LECTURES
CERS provides regular lectures in many parts of the world. These lectures address students as well as lay public on the mission and projects undertaken by the Society. Some of these lectures are given to schools, universities and important institutions. Others are for select groups of corporations or business communities. On a yearly basis, we also provide a joint lecture for the Royal Geographic Society (RGS) Hong Kong Chapter and address RGS in London regularly.

The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong

“Exploring Burma's Geography and Nature”
by
Wong How Man and Dr William Bleisch

on
Thursday, 07 June 2012
The American Club Hong Kong, 48/F, Two Exchange Square, Central
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm

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We are delighted to welcome again Wong How Man, China's greatest explorer and one of our most popular lecturers, to speak on this occasion on his expeditions to Burma: "Exploring Burma's Geography and Nature", presenting a fascinating talk on the past and future state of exploration of the country.

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Harvard Club of Singapore

“Time Magazine Asian Hero”
by
Wong How Man

Date: 25th May, 2012
Time: 7.30 - 8.30 pm
Reception: Soft drinks and Chinese tea will be served before and after the presentation and the food, butler-pass after the presentation
Venue: Szechuan Court, Fairmont Hotel, Level 3, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Cost: $28/person
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(Please RSVP with payment by cheque by 23rd May to Harvard Club of Singapore, 482A East Coast Road, Singapore 429051)

Exploration and Conservation in Remote China

Explorer Wong How Man will share his epic discoveries and subsequent conservation projects based on almost forty years of exploring in some of the most remote regions of China. Wong’s cultural work spans archaeological research on the Hanging Coffins of the extinct Bo people, restoration of Tibetan monasteries, and conservation of the last traditional village houses of the Li people of Hainan Island. Wong’s nature projects include conservation of the Tibetan Antelope, Black-necked Crane, Golden Monkey, Wild Yak, Asiatic Beavers and other species. His organization recently appeared on the front page of the New York Wall Street Journal for its work with Tibetan Mastiffs and has presented Aung San Suu Kyi with a Burmese cat, a rare breed it is reintroducing to Burma. Through breathtaking illustrations, Wong will broaden our understanding of China’s cultural and natural heritage and show us what equitable conservation can look like.

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The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong

“Islamic Frontiers of China and the Silk Road”
by
Wong How Man

on
Monday, 04 April 2011
HK Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm

Wong How Man, China's greatest explorer and one of our most popular lecturers, to speaks on  "Islamic Frontiers of China and the Silk Road", a fascinating talk on the effects of some 1,500 years of Islam on China.

Based on almost forty years of travels and research in China, Mr Wong first explains the early influence of trader merchants from Central Asia and the Middle East on China and vice versa and the subsequent entry of Islam during the 7th Century.  The lecture also explores the Islamic maritime trade which affected the eastern seaboard from Guangzhou to Hainan, which has some of the earliest mosques of China.

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The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong

“Exploring Burma to Myanmar”
by
Wong How Man

on
Monday, 19 April 2010
2/F Olympic House, So Kong Po, Causeway Bay
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Lecture 7.30 pm

We are delighted to welcome again Wong How Man, China’s greatest explorer and one of our most popular lecturers, to speak on this occasion on his exciting expeditions to Burma: “Exploring Burma to Myanmar - a country at the threshold of change?”

Over ten years ago, Wong How Man took a short and stealthy exploration trip into Burma/Myanmar through the backdoor border of China’s southwest Yunnan Province.  He visited a distant Lisu village with its make-shift church.  Mr Wong turned back shortly after seeing teenage kids of the independent Kachin army waving their AK-47s at his party.

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