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.

 

Fall 2013

 

Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada

Speaker:

Dr. Vivienne Poy

Moderator:

Professor C. F. Lee, GBS, SBS, JP, Director, HKUSPACE

Date:

23 November 2013 (Saturday)

Time:

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Language:

English

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Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future

Speaker:

Mr. Timothy Beardson

Moderator:

Professor Zhigang Tao, Associate Dean, Knowledge Exchange and China Development and Director of HKU Institute for China and Global Development

Date:

31 October 2013 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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Y. K. Pao My Father by Professor Anna Pao Sohmen

Speaker:

Professor Anna Pao Sohmen

Moderator:

Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, HKU

Date:

3 October 2013 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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Spring 2013

 

The Penguin History of The World (sixth edition) by J.M. Roberts & Odd Arne Westad

Speaker:

Professor Odd Arne Westad

Moderator:

Dr Priscilla Roberts (School of Humanities, HKU)

Date:

25 April 2013 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Speaker / Author:

Dr Elizabeth Sinn

Moderator: Professor John Carroll (School of Humanities, HKU)

Date:

7 March 2013 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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On Skeleton Women and the female spy in China

Theme Book:

Skeleton Women written by Mingmei Yip

Speaker / Author:

Dr Mingmei Yip

Moderator: Ms Evelyn Ng (Co-Convenor of Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU)

Date:

7 February 2013 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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