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Professor Lung Yingtai to speak at 2015 UniSIM Cultural China Public Lecture

Singapore, 16 October 2015 --- The 2015 UniSIM Cultural China Public Lecture, co-organised by Lianhe Zaobao, SIM University (UniSIM) and Business China, will be held on 25 October 2015 at Grand Hall, SIM HQ. 

Professor Lung Yingtai (
龙应台), Chairman of Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation, is invited to speak on the topic From Village to Metropolis: My Cultural Experience (从村落到都会--我的文化经验).  

In 2010, UniSIM, together with Lianhe Zaobao and Business China, launched the UniSIM Contemporary China Public Lecture. The public lecture series has since addressed various issues that took place mainly in China and Taiwan. These issues included the trends of Chinese media (2010), Chinese cinema in the 21st century (2011), the conservation of Chinese cultural heritage (2013), and the challenges of greying Chinese societies (2014). 

Starting this year, the lecture series has been renamed UniSIM Cultural China Public Lecture.  Under the new series, the discussion will focus on Chinese culture and its various expressions beyond China, including the blending of Chinese culture and different cultural traditions as integral and significant aspects of Cultural China (

As a social critic, author and academician who was invited to enter politics and became the inaugural Minister of Culture in Taiwan from 2012 to 2014, Professor Lung is an ideal speaker to launch the new Cultural China series. 

Having spent some years in Hong Kong, Switzerland and Germany besides Taiwan, Professor Lung will be able to share her views of different Chinese societies from both macro and micro levels. 

The public lecture will be moderated by Professor Eddie C. Y. Kuo, Emeritus Professor of Nanyang Technological University and Director of UniSIM Centre for Chinese Studies.

 UniSIM Cultural China Public Lecture series will be conducted in Mandarin. To reach out to a larger audience, simultaneous interpretation in English will be provided. The lecture is already fully booked. 

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