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 2007

Treasure Night

The Old and New Testaments in Chinese, translated by Joannes Lassar and Joshua Marshman, issued in 5 volumes, Serampore, 1815-1822.

Old Maps - The Foot-prints of Human Civilization

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. 1776 Edition.

Speakers: Kenneth Fung; Daniel Fung; Paul Kua; Dr Anthony Ferguson
Date: 1 February 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages/ Michael Aldrich

Speaker: Michael Aldrich
Moderator: Jason Wordie
Date: 1 March 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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The Possible 30 stories = 無窮的可能 : 扶貧路上30個故事.

Speakers: Chong Chan Yau; Mok Chiu Yu
Moderator: Amy Cheung Schwarting; Madeleine Marie Slavick
Date: 22 March 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Strange tales from a Chinese studio / Songling Pu ; translated and edited by John Minford.

Speaker: The Hon Margaret Ng
Date: 19 April 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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關錦鵬的光影記憶
In Critical Proximity: The Visual Memories of Stanley Kwan

Speakers: Dr. Esther Cheung and Stanley Kwan
Date: 3 May 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Language: Cantonese

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Ten Eternal Questions / Zoe Sallis

Speaker: The Hon Alan Leong
Date: 10 May 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English and Cantonese

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An apple a week / David Tang

Speaker: David Tang
Date: 7 June 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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「韜韜食經 -圍村特色菜」 ─ 從圍村菜文化到烹飪書的製作

Speaker: Leung Man-to 梁文韜
Date: 19 July 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese

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Fall 2007

Love & revolution : a novel about Song Qingling and Sun Yat-sen / Ping Lu ; translated by Nancy Du.

Speaker: Lu Ping
Moderator: Perry Lam
Date: 13 September 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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A Talk by Dr Chiang Chen (蔣震博士) : On Reading

Speaker: Dr Chiang Chen
Moderator: Professor S.L. Wong
Date: 4 October 2007 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Putonghua

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閱讀張愛玲 --- 三十事、物、情

主講: 宋以朗先生(張愛玲遺產監管人)
日期: 2007年11月5日(星期一)
時間: 晚上7時至9時
語言: 廣東話

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The Great Difference: Hong Kong’s New Territories and Its People 1898–2004

Speaker: Dr James Hayes
Moderator: Dr John Carroll
Date: 7 November 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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《親愛的安德烈》
題目:舉起敲門的手──21世紀兩代的「背對背」--- 龍應台教授、安德烈對談

講者: 龍應台教授、安德烈
主持: 馬家輝博士
日期: 11月17日 (星期六)
時間: 下午3時
語言: 普通話

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