To promote the cultural and intellectual life of Hong Kong, the Libraries has created the University of Hong Kong Libraries Reading Club. The Reading Club will sponsor a series of book talks featuring leading members of Hong Kong intellectual community.

 

Spring 2003

An Impossible Dream: Hong Kong University from Foundation to Re-establishment, 1910-1950

Speaker: Dr Peter Cunich, Department of History, HKU
Date: 23 January 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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紅太陽是怎樣升起的:延安整風運動的來龍去脈/高華著
(How did the sun rise over Yanan: a history of the rectification movement by Guo Hua)

Speaker: 司徒華先生 Mr Szeto Wah
Moderator: 李怡先生,林和立先生 Mr Lee Yee and Mr Willy Lam Wo-lap
Date: 二OO三年三月六日 6 March 2003
Time: 晚上七時十五分 - 九時正 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Language: 廣東話 Cantonese

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行道天涯 : 孫中山宋慶齡的革命愛情故事 / 平路著

Speaker: 路平 Ms Lu Ping, Director of Kwang Hwa Information and Culture Center
Moderator: Ms Evelyn Ng, Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU
Date: 15 May 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Putonghua

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A Room of one's own by Virginia Woolf ;Creating a life: professional women and the quest for children by Sylvia Ann Hewlett ; Lois Weber: the director who lost her way in history by Anthony Slide

Speaker: Mrs Regina Ip, GBS, JP, Secretary for Security
Moderator: Ms Evelyn Ng, Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU
Date: 5 June 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Voices From the Past: Hong Kong 1842-1918 / selected and annotated by Solomon Bard

Speaker: Professor David Lung, Department of Architecture HKU
Moderator: Dr Elizabeth Sinn, Centre of Asian Studies
Date: 12 June 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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The Art of Xu Bing: words without meaning, meaning without words / Britta Erickson

Speaker: Mr Xu Bing
Moderator: Dr Colin Day
Date: 17 July 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Fall 2003

Hong Kong Hansard

Speaker: Mr Martin Lee 李柱銘
Moderator: Dr Robert Chung 鍾庭耀
Date: 23 September 2003
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Colonial Hong Kong in the eyes of Elsie Tu

Speaker: Ms Elsie Tu 杜葉錫恩
Discussants: Ms Aileen Bridgewater, Dr Judith Mackay and Mr Peter Moss
Moderator: Ms Aileen Bridgewater
Date: 9 October 2003 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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原野 / 曹禺著

Speaker: 詹德隆 Mr Tsim Tak Lung
Moderator: 楊玉峰博士 Dr Y.F. Yeung
Date: 二OO三年十月三十日 30 October 2003 (Thursday)
Time: 晚上七時十五分 - 九時正 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Language: 廣東話 Cantonese

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Pride and Prejudice / Jane Austen

Theme: Women through the ages
Speaker: Mrs Anson Chan
Moderator: Dr. Sabine Maureen Alice
Date: 27 November 2003 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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