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5th Anniversary Lecture cum High Table Dinner

March 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please be reminded that the upcoming Lap-Chee College 5th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture cum High Table Dinner will be held on Monday, 19th March 2018. Dr. Susan Whitfield will give a Lecture in the title of “Many Belts and Many Roads: Dunhuang and Our Understanding of China on the Silk Road”. Please note the registration time is earlier than usual.

The details are as below:

Date        :       Monday, 19th March 2018

Time        :       Registration starts at 6:00pm

                         Latecomers after 6:40pm will be considered as absent without prior approval.

Venue    :       College Hall, HKU Jockey Club Student Village III

Guest of Honour:  Dr. Susan Whitfield, Director of International Dunhuang Project,

English Historian and Librarian

Dress Code:     Formal attire with gowns.  Students who do not dress according to this requirement will be asked to leave the College Hall and will be regarded as absence.

Seating Arrangement:  Please sit according to the instructions from the Floor Management Team onsite.

As this is a mandatory event in Lap-Chee College, students who will be absent, late or require early departure due to classes should write tolapcheecollege@hku.hk with valid proof, and also inform your floor tutor before Friday 16th March 2018Any absence without prior approval will be issued with a warning letter.

Please bring along your student card for registration. In order to relieve rush-hour crowds at the elevators and the registration line, please take the stairs to podium and arrive at 6:15 pm.

Vegetarians can collect main course tickets at the registration counter. Residents can send questions to Guest-of-Honour, Dr. Susan Whitfieldvia the link: https://goo.gl/forms/SncKD31sUfpicNIA2.

Biography of Dr. Susan Whitfield

Dr. Susan Whitfield is a writer, scholar, lecturer and traveler of the Silk Roads. She helped found and

developed the International Dunhuang Project. Her latest book is Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road which will be released in March 2018.


Lecture Abstract

In 2013 China announced the One-Belt-One-Road initiatives and the opening of train and other transport routes to Central Asia and Europe. This reinforces the cultural agenda, which locates the start of the historical Silk Roads in China and their opening to the diplomatic missions sent westwards by the Chinese Han dynasty. Dunhuang is marketed a highlight of Chinese Buddhist culture during the Silk Road period. In this lecture, Susan Whitfield will introduce Dunhuang, its art and history, and see how it confirms and challenges our understanding of the Silk Road today.


March 19, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


College Hall
Jockey Club Student Village III


High Table Dinner Sub-Committee