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Prof. Alan K. L. CHAN

Provost, J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Alan K.L. Chan is the Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Professor Chan was born in Hong Kong and completed his secondary school education here. He then pursued his higher education in Canada and received his PhD in religious studies from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining CUHK, Professor Chan was Professor and Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). While at NUS, Professor Chan twice received the Teaching Excellence Award. From 2009 to 2019 he served as Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Vice-President at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. His research focuses on Chinese intellectual history and hermeneutics. Professor Chan has published widely and developed an online course on “Explorations in Confucian Philosophy,” which has drawn over 10,000 learners on Coursera while on offer at NTU. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee and serves on a number of other Boards.