Albert Hung Chao Hong lecture series

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Albert Hung Chao Hong was awarded an honourary Doctorate of Laws by UVic in a special ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in 2005. Above, UVic Chancellor Ron Lou Poy leads the procession after the ceremony, followed by President David Turpin, Annie Suk-Ching Wu, Dr. Hung, and Dean of Business Ali Dastmalchian.

The Albert Hung lecture series is named in honour of Chinese entrepreneur Dr. Albert Hung Chao Hong.

Dr. Hung was born in Fujian Province, China, and moved to Hong Kong during his teenage years. After graduating from middle school, Dr. Hung worked in the Philippines with his father who was in the construction business.  Upon returning to Hong Kong, Dr. Hung embarked on a number of business enterprises, establishing a number of companies. Currently, Dr. Hung serves as Vice Chairman for FameG, a microelectronic company that designs and manufactures computer chips.

Dr. Hung received an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Victoria in May 2005 at a special ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.  Some of his other honours include being named Justice of the Peace, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR; his appointment to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; and serving as a member of the Board of Governors for the Association of the Celebration of the Reunification of Hong Kong with China.

Dr. Hung believes in the importance of education and has funded the Hung lecture series at CAPI since 2007. The lecture series provides an opportunity for a distinguished visitor to address a community audience on a topic of current public interest in the Asia-Pacific region.

Title Speaker Date
Authoritarian Patriarchy and its Populism

Inderpal Grewal, Professor Emerita of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University

2020
The Living Image [Mythologies of Artistic Production during Japan's Edo Period]

(this talk was delivered as a keynote presentation at the "Nonhuman in Japanese Culture and Society" conference)

Timon Screech, professor of the history of art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 2018
Making Lives Invisible: Managing Refugees outside the West

(this talk was delivered as a keynote presentation at the "Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement" conference)

Romola SanyalAssistant Professor in Urban Geography at the London School of Economics 2017
Disappeared, banished, murdered and displaced

(this talk was delivered as a keynote presentation at the "Migration and Late Capitalism" conference)

Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Professor of Education and Māori Development, Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori and Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development, University of Waikato, New Zealand 2015
The end of China's one-party state: a predictable event?

(this talk was delivered as a keynote presentation at the "Perspectives on China's Transition" workshop)

Minxin PeiDirector of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College, California 2013
Histories and Competitive Societies: Temporal Foundations for Global Theory

(this talk was delivered as a keynote presentation at the "De-parochializing Political Theory" conference)

Prasenjit DuaraRaffles Professor of Humanities at the National University of Singapore 2012
Celebrating Connections: On Being Indigenous and Human in Oceania

(This lecture was part of Pacific Peoples' Partnership's "Pacific Wayfinders: 35 Years of Action and Solidarity" conference)

Vilsoni Hereniko, playwright, film director and professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai'i 2010
Staging History - Action and Reenactment in the Cultural Revolution
Carma HintonClarence J. Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University 2009
State Evasion in Mainland Southeast Asia: Why Civilizations Can't Climb Hills
James ScottSterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology, Yale 2007