Research Centres Research Centres – Research Centre for Chinese History and Culture The Research Centre for Chinese History and Culture brings together expert scholars to study the depth and breadth of Chinese history and culture, covering a wide range of topics from the study of ancient texts, history, literature and philosophy, to arts, religion and social custom. The Centre also aims to deepen the students’ and the general public’s understanding of Chinese culture and to enhance their ability to appreciate the significance of Chinese cultural heritage and the value of Chinese culture to personal life, social harmony and world peace. Activities of the Centre include lecture series and seminars, study tours to cultural sites, and writing for publication on Chinese history and culture. The Centre aspires to be an international hub for young scholars of sinology and the study of Chinese history and culture. Currently the Centre is headed by its founding Director, Professor Chu Hung-lam, with Professor Chen Lai of Tsinghua University and Professor Michael Nylan of the University of California at Berkeley being its Advisors. A full list of members of the Centre can be found on CIHK webpage. Research Projects Research Centre – Research Centre for Chinese Language Teaching The Centre facilitates research activities that support the teaching of Chinese language, including exploration of pedagogical theories for Chinese language teaching, nourishment and enhancement of language ability, cross-cultural communication, and assessment of language ability. Its programmes include research projects, lectures and conferences, language study and training courses, and production of Chinese language teaching materials and reference books. The vision of the Centre is to make the Confucius Institute of Hong Kong a key research base for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Currently the Centre is headed by its founding Director, Dr Li De-chao, with Professor Cornelius C. Kubler of Williams College, USA, being its Advisor. A full list of members of the Centre can be found on CIHK webpage.