology and will be relocated from New York to Boston this fall. Congratulations!
“If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem,” this is what ZHANG Ye believes. She described political science as a discipline providing students with holistic education academically and practically. She thanked GPGC for further developing her critical thinking abilities, a spirit of service, and brought her new academic inspiration and linkages, which have had a significant impact on her academic achievements.
GPGC Alumni Day 2020 (Mar. 28)
GPGC strives to make connections between our alumni and students. We organize Alumni Day activities every year since 2016, and now it becomes one of the most memorable tradition of the programme. This year we have two activities as below:
1. Career Talks
We are honored to have alumni from GPGC and MPUP, another taught master programme of the GPA Department to share valuable experience in their careers. The webinar details are as follows:
Date: 28 March 2020 (Saturday)
2. On-line Lecture for GPGC Alumni and Students by Prof. Qin Hui.
Date: 28 March 2020 (Saturday)
Professor Qin is a leading scholar of modern Chinese history and political development and a retired professor of the History Department in Tsinghua University. He is most highly regarded for his pathbreaking comparative study of peasant politics in Russia and China. He is also one of the most influential thinkers on contemporary China.
A Letter For GPGC Families （Nov. 25, 2019）
We are writing to confirm that the CUHK campus in Shatin has resumed operation on November 25, 2019 and all offices are now functioning as normal. However, please be aware that the University Station of MTR remains closed. Thus, the best way to access our campus is by public bus service (to the University Station bus exchange or the entrances on Tai Po Road), private car or taxi. Only the main entrance on Tai Po road is open to vehicles. Please be sure to bring your CU Link card or alumni card when you visit campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us before your visit.
Furthermore, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the entire GPGC family for your understanding and support during the past few weeks. Universities are places nurturing new generations and new ideas. Throughout history, quite some renowned universities, such as UC Berkeley and Peking University, have contributed to or been involved in social movements of their times. They have survived and thrived afterwards. We trust that CUHK has full intellectual and organizational capacity to handle its challenges. We also believe that GPGC will continue to grow and make its unique contributions to enhancing the communication and mutual understanding among the educated young people in Greater China areas.
Public Lecture (31-10-2019, Thursday)
Public Lecture (Oct.3rd, Thursday)
GPGC Orientation Day (Sep. 7, 2019)
Programme Information Seminar For Mainland Undergraduates
Alumni Homecoming & Career Development Day 2019
Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program 2019/20
(Application Deadline: 31 January 2019)
Students are eligible for the AFLSP if they are:
Dean’s List 2017-18
Invitation: Prof. Qin Hui’s Talk On The Great Cultural Revolution (Nov. 26)
Application For Admission 2019/20
GPGC Orientation Day (Sep. 1 2018)
Prof. Carlos Lo, Prof. Qin Hui, Prof. Li Lianjiang, Prof. Michel Bonnin and Dr. Li Hak-yin attended the gathering and gave warm welcoming speeches. This year Luo Hanning, Wang Xichen and Zhu Xinrong were granted “Government and Politics (Greater China) Scholarship.” Please click here for the photos of that day.
GPGC Welcomes New Teaching Staff
GPGC welcomes Prof. Qinhui to its staff for the 2018-19 academic year. Prof. Qin Hui is a full professor retired from the Department of History, Tsinghua University and one of the leading historian and public intellectuals in China. Prof. Qin started from writing on Ming and Qing agriculture, and since has expanded to contemporary issues ranging from politics to economics and philosophy. He has published numerous scholarly books, which include among others 《走出帝制：從晚清到民國的歷史回望》、《農民社會與農民文化研究》、《田園詩與狂想曲：關中模式與前近代社會的再認識》、《經濟轉軌與社會公正》、《農民中國：歷史反思與現實選擇》、《傳統十論：本土社會的制度、文化及其變革》、《十年滄桑：東歐諸國的經濟社會轉軌與思想變遷》（all published in Chinese）.
Alumni Day & Career Talk 2018
Updates Of Our Teaching Staff
New Admission Deadline For 2018/19 Intake
Guest Lecture: Mr. Busby GPGC5003
Attending Seminar On Mainland-HK Relations (Nov. 6)
Visiting Phoenix Television (October 21 2017)
GPGC Orientation And Academic Consultation Was Conducted On Sep. 2 2017
Alumni Day 2017
Dean’s List 2016-17
Scholarships Have Been Set Up For Excellent Applicants And Graduates!
Congratulations to Xinyao, Li Mi, Yuxuan and Yongshi! Please click here for photos.
Orientation Day (Sep. 1, 2016)
GPGC Alumni Day 2016
- Student Life
- GPA 50th Anniversary Celebration
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