The theme of the 2021 conference is Hakka Healing for Planet Earth. Held every four years, this year’s conference is co-organized by York University and Toronto Hakka community and will take place virtually.
Registration for this conference is complimentary for York faculty members and students. To register, please contact the York Centre for Asian Research.
The G. Raymond Chang Speaker will be Herbert Ho Ping Kong. Born into a large Hakka shopkeeper family in Jamaica, HPK as he is affectionately called, earned a PhD at the University of the West Indies and then became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in the United Kingdom. He emigrated to Canada in 1972 and worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, before moving to the Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto. In his book The Art of Medicine: Healing and the Limits of Technology, he argues that in an age of specialization and research, doctors should rely on the arts of seeing, hearing and palpitation. His work is continued by the Centre of Excellence for Education and Practice at the Toronto Western Hospital.
Keynote Speakers include: Joseph Tsang Man Kin, Dr Siu-Leung Lee, Professor Patricia Castro Obando, Keith Lowe, Paula Williams Madison, and Professor Wei-An Chang
Ours thanks to the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies for their support of this conference.
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