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 2011

 

細味東華──追蹤香港近代史

Theme Book «善與人同-與香港同步成長的東華三院»
(Organizational History of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals 1870-1997)
Speaker: 丁新豹博士 Dr Joseph Ting
Moderator: 史秀英女士 Ms Stella See (東華三院檔案及歷史文化總主任, The Head of Records and Heritage Office of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals)
Date: 13 January (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: Cantonese (Simultaneous Interpretation to English)

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Coming Full Circle - a return to Chinese origins

Theme Book Beneath the Banyan Tree, my family chronicles
Speaker: Mrs Cornelia (Nelly) Lichauco Fung
Moderator: Dr Anthony Ferguson (Consultant for the Joint University Research Archive)
Date: 20 January (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Is The Writer Her Character(s)?

Theme Book Habit of a Foreign Sky
Speaker: Ms Xu Xi (許素細女士)
Moderator: Mr Richard Lord (Hong Kong-based freelance journalist)
Date: 24 February 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Centenary Book Talk Series
Possible Dreams: HKU and a Changing Asia

Theme Book Growing with Hong Kong: the University and its Graduates
Speaker: Professor Wang Gungwu (王赓武教授)
Moderator: Mr Peter Sidorko, HKU Librarian
Date: 25 March 2011 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Centenary Book Talk Series
University Life and Other Episodes

Theme Book Memories, A Family Album
Speaker: Mr Edward Sing-tin Ho (何承天先生)
Moderator: Mr Peter Sidorko, HKU Librarian
Date: 14 April 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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Fall 2011

 

Centenary Book Talk Series
Power and Charity: A Chinese Merchant Elite in Colonial Hong Kong
written by Elizabeth Sinn

Speaker: Dr the Honourable Leong Che-hung (梁智鴻醫生)
Moderator: Mr Peter Sidorko, HKU Librarian
Date: 13 October 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Language: English

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