Dean of Students' Tea Series
How to Achieve a Fruitful Postgraduate Life?
Distinguished Guests: Prof. Jin Hong Gang (Dean of FAH) & Prof. David Pong (College Master of CKYC)
Prof. Jin Hong Gang is Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics and the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University of Macau. Before joining the University of Macau, Prof. Jin served for 25 years as a William R. Kenan Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Hamilton College, a top-ranked liberal arts institution in the US.
After receiving her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Jin joined Hamilton College in 1989. Her primary research interests include cognitive processing of languages, first and second language acquisition, learning theories, language and culture, input, interaction, and output analyses, foreign language education, and teacher development. In the last 27 years of her career, she has published 4 books on language acquisition, 4 sets of textbooks for CFL learners, and numerous research articles in professional and referred journals on second language acquisition and learning theories.
Prof. Jin was named the 1998 CASE National Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year. She also received Hamilton’s 1963 Award of Teaching Excellence in 1996. In 2013 she was the recipient of NCOLCTL Walton Lifetime Achievement Award. She was selected as the recipient of CLTA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
Prof. David Pong comes to UM from the University of Delaware in the United States. He earned his B.A. Hons. and PhD degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. Apart from the University of Delaware, he has taught at the University of London, Australian National University, Princeton University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His field of study is the modern history of China, from c. 1800 to the early part of the 20th century. At Delaware, he founded and directed the Asian Studies Program, the study abroad program in China, and had served as the Chair of the History Department. His publications include three books, 5 edited books, and more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, essays, as well as numerous encyclopedia entries. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the definitive, 4-volume Encyclopedia of Modern China, which receives the American Library Association’s Dartmouth Medal Honorable Mention for a reference work published in 2009. Among his many honours are an American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship, the Australian National University’s Institute of Advanced Studies Research Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence award, and the "Asianist Award" given by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Association for Asian Studies for his life-long contributions to scholarship and service to the profession. Active in education reforms, he had served on the State of Delaware Social Studies Curriculum Framework Commission, the General Education reform in tertiary education in Hong Kong, among others. He has recently been appointed Overseas Senior Research Fellow at the Modern History Research Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. Pong actively engages in sports activities and once upon a time played a mean game of squash, tennis, table tennis, and many other games. He also enjoys board games – chess, bridge, weiqi, etc. – and loves music. An evening in the symphony hall is heaven to him.
It is our great pleasure to have Prof. Jin Hong Gang and Prof. David Pong as distinguished guests of "Dean of Students' Tea Series" to share on "How to Achieve a Fruitful Postgraduate Life":
Date & Time: April 13th, Thursday, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Distinguished Guests: Prof. Jin Hong Gang (Dean of FAH), Prof. David Pong (College Master of CKYC)
Venue: S3-G009 Activity Room, Postgraduate House
Target: Postgraduate students
Light refreshment will be provided.
* Students who attend the WHOLE activity and arrive ON TIME will be given 1 Smart Point!
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