Provost’s Office
Professor FONG Chee Fun, Gilbert

Professor FONG Chee Fun, Gilbert, MH (方梓勳教授, MH)

PhD (University of Toronto)
MA (University of Toronto)
BA (CUHK) MA (York University)

Professor, School of Translation

Tel: 3963 5490 / Email:

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost oversees all academic affairs and support units in the University to ensure success in the delivery of its academic programmes.

The Provost, as the chief officer in charge of administrative, financial, and academic and research affairs, is responsible for institutional planning and priorities. He also leads the school deans and the team of vice presidents in the areas of curriculum, academic, research and organisational development to ensure that the various operations of the University are aligned with its vision and goals.

The Provost

Professor Fong is the Provost and Professor of School of Translation of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received his M.As. and Ph.D. from York University (Canada) and the University of Toronto. Afterward, he taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Canada, and was Professor-Reader and Chairman of the Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written many articles on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and translation.

An acclaimed translator, Professor Fong translated into English many works by Gao Xingjian, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature. They were published in Wandering Mind and Metaphysical Thoughts, The Other Shore, Snow in August, Cold Literature: Selected Works by Gao Xingjian (with Mabel Lee), Escape and The Man Who Questions Death, and Of Mountains and Seas. He also translated Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Jean Genet’s Haute Surveillance, Dale Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha, Antonio Skármeta’s Burning Patience, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman into Chinese, all for stage performances in Hong Kong. He was editor and author of several books, including Dubbing and Subtitling in a World Context, On Drama, History of Hong Kong Drama, Studies on Hong Kong Drama, Plays from Hong Kong and Hong Kong Drama Review.

Professor Fong is enthusiastic about community services. He is the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Funding for the Performing Arts and Member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development of Home Affairs Bureau respectively. He is also the Member of Sha Tin Arts and Culture Promotion Committee, Promotion and Research Working Group Member under Sha Tin District Office of Home Affairs Department and the Member of HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund Steering Committee of Education Bureau.

Professor Fong, the first Professor from self-financed institution in Hong Kong, awarded the Medal of Honour in 2018 for his valuable contributions to the development of theatrical arts and arts education in Hong Kong.


Ms. HO Lancy (何麗施女士)

Assistant to the Provost

Tel: 3963 5522 / Email:

Ms. FUNG Wing Lei, Pamela (馮永莉女士)

Senior Secretary to the Provost

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