30 April, 2014
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Lingnan University has established the “AR Charitable Foundation Scholarship Scheme” for Risk and Insurance Management students in recognition of the generous donation of an earmarked amount of at least HK$10 million from AR Charitable Foundation Limited.

Seven Lingnan University students have produced a video for the Police Community Relations Office to help young people tackle naked chat blackmail. Using a light-hearted approach and youth slang, the video has been shown to secondary school students during a presentation.

Please click HERE for the talk

Mr Chung Wai-ping, Chairman of Tao Heung Group, was invited to speak on “Challenges of Modernisation for Traditional Service Industries” at the CGCC Forum held on 3 April.

About 130 alumni participated in the “Lingnanians’ Night” held on 25 April at the Serenade Chinese Restaurant, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsimshatsui.

Please click HERE for video shots.

A farewell reception was organised by the Office of Mainland and International Programmes of Lingnan University for more than 120 incoming exchange students and non-local final year scholarship recipients on 28 April.

On 27 April, Lingnan University Alumni Volunteer Team and 40 members of Wai Ji Christian Service participated in the “Djembe with Me!” activity, learning how to play “djembe” at the Music Farm.

The Second Lingnan University Service-Learning Student Association (SLSA) organised the “Bring LOVE Back Home” activity on 14-16 April to encourage students to express love and care to their relatives by writing letters.

Following the success in the past three years, the Hong Kong Professionals & Senior Executives Association (HKPASEA) and Lingnan University continue to join hands to organise the fourth Leadership Mentoring Programme (LMP) this year. The kick-off Ceremony was held on 12 April.

Support “One Person One Book” Scheme to show your love for parents and Lingnan.

Awards and people

At the Lingnan University Awards Presentation Ceremony 2014 on 14 April, 585 awards and scholarships totalling about HK$11 million were presented to 390 students in recognition of their outstanding academic and personal achievements.

Prof Sophia Law of Lingnan’s Department of Visual Studies has received a Merit of Certificate under the Non-School Division of Award for Arts Education at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council Awards 2013.

A team of three Lingnan ICAC Ambassadors won two awards in the “i-Relay” Youth Integrity Project organised by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Sarah Song Yang, Social Sciences Year-one student, has been awarded the second runner-up prize of the AIA Quest for Champion Communicator Contest 2014 – Pearl River Delta (PRD) Round and won the sixth place in the national final.

ZeShan Foundation awarded 20 scholarships on 29 April to support Lingnan students going on exchange in mainland China or overseas for one semester in the academic year 2014/15.

Lingnan University has won Gold Award in the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme for the second consecutive year.

Lingnan students have achieved remarkable results at recent rowing and judo tournaments.

Hall F was the champion of the President’s Cup 2013/14 of Lingnan University. The Prize Presentation Ceremony was held on 31 March.

Research and academic activities
Please click HERE for video shots and HERE for the sharing session (in Putonghua).

Su Tong’s best-known novella Wives and Concubines, adapted by director Zhang Yimou to make the film Raising the Red Lantern, had marked a “revolution” in his writing style. At the Lingnan University Writer-in-residence 2014 public seminar “From Raising the Red Lantern to The Oriole” on 10 April, he told the audience that the change had been triggered by some ridicule of a colleague on his editorial team.

“Fiction, as a literary form, is the best vehicle of heterotopia that offers us a different perspective of understanding the reality,” said Mr Chan Koon-chung at his seminar “From Utopia to Uchronia” at Lingnan University on 3 April.

An art exhibition entitled “New Hong Kong Art: Contemporary Inspirations” was held at the Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery on 23-28 April, displaying artworks by Visual Studies students at Lingnan who completed the courses “Western Art – Romanticism to Modernism” and “Contemporary Drawing”.

Visual Studies students at Lingnan are organising the first Art Wall Exhibition from 7 April to 30 September to showcase more than 150 photos of the blue sky collected by creative artist Teresa Leung. A launch ceremony was held on 7 April.

On 7 April, full-time traveller Ng Mun-mun shared with students her 215-day travel to Tibet, Nepal and India.


Selected student papers of the course “Myth in Literature”, taught by Prof Grace Lau Yin-ping of the Department of Chinese, Lingnan University, have been compiled into a new book entitled Deity, Worship and Culture: A Collection of Essays on Myth in Literature. Launch briefings were held on 29 March and 19 April.

Upcoming events

More information on upcoming activities available at https://www.ln.edu.hk/events