bristol appoints east asia studies head City University's Dr Joshua Mok Ka-ho is to be the first director of Bristol University's new Centre for East Asian Studies from January. The centre will cover subjects on globalisation and the future of East Asia, Anglo-Chinese jurisprudence, post-Mao Shanghai and contemporary Japanese culture. hku students play host mainlanders As part of the Hong Kong University Students' Union's 'Project Bridge', HKU students played host to 12 mainland representatives from the Chinese Students' Federation over six days. The project was aimed at 'bridging' understanding and trust between Hong Kong and mainland students. Students attended seminars and held discussions on the Basic Law and the 'one country, two systems' policy. Nsw alumni offer scholarship The University of New South Wales Alumni Association in Hong Kong is inviting applications for its one-year scholarship worth A$2,000 (HK$11,427). Applicants must be Hong Kong residents who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking full-time undergraduate study in Sydney. Deadline is November 30. Application forms are available at www.scholarships.unsw.edu.au/schol.pdf , or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . hkied names laboratory Hong Kong Institute of Education has named one of its facilities 'The Croucher Science Laboratory', in recognition of The Croucher Foundation's commitment to science education. The foundation also supports activities aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of science teachers. english skills earn awards Students from La Salle Primary School and Pui Tak Canossian College won the primary and secondary school category of the 'I can read, I can create' Joint School English Reading and Retelling Contest, organised jointly by Chinese University of Hong Kong and three other organisations. The contest was aimed at encouraging students to read English books and giving them a chance to test their creativity by re-creating stories using multimedia tools.