To raise the literacy level and cultural awareness of students, the Chinese Language Teaching Development Centre of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (Chinese Department), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organised the first ‘Literary CUHK’ last autumn. After nearly a year’s effort in inviting and judging entries, the awards were recently announced and given to 22 students.
Winners of this year’s competition come from different faculties including Arts, Business, Engineering, Science and Medicine. It is believed that the power of literature is transcending and influential among faculties.
The award-winning essays drew on the variety of features around and about CUHK, including Echinacea and the lovely cats at the New Asia College, birds flying outside the University Library, Koi fish swimming in the pond at the Institute of Chinese Studies, the beautiful sea view near the halls, various ghost stories that relate to Chung Chi College, the carpet of fog in the morning during spring time, the frosted glass placed on the door of the professors’ office rooms and much more. Humanity and values found expression in the students’ pieces, which is a precious and valuable experience for both writers and readers.