Spring 2010

Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Speaker: Ms Christine Loh 陸恭蕙女士
Moderators Mr Ching Cheong 程翔先生, Mr Stephen Vines
Date: 11 March 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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East River Column : Hong Kong guerrillas in the Second World War and after

Speaker: Mr Chan Sui-jeung 陳瑞璋先生
Moderator: Dr Peter Cunich (Dept of History, HKU)
Date: 21 January 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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《港孩: 父母教師的噩夢》

Speaker: Ms Wong Ming Lok 黃明樂女士
Moderator: Professor Lui Tai Lok 呂大樂教授
Date: 4 February 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous Interpretation to English)

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No Bad Fat, All Good Fat including Cholesterol: a re-evaluation of the diet/heart disease hypothesis

Theme Books: The great cholesterol con : the truth about what really causes heart disease and how to avoid it
The great cholesterol con : why everything you've been told about cholesterol, diet and heart disease is wrong!
Speaker: Professor Marcel S.F. Lie Ken Jie
Moderator: Dr Anthony Ferguson
Date: 25 March 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Book Launch on Eileen Chang's The Fall of the Pagoda

Guests: Professor S.P. Chow
Dr Roland Soong
Mr Perry Lam
Mr Michael Duckworth
Dr Tony Ferguson
Ms Xue Jun Yuan
Date: 15 April 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 3:00 pm
Language: English

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《繼往開來──香港廠商75年》
Seventy-five Years of Hong Kong Manufacturing – Past and Present

Speaker: Dr Lee Pui Tak 李培德博士
Co-speaker: Mr Yin Tak Shing 尹德勝先生
Date: 6 May 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous Interpretation to English)

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Hong Kong Movers and Stayers

Speaker: Professor Janet W. Salaff
Moderator: Professor Lui Tai Lok 呂大樂教授
Date: 13 May 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Legends from the Swiss Alps
瑞士阿爾卑斯山的傳說

Speaker: Professor Andrea Riemenschnitter, Professor Leung Ping-kwan
Moderator: Yuen Che-hung
Date: 10 June 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English & Cantonese

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Hong Kong Nature Landscapes

Speaker: Mr Edward Stokes (Founder Director,The Photographic Heritage Foundation)
Moderator: Mr Tom Mitchell (South China Correspondent, Financial Times)
Date: 24 June 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Fall 2010

Book Launch on Eileen Chang's The Book of Change

Guests: Dr Roland Soong 宋以朗博士
Professor Leo Ou-fan Lee 李歐梵教授
Date: 3 September 2010 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 pm
Language: English

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Poor English: Why Should Hong Kong Care?

Theme Book: You Can Write Better English
Speaker: Mr Barry Kalb
Honorary Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
Moderator: Professor Ying Chan 陳婉瑩教授
Director, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU
Date: 9 September 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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文學與神明──從詩歌到哲學的提升
Literature and Gods: Elevation from Poetry to Philosophy

Theme Book: 《文學與神明──饒宗頤訪談錄》
Literature and Gods: Interview with Professor Jao Tsung-I
Speaker: 施議對教授(澳門大學社會科學及人文學院中文系教授)
Professor Sze Yee-Tui, Department of Chinese, University of Macau
Moderator: 李安小姐(香港三聯書店副總編輯)
Miss Lee Anne (Deputy Chief-editor, Joint Publishing Hong Kong Co. Ltd.)
Date: 30 September 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Putonghua

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婦女遺囑的秘密 -- 性工作者與女性獨立
Women Secrets behind their Wills -- sex workers and women’s independency

Theme Books 《婦女遺囑藏著的秘密人生、家庭與社會》
Women Secrets behind their Wills
Speakers: 嚴潔心小姐 Miss Kendy Yim
鄭宏泰博士 Dr Victor Zheng
黃紹倫教授 Professor Siu-lun Wong
Moderator: 莊玉惜小姐 Miss Yuk Sik Chong
Date: 14 October 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous Interpretation to English)

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What do the Lord's Prayer, the Tao Te Ching, and Anthroposophy have in common?

Theme Books The Lord's Prayer: An Eastern Perspective
Lao Tzu and Anthroposophy
Speaker: Dr Kwan-Yuk Claire Sit 羅君鈺博
Moderator: Dr Anthony Ferguson
Date: 28 October 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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衝出香港──設計師的國際舞台
Hong Kong Designers Inside-Out! -- The International Stage of Local Designers

Theme Book Brody : The Graphic Language of Neville Brody
Speakers: 何綺雯女士 Ms. Christie Ho
謝暖棠先生 Mr. Jackson Tse
陳君勇先生 Mr. Steve Chan
Date: 11 November 2010 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese (simultaneous interpretation will be available in English or Putonghua upon request in advance)