HSUHK GHI Colloquium “Shall We Play? Cultural Reference for the Current Debate”

You are cordially invited to attend the Global Humanities Initiative (GHI) colloquium Shall We Play? Cultural References for the Current Debate:

Date: 28 Oct 2021 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Venue / Platform: Fung Yiu King Hall, HSUHK / ZOOM
Language: English
Registration: Please click here (Participating HSUHK students will be granted 2 ECA hours / 1 iGPS unit)

‘Play’ is instinctive and essential to human nature, regardless of age and time. In the modern days, children love playing with toys in their rooms, teenagers are playing video games and staring at their 3C products, while old people like to play chess. Back in ancient times, children would also play games, like cricket fight. Apart from playing for fun, games can also be used for learning purposes. For example, you might still remember your kindergarten teachers played games with you while you were learning vocabulary. It is not exaggerating to say that play occupies an important role in human development.

Since the outbreak of the covid pandemic, social distancing has to be observed all the time. Some cities even experienced total lockdown. Children cannot go to school to meet, hang out and play with their classmates. This unprecedented pandemic is casting a shadow on our daily social life, and thus, on our mental health. On the other hand, society is concerned by the debate of whether gaming is good or bad for teenagers. The colloquium explores the effects brought on by gaming and play, and how they affect individuals and society.

Prof. Gilbert Fong, Co-Director of HSUHK Global Humanities Initiative Committee; and
Prof. Desmond Hui, Founding Head & Professor of the Department of Art and Design (AAD), HSUHK
Prof. Luiz Oosterbeek, President of the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH); and
Prof. Hsiung Ping-chen, Secretary-general of CIPSH; Co-Director of HSUHK Global Humanities Initiative Committee
Dr. Christine Choy, Associate Head and Assistant Professor, AAD, HSUHK; and
Dr. Siu Sai Yau, Assistant Professor, School of Translation and Foreign Languages, HSUHK

*Prof. Simon Ho, President of HSUHK, will grace the event by giving opening remarks.

All are welcome to join the colloquium. Please click here for more information. We look forward to seeing you.