By Teh Keh Yee
Han Chiang University College of Communication (HCUC) will hold a seminar on Aug 24 and a talk on Aug 25, both at its auditorium, in conjunction with Han Chiang’s centennial celebration.
HCUC Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Ooi Bee Peng, who is also the event coordinator told a media conference that the seminar’s topic “Hundred Years of Han Chiang & Teo Chew” would involve speakers from China, Singapore and Malaysia, who will discuss mainly the history of Han Chiang as well as history of Teo Chew culture.
The talk on “China Development & China-Malaysia Relation” will be led by Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Penang, HE Mr Lu Shiwei.
Dr Ooi said the topic of the talk would provide a good platform for communication and discussion on China and to improve academic research.
“We hope to attract about 150 participants for the seminar and talk to promote education and cultural activities. Lecturers, teachers and university students are encouraged to participate,” Dr Ooi said, adding that the launching of “Centennial Publications’ would be carried out during the opening of the seminar on Aug 24.
In line with the objective of making an in-depth study on cultural activities, there will be visits to heritage places including the Penang Teochew Association, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Little India, Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi and the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.
HCUC Vice Chancellor Dr Beh Kok Hooi added that the seminar & talk are one of the series of Han Chiang centennial celebration’s events and HCUC has put very much attention to make it a success.
Other events organised by HCUC in conjunction with the centennial celebration are:
- Centennial app by School of Applied Creative Arts & Design, namely “Han Chiang 100” on April 12;
- Visit to Silver Jubilee Home for the Aged by School of Business & Management on April 18;
- An exhibition on Hundred Years of Han Chiang’s historical images, material and cultural exhibits at Han Chiang Chinese Heritage Centre from July 14 to October 13
- Han Chiang Centennial Photography Competition from July to October by School of Communication & Media.
In August, besides the seminar and talk, School of Applied Creative Arts & Design will organise a Centennial Tree Planting Ceremony on August 25 while School of Language & Translation will organise a blood donation campaign on Sept 11.
Dr Beh urged alumni of Han Chiang College and HCUC to to join in the Centennial’s Gala Dinner on October 12. (Han Chiang College was elevated to a university college in 2017).
The seminar and talk are open to the public. Promotion prices will be given to teachers, students or a registration of more than 5 persons.
The three packages are:
Package A – RM10 per person (for Aug 25 talk only)
Package B – RM80 (individual) / RM50 (Teacher/student/group registration of more than 5 persons) for Aug 24 seminar and Aug 25 talk (inclusive of 2 days lunch,1 tea break + 1 handbook)
Package C – RM100 (individual) / RM80 (Teacher/student/group registration of more than 5 persons) for Aug 24 seminar, Aug 25 talk (inclusive of 2 days lunch & 1 tea break + 1 handbook), Cultural study visits plus entrance fees to the heritage places.
A copy of student ID or staff card is required for those who register for Package B & Package C, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Registration is open from now till August 10.
Payment can be made by:
- Cash: payable to School of Chinese Studies, Jalan Lim Lean Teng, 11600 Penang.
- Transfer / Online Banking: payable to HJU INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SDN; Hong Leong Bank Berhad, A/C No.: 11900005678 (pls send a copy of receipt to email@example.com when the payment has been made).
For more information, please contact Elaine at 04-2831088 / 012 493 7659, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also present at the Media Conference were HCUC Deputy Vice Chancellor Ms Jenny Khoo, and lecturers and staff from the School of Chinese Studies.