Sunday, November 18, 2018

Please mark your calendars for the 121st Big Game!!

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is proud to co-host this viewing with the Berkeley Club of Hong Kong. Please join us next Sunday, November 18, back in Central at the American Club’s 49er sports bar.

Come root on our boys in Cardinal as we keep alive our historic Big Game winning streak, now 8 years and counting!


Game: Stanford vs. Cal

Date: Sunday, Nov. 18

Time: 8:30am kickoff

Venue: 49er at the American Club, 49/F, Exchange Square 2, 8 Connaught Place, Central

Cost: Per-consumption only / no minimum spend. CASH ONLY so please come prepared and with plenty of small bills.

RSVPs: None required, more the merrier!


See you then, Go Card!! #fearthetree

Breakfast with Julie Lythcott-Haims –  Author of Real American: A Memoir and NYT bestseller How to Raise and Adult

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 9am to 10:30am

Location: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong

Cost: HK$250 for Stanford Alums; HK$350 for Guest of Stanford Alums


To RSVP and Pay for Alums:


To RSVP and Pay for Guest of Alums:
For questions, please email:

Please note the dress code of the Hong Kong Club

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017). She is deeply interested in what prevents people from living meaningful, fulfilling lives.
How to Raise an Adult emerged from Julie’s decade as Stanford University’s Dean of Freshmen, where she was known for her fierce advocacy for young adults and her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. She received the university’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for creating “the” atmosphere that defines the undergraduate experience, and toward the end of her tenure as dean she began speaking and writing widely on the harm of helicopter parenting. How to Raise an Adult has been published in over two dozen countries and gave rise to a TED talk that became one of the top TED Talks of 2016 with over three million views, and counting, as well as a sequel which will be out in 2019. Real American details Julie’s personal battle with the low self-esteem that American racism routinely inflicts on people of color. The child of an African-American father and a white British mother, Julie shows how microaggressions in addition to blunt-force insults can puncture a person’s inner life with a thousand sharp cuts. Real American expresses also, through Julie’s path to self-acceptance, the healing power of community in overcoming the hurtful isolation of being incessantly considered “the other.” Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts. She lives in Silicon Valley with her partner of thirty years, their two teenagers, and her mother.

Lunch with Prof. Ming K. Chan: The Greater Bay Area Prospects Amid Current US – PRC Discord

Please join the Stanford Club of HK for a very special lunchtime discussion with beloved Professor Ming K. Chan on the Greater Bay Area regional integration scheme amid current US and PRC discord.


Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: Shanghai Fraternity Association, 1/F, South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

Cost: HK$250 for Stanford Alums; HK$350 for Guest


To RSVP, please email:


Prof. Ming K. Chan is Distinguished Practitioner, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University, where he was a Hoover Institution Research Fellow, 1976-80/1999-2009 & ran its Hong Kong Documentary Archives project. Also Visiting Professor of Chinese History at Stanford’s History Department, where he got his PhD in 1975 at age 25. Born and K-12 schooled in HK, he obtained his three degrees in the USA.                                                                  

He taught 1980-97 at University of Hong Kong where he was twice elected “Best Teacher” by the HKU Students Union. Holder of endowed chairs at Swarthmore College and Grinnell College, he taught at UCLA, Duke University, Mount Holyoke College, and El Colegio de Mexico-Mexico City. He was twice visiting fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. He is Adviser to University of Toronto Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, and International Advisory Board member of Instituto do Oriente, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.

Cocktail with Dean Widom

Dean Widom has been a pioneering computer scientist in databases and big data before the term big data was coined. Her research group’s contribution to software in the public domain has had a large impact on industry in both data management and analysis tools.

In an age where not just engineering disciplines but practically all disciplines are being transformed by AI and big data, Dean Widom will share with us the latest happenings and strategic direction of Stanford’s School of Engineering.

This event should be interesting not just to folks working in technology and engineering, but also to folks from business or any field interested in AI, big data and the future of technology.

Date: November 9th, 2018

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Venue: Member’s Bar, The Hong Kong Club

Address: 1 Jackson Road, Central

Contact: Diane Ibarra or Kendrick Kwok

Please note that The Hong Kong Club has a strict dress code policy. Please refer here for details

Stanford Football vs Notre Dame

Fresh off an incredible 38-31 OT win against the Ducks, the Card remain undefeated this season, #7 in the nation, and hopefully primed to crush the #8 Irish this Sunday!

Game: Stanford vs. Notre Dame
Date: Sunday, September 30th
Time: 7:30am-10:30am
Venue: The American Club, Forty Niner Sports Bar, 49/F, Exchange Square 2, Central
Cost: Per-consumption only / no minimum spend – full breakfast menu and bar will be available; however will be CASH ONLY so please come prepared and with plenty of small bills. Food service starts at 9am
RSVPs: Not required, and all are welcomed – more the merrier!
See you then, #fearthetree
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Stanford in Hong Kong: Celebration Dinner for Bing Overseas Studies Program Hong Kong

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to celebrate the launch of Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong.

Starting Autumn 2019 in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for the first time, Stanford undergraduates will be able to study abroad in Hong Kong for a full academic quarter.

While the new program will take place in Hong Kong, BOSP will incorporate regional opportunities for students that will enable them to spend time in mainland China and pursue academic, cultural, and internship opportunities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

Join Senior Vice Provost Harry Elam, BOSP Faculty Director Ramón Saldívar and Executive Director Shawna Knauff to celebrate and learn more about this inaugural program in Hong Kong.


Events Details

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Time: 7:00 pm (registration and networking start at 6:30 pm)

Venue: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central

Cost: Inclusive of dinner. $150 for Stanford alumni, students and parents | $250 for friends of Stanford

RSVP: Required. Please email Andrew Kwan at


About BOSP and our Honored Guests

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) is Stanford’s overseas studies program. Over half of Stanford students choose to study abroad, carrying on a tradition that began in 1958.

The program spans a diverse set of cities such as Florence, Kyoto, Paris, Santiago and soon Hong Kong, offering opportunities for students to experience the world beyond campus.

Professor Harry J. Elam, Jr. is the Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Professor Ramón Saldívar is the Burke Family Director of BOSP, Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian & Latin American Cultures at Stanford University.

Ms. Shawna Knauff is Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of BOSP at Stanford University.

Evening Dialogue with Dr. AGNES CHAN, Singer, Author & Educator

WednesdaySeptember 26, 2018

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty 

Registration 18:45; Dialogue 19:00; Close 20:00

Free admission; RSVP (limited capacity)

Parenting is more than just ensuring children’s health,safety and well-being. Parents are their children’s first teachers, serving as their learning models. Values imparted by parents and the examples they set will have a significant impact on the development of children, and becoming who they are. Their attitudes to education can inspire their offspring to take charge of their own education journey. With so many different parenting styles and methods, which one is the best? Besides being a renowned singer and authorDr. Agnes Chan is also a parent of three boys who went to Stanford. With a doctorate in education, she will discuss parenting and its impact on children’s education. She will also explore the role of women today and how to successfully juggle home, children and career.

Dr. Agnes Chan is a renowned singer in Asia and author of more than 90 books. Her book, “50 Education Methods: from the mother who puts three sons into Stanford” became the bestselling book in Hong Kong in 2016. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Education at Stanford Universityand hataught at universities in Japan and Hong Kong for more than 30 years. She has received numerous awards both for her music and writing. She was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun. 

Sandy Wan works at Macquarie Group Ltd., focusing on cash equities distribution to institutional clients. Ms. Wan is active in the education sector in Hong Kong. She is a committee member of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong, one of the co-chairs and founders of Stanford OVAL in Hong Kong, and one of the co-chairs of Choate Rosemary Hall Alumni Club of Hong Kong. Ms. Wan attended her freshmen year at Stanford University and received her B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. (Moderator)

Stanford Football vs USC, Sept 9th 2018

The Stanford Cardinal opened its 2018 football campaign with a 31-10 come-from-behind win over San Diego State this weekend! Come watch the Cardinal take on USC this coming Sunday in a rematch of last season’s Pac-12 Championship game.

Game: Stanford vs. USC
Date: Sunday, September. 9th
Time: 8:30am-
Venue: The American Club, Forty Niner Sports Bar, 49/F, Exchange Square 2, Central
Cost: Per-consumption only / no minimum spend – full breakfast menu and bar will be available; however will be CASH ONLY so please come prepared and with plenty of small bills.
RSVPs: Not required, and all are welcome – more the merrier!
Contact Person: David Fan
See you then, GO CARD!!

SCHK Annual Summer BBQ and New Admit Send Off

Serving up good food and conversations, our annual send-off party is a great opportunity for alumni and current students to mingle and catch up and to also meet the newly admitted Class of 2022 students and give them our warm welcome and whatever assistance we can as a community before they head out to the Farm.

This event is organized by the Stanford Club of Hong Kong and exclusive to Stanford alumni, current students, newly admitted students and their parents. This is a popular event so do sign up early!

Date: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Clubhouse on Shan Kwong Road, Pool Side (entrance on the 4/F – past the food court)

Price: $400 per person if you sign up AND PAY by Aug 29 | HK$500 for walk-ins

Sign up here!