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 2006

Uneasy Partners: The Conflict between Public Interest and Private Profit in Hong Kong / Leo F. Goodstadt

Speaker: Leo F. Goodstadt
Moderator: Christine Loh
Date: 23 February 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century / Thomas L. Friedman

Speaker: Gordon Chang
Date: 7 March 2006 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Topic: An Appreciation of Chinese Silk 中國絲綢欣賞

Zhi xiu zhen pin = Treasures in silk / [zuo zhe bian ji Zhao Feng ; fan yi Li Si].
織繡珍品 = Treasures in silk / 作者編輯趙豐 ; 翻譯李絲.

Zhongguo si chou yi shu shi = A History of Chinese silkart / Zhao Feng.
中國絲綢藝術史 = A History of Chinese silkart / 趙豐.

Zhongguo li dai zhi ran xiu tu lu / zhu bian Gao Hanyu ; bian xie Gao Ganyu, Bao Mingxin ; [she ying Zhou Zuyi].
中國歷代織染繡圖錄 / 主編高漢玉 ; 編寫高漢玉,包銘新 ; 攝影周祖貽.

Speaker: Mrs Lee Mei Yin
Date: 23 March 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese

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Topic: Read your way through mid-life: from success to fulfilment

New passages: mapping your life across time / Gail Sheehy.

Repacking your bags: lighten your load for the rest of your life / Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro.

Are you ready to succeed? Unconventional Strategies to Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life/ Srikumar S. Rao.

Creating the good life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness / James O’Toole.

Speaker: Po Chung 鍾普洋
Date: 20 April 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Topic: The human side of history: records of Hong Kong and its people, found in poetry, court cases and educational reports

For the record, and other poems of Hong Kong

Moving house and other poems from Hong Kong: with an essay on new Hong Kong English language poetry

The development of education in Hong Kong 1841-1897: as revealed by the early education reports of the Hong Kong government 1848-1896

A magistrate's court in 19th century Hong Kong: court in time

Speaker: Dr Gillian Bickley
Date: 11 May 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Fall 2006

City Voices Continued
- an evening of readings by authors of "City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English, 1945 to the Present"

Readings by: Jam Ismail, Agnes Lam, David McKirdy, Madeleine Marie Slavick, Nicole Wong, Hark Yeung Wai Man, Xu Xi, Ya Se
Moderator: Xu Xi
Date: 20 October 2006 (Friday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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「龍應台的香港筆記」新書發佈暨演講會

Speaker: Professor Lung Ying-tai
Moderator: Mr Chan Koon-chung
Date: 7 November 2006 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Language: Putonghua

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Carl Crow - A Tough Old China Hand: The Life, Times, and Adventures of an American in Shanghai/ Paul French

Speaker: Paul French
Date: 23 November 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Blindness / Jose Saramago ; translated from the Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero.

Speaker: Dr Lo Wing Lok 勞永樂醫生
Date: 14 December 2006 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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