HKU Bulletin June 2011 (Vol. 12 No. 2)

01 Students Shape Dialogue Between World University Leaders 2011 ACU Conference 02 Centenary Distinguished Lectures 04 Fifth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships Nature Publishing Index 2010 China ranked HKU in Top 10 05 A Conversation with Hank Paulson HKU Computer Centre Wins Best Green ICT Gold Award Contents News in Brief 06 A Vision of Excellence Comes Full Circle Centenary 10 Queer in China 14 Chinese Masculinity 15 Transgenders Caught in Limbo 17 A Journey Towards Equal Protection Under the Law Cover Story 18 Child Victimization in China 20 New Weapons to Beat an Age-Old Killer 22 Falling Through the Cracks Research 24 A New Approach to an Old Subject 26 A Modern Assessment of a Historic Church Teaching and Learning 28 Excellence in Teaching and Research 2010 29 University Distinguished Teaching Award 30 Outstanding Teaching Award 32 Outstanding Researcher Award 34 Outstanding Young Researcher Award 36 Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 37 Research Output Prize Teaching and Research Awards 38 Honorary Degrees Honours 42 A Globetrotting Volunteer 44 Music and Chocolate People 46 A Place in History for a Musical Tradition Arts and Culture 48 Hong Kong as a Haven for Outcast Women Books The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Conference of Executive Heads 2011 was held in April at the University. The three-day conference, titled 'Higher Education in Hard Times - Risk, Reputation, Reform: Developing new business in a changing environment', was organized by the ACU and co-hosted by three local ACU member universities including HKU, the Chinese University of Hong 2011 ACU Conference Brings Executive Heads to HKU Kong (CUHK) and the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). Over 150 vice-chancellors and representatives from 127 universities and institutions, representing 22 countries and six continents, attended the event. HKU Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui extended his warm welcome to participants on behalf of fellow local members. "ACU is one of the oldest and largest inter- university networks in the world, and is well placed to offer its expertise and experience in facilitating and fostering collaboration among universities of diverse cultural and geopolitical background," said Professor Tsui. Professor Jamil Salmi, Tertiary Education Co- ordinator of World Bank, shared in his keynote speech, 'Higher Education in the 21 st Century: Opportunities and Challenges', his views on the future of higher education, elaborating on issues including the importance of knowledge, changing education needs and practices, and the implications to developing countries. Another 16 speakers from UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, South Africa and India also shared their thoughts on issues such as creating and retaining global identity, rankings, university management, strategic partnership with business and industry and its objects and challenges. The second and third day of the conference were held at CUHK and OUHK respectively. Students Shape Dialogue Between World University Leaders Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge held a dialogue with HKU Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui and students at the University. The event, titled 'Dialogue with World University Leaders - From Cambridge to Hong Kong', was guided and directed by three HKU student panelists who came from very different cultural backgrounds: Sam Wong Ming-sum, a year one LLB student admitted through the Early Admissions Scheme; Kshitij Tiwari, a year one BEng (EcomE) student born and brought up in India; and Alyson Han Yu, a year two BBA (Accounting and Finance) student from Beijing. Together, they helped build an engaging and enthusiastic discussion between the Vice- Chancellors and with the audience on the ideals and relevance of university education in the 21 st century, by examining Cambridge and HKU - one over 800 years old, and one just celebrating its centenary. Professor Tsui thanked Sir Leszek for joining the University's Centenary celebrations and the insights he brought to the Dialogue. Sir Leszek, as the 345 th Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge, shared his views on the mission of universities to provide education, develop new knowledge and interact with society. He said that having a forward-looking attitude would be of the utmost importance, and that universities should embrace change to thrive in research, and to get better in the work they do for tomorrow, which includes training students for the future. "HKU and Cambridge are great institutions but we can never afford to look backwards. There is no resting on your laurels in a competitive world of higher education," said Sir Leszek. Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz (fourth from left) and Professor Lap-Chee Tsui (centre) with three HKU student panelists. News in Brief 01 June 2011