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David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) 2005f
9th floor, David C. Lam Building, 34 Renfrew Road, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong , China
tel:852-3411 7273 fax:852-3411 5128

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1995.

General Description: LEWI is affiliated with Hong Kong Baptist University, a government-funded university with a Christian heritage. LEWI aims at fostering research in East-West studies and cultivating collaborative scholarships between the East and West. As the pace of globalization intensifies and intercultural, interethnic, and interreligious encounters accelerate, the work of LEWI has manifested itself in a significant manner in recent years. With Hong Kong as its base, LEWI aspires to become a global leader in multidisciplinary and cross-cultural studies through continuous academic interactions with universities from around the world. LEWI's network not only covers the Pacific Rim but also countries in the West, thereby enabling communication across continents. In view of the above objectives, LEWI has established research programs on three continents: the Western Pacific Rim-China Research Program at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, the North America-China Research Program at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and the Europe-China Research Program at Hong Kong Baptist University. Reporting to the Board of Governors, which consists of full members and representative associate members, these three research programs assist in networking among members and augmenting initiatives taken in Hong Kong.

Annual Budget: HKD 0.5 million (2003)

Staff: 3 (3 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Prof. CHAN, Kwok Bun (Director)
Dr. YEH, Yueh Yu Emilie (Associate Director)
Ms. LAW, Jennifer (Program Officer)
Ms. LEE, Nicole (Program Officer)

(As of November, 2004)

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