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Nov 28 2017

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong Exhibition

The Main Library will present Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 4 – 21 December 2017.

Two thousand and seventeen sees the eighty-fifth anniversary of the University of Hong Kong’s Fung Ping Shan Library.  Celebrated by sinologists, historians, librarians and those with even a passing interest in Chinese libraries as one of the world’s great East Asian Libraries, the University of Hong Kong takes great pride in its achievements, its history and its enormous contributions to East Asian scholarship and beyond.

To mark its history and achievements, the exhibition Paper and Ink: Ming and Qing Dynasty Manuscripts from the Jiayetang Collection, Fung Ping Shan Library, The University of Hong Kong and an accompanying booklet are presented as an illustration of the depth and beauty of the collection as well as a celebratory reflection on the Library’s future.

The twelve manuscripts on display have been selectively chosen to highlight the often hidden beauty that lies in such texts with their calligraphy and illustrations worked by hand with brush and ink.  One can only be left in awe upon gazing at the manuscript of the Confucian classic Congshan Du Zhouyi (A Treatise on the Book of Changes), by Fang Shisun (Song) or Shuofu (A Collection of Random Sketches), by Tao Zongyi (Yuan), said to be a “world treasure” and made before the book itself was printed.  The accompanying panels to these and the other manuscripts will assist your appreciation of what is to be found in this exhibition.

As we speed through this digital age, this exhibition provides us with an opportunity to pause and reflect, to marvel at what has preceded us and to ponder the bright future that lies ahead for the Fung Ping Shan Library as it hastens towards its centenary.

 

Peter E. Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 4 – 21 December 2017

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).

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Nov 07 2017

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 Photo Exhibition

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 Photo Exhibition

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong and Macao, the Main Library is pleased to present Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 photo exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibition Area of the Main Library from 13– 30 November 2017.

Thirty-three photographs have been selected from the “Fotografia Memoria del Perú” by photographers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (1890-1950) capturing the history and everyday life in Peru, including the best works of the “Golden Age of Peruvian Photography 1.

“Thanks to these images and to many others like those, Peru, as we know it today, began to emerge before itself as an apprehensible reality. The natural wonders of its territory, the great monuments of its pre-Columbian past, the ancestral customs interwoven with the modernizing aspirations, the advance of the capitalist economy, and the social conflicts of a national society in formation.

Peru’s Memory: 1890 – 1950 photos allows us to revive some of the construction process and to value the talent of masters of the lens such as Max T. Vargas, Martin Chambi, Carlos and Miguel Vargas, Juan Manuel Figueroa Aznar, Sebastian Rodriguez, Baldomero Alejos, and Walter 0. Runcie, to mention only some of the most conspicuous in this selection.”1

 

Peter E. Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong

 

Details of the Exhibition

Date: 13– 30 November 2017

Venue: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays

Admission: Free

For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung (Tel: 2859 8903 / email: friends@lib.hku.hk).
HKUL Website: http://lib.hku.hk/

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1Consulate General of Peru in Hong Kong and Macao

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Nov 06 2017

Access to E-Resources – notice to Kaspersky users

Published by under Technical Solutions

Q: User sometimes got “The file is damaged and could not be repaired” error message when downloading PDF files from ezproxied site

Q: User sometimes got “The page cannot be displayed” error message when clicking on back button, select other date options and submit search again at the ezproxied WiseNews site

A:  Set up Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 or antivirus software to not apply Web Antivirus scanning to EZProxy’s sites by clicking on

Settings tab > Anti-Virus protection > Web Anti-Virus > Settings button > Trusted URLs tab > Select the option “Do not scan web traffic from trusted URLs:” > Add button
and adding the following values:

eproxy.lib.hku.hk/* 
*.eproxy1.lib.hku.hk/*
*.eproxy2.lib.hku.hk/*

 

Ensure the added URLs are selected. Click on OK and save button.

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