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 2005

Narcotic culture : a history of drugs in China / Frank Dikotter

Speaker: Prof Frank Dikotter
Moderator: Dr Peter Cunich
Date: 24 February 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Lenin : a biography / Robert Service

Speaker: Ms Christine Loh (陸恭蕙女士)
Moderator: Dr Michael Share
Date: 9 March 2005 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Hong Kong Style 《香港風格》 / Mathias Woo

Speaker: Mr Mathais Woo (胡恩威先生)
Date: 7 April 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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The Communist Manifesto / Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Speaker: Hon Leung Kwok-hung (梁國雄議員)
Date: 21 April 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Wild Grass: China's Revolution From Below / Ian Johnson

Speaker: Ian Johnson
Date: 5 May 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Fall 2005

Hedda Morrison's Hong Kong : photographs & impressions 1946-47 / Edward Stokes

Speaker: Mr Edward Stokes
Date: 22 September 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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City Stage: Hong Kong Playwriting in English / Edited by Mike Ingham and Xu Xi

Speaker: Ms Xu Xi and Dr Mike Ingham
Moderator: Professor Leung Ping-kwan
Date: 13 October 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Mao: The Unknown Story / Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Speaker: Professor Wang Gungwu 王賡武教授
Date: 17 November 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Treasure Night

崇禎中刊天主降生出像經解 / G Aleni (Tien-chu chiang-sheng ch'u-hsiang ching-chieh=Illustrated history of the life of Christ. Late Ming (1637), printed at Chin-chian Fukien by The Chin-chiang Church)
(presentation by Professor Eric Chen )

A Dictionary of the most Useful Words of the Chinese Language, 字典 containing in all about 5,000 characters 共五千字 , a manuscript in ink by Sir John Francis Davis, Macao, 1815.
(presentation by Mr Otto Lam )

五代史輯注 / 朱彝尊 (Wu dai shi ji zhu by Zhu, Yizun). 清康熙乾隆間 [1665-1795]. 清初鈔本. 
(presentation by Mr Chan Wai Ming )

Speakers: Professor Eric Chen 陳友凱教授; Mr Otto Lam 林準祥先生; Mr Chan Wai Ming 陳偉明先生
Date: 1 December 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English / Cantonese

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One Couple Two Cultures: 81 Western-Chinese Couples Talk About Love and Marriage / Dan Waters

Speaker: Dr Dan Waters
Co-speaker: Mrs Vera Chan Waters
Date: 15 December 2005 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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