Scholar, poet, essayist and translator, Kwong Yim-tze graduated from HKU, Oxford (English) and Yale (Chinese literature & philosophy). He has taught in the US, and is currently Professor of Chinese and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy (also formerly Professor of Translation) at Lingnan University. A comparatist by instinct, training and experience, his bilingual research publications cover classical Chinese poetry and fiction, comparative literature and poetics, the history of ideas, and literary translation, His creative writings include 2,600 classical Chinese poems in 26 collections, and 3 collections of Chinese prose. He is a recipient of the prestigious UGC Teaching Excellence Award (2014), multiple competitive research and writing grants, along with several Teaching Excellence and Research Excellence awards at Lingnan. He is President & Chairman of Austral Deep Poetry Society, actively promoting cultural education in the community.
Dr Pang Wang-kee is a writer, lecturer, professional trainer and promoter of Chinese Wisdom and Management. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973, he obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1975, a Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing, UK (Chartered Institute of Marketing), and a Doctorate degree in Management from China Remin University in 2013. Currently, he gives lectures and management training at universities, clubs and major corporations and government departments in Hong Kong and the region, including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Lingnan University, Beijing University, Qinghua University in Beijing, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Yahoo, Prudential, Convoy, Ocean Park, Kingboard Chemical Holdings, Trade Development Council, and various departments of the Hong Kong SAR government.
Ip Wing-chi is a renowned expert in Chinese tea and Yixing teapots with more than 30 years’ experience. He founded the Lock Cha Tea Shop in 1991 and the Hong Kong Tea Academy in 2018, and is currently the director of the China Tea Science Society, a guest professor at the Zhejiang Shuren University, and consultant and judge for tea expos and cultural institutes. Ip Wing-chi has been recognised for his contribution to the Chinese tea industry.