Internationally renowned director Zhang Yimou will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from the City University (CityU) for his contribution to the movie industry as well as society. Zhang worked as a cinematographer in Chen Kaige's Yellow Earth (1984) and directed award-winning Red Sorghum (1987), Hero (2002) and House of Flying Daggers (2004). Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli and Legislative Council president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai will receive Honorary Doctor of Social Science degrees. Arculli has a long and distinguished record of public service and Fan is currently the supervising adviser of the Hong Kong Federation of Women. Henry T Yang, chancellor and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will receive an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree.