Date: 04 Oct 2017 (Wednesday)


HKBU organises Belt and Road Public Lecture and Concert Series


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will organise a Belt and Road Public Lecture and Concert Series from 12 through 26 October 2017 to enhance understanding of the Belt and Road Initiative as well as highlight the opportunities it brings to Hong Kong. Three distinguished guests related to the Belt and Road Initiative have been invited, they are: world renowned pipa virtuoso Ms Wu Man(吳蠻), Academician of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences Professor Klara Khafizova, and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Professor Huang Luqi(黃璐琦).

Public Lecture and Concert Series programme:

Lecture and Live Demonstration: “Silk Road: Wu Man’s Pipa Journey”
Speaker: Ms Wu Man
Date: 12 October 2017 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201), 2/F, HKBU Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: English

Concert: “Wu Man and Collegium Musicum Hong Kong”
Performers: Ms Wu Man and HKBU’s Collegium Musicum Hong Kong
Date: 13 October 2017 (Fri)
Time: 8:00 pm
Venue: Academic Community Hall, HKBU Ho Sin Hang Campus, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong

Lecture: “Belt and Road Initiative: A New Era of Internationalisation of Chinese Medicine”
Speaker: Professor Huang Luqi
Date: 21 October 2017 (Sat)
Time: 11:30 am
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201), 2/F, HKBU Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Putonghua

Lecture: “Silk Road: Myths and Reality”
Speaker: Professor Klara Khafizova
Date: 24 October 2017 (Tue)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201), 2/F, HKBU Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Russian and Putonghua (with interpretation in English)

Lecture: “China and Iran on the Silk Road”
Speaker: Professor Klara Khafizova
Date: 26 October 2017 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201), 2/F, HKBU Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: Russian and Putonghua (with interpretation in English)

Brief introduction of the speakers:

Ms Wu Man
World renowned pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her flute-like instrument―which has a history of over 2,000 years in China―a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours, Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing Wu Man to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Wu Man’s efforts were recognised when she was named Musical America’s musician to receive The United States Artist Fellowship in 2008 and was awarded the Bunting Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998. She is the first artist from China to perform at the White House. Her discography of more than 40 albums includes the Grammy award-winning Sing Me Home with the Silk Road Ensemble, which features Wu Man’s original composition Green (Vincent’s Tune); the Grammy-nominated recordings Our World in Song, Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of the Silk Road Chicago; her recording of Tan Dun’s Pipa Concerto with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists; and You’ve Stolen My Heart featuring Wu Man and the Kronos Quartet. Wu Man frequently collaborates with the Kronos and Shanghai Quartets, the Knights, and the Silk Road Ensemble. She is a featured artist in the documentary The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, seen in theaters in 2016.

Professor Klara Khafizova
An Academician of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences, Professor Klara Khafizova is a sinologist who specialises in the study of the political strategies of Central Asia, Sino-Kazakh relationship and the peoples of Central Asia (Kazakh, Dzungar, Uighur). Between 1958 and 1964, Professor Khafizova studied in Tashkent State University and Beijing University. In 1995, she obtained a PhD from the Oriental Studies Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow). Professor Khafizova has taken up various posts including Chinese language teacher; Senior Fellow of the History of the Archeology and Ethnology Institute named after Chokan Valikhanov; Senior Fellow of the Uighur Studies of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic Academy of Sciences; Head of the Chinese Philology Department of the Kazakh National State University; Head of the Foreign and Defence Policy Department of the Kazakh Institute of Strategic and International Studies on behalf of the President of Kazakhstan; and Director of the Strategic and International Studies Center and Professor of the International Relations Department of Kainar University.

Professor Huang Luqi
Professor Huang Luqi holds a great many positions, including: Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Vice-President of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Director of National Resource Center for Chinese Materia Medica; leading researcher at the Chinese Medicinal Material Resources where he is group leader of the experts guiding group for the national survey and head of the innovation team working on key areas issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The former national 973 plan project chief scientist also concurrently serves as Chairman of Chinese Materia Medica Identification Committee, which is a branch of the China Association of Chinese Medicine; Director of the Medicinal Plants and Plant Medicine Professional Board of the Botanical Society of China; and Chairman of the Technical Committee of Chinese Medicinal Materials Seeds (seedling) Standardisation. Professor Huang won the second prize of the State Science and Technology Progress Award as the project principal manager three times, published more than 500 professional papers in domestic and international top-level publications, obtained seven patents, and served as chief editor of 12 books. He was awarded the China Academy of Engineering -- Guang Hua Engineering Science and Technology Prize (Youth Award), the National Millions of Talents Project, Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth and supervised numerous national outstanding doctoral dissertations.

The Series is sponsored by the HKSAR Government and Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation. For more details and registration, please visit:, or email to


鑑於「一帶一路」為本港的發展帶來新的機遇,香港浸會大學於10月12日至26日舉辦「一帶一路」公開講座及音樂會系列,邀請海外及國內的著名專家學者到校講學,包括世界著名琵琶演奏家吳蠻女士、哈薩克斯坦自然科學院院士克拉拉.哈菲佐娃教授(Klara Khafizova)和中國工程院院士黃璐琦教授,讓師生以及公眾人士更加瞭解「一帶一路」的發展和與香港的關係。


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地點:九龍塘浸會大學道 浸大教學及行政大樓二樓曾陳式如會堂(AAB 201)






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