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 2014

 

The Heart Sutra and Beyond

Speaker:

Dr. Claire Sit Kwan-Yuk 薛羅君鈺

Moderator:

Dr. Y. C. Wan 尹耀全, Deputy Librarian, HKU

Date:

4 December 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Language:

Cantonese

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Migration and Theatre (Migration et theater – Migración y teatro)

Speaker:

Dr. Nora Parola-Leconte

Moderator:

Mercedes Vázquez, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU

Date:

20 November 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Language:

English

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History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis

Speaker:

Paul A. Cohen

Moderator:

Professor Douglas Kerr, HKU Dean of Arts

Date:

13 November 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Language:

English

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Macao – People and Places, Past and Present

Speaker:

Jason Wordie

Moderator:

Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian, HKU

Date:

30 October 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Language:

English

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Spring 2014

 

我係何式凝,今年五十五歲

Speaker:

Dr. Ho Sik Ying, Petula

Date:

29 April 2014 (Tuesday)

Time:

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Language:

Cantonese

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Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice by Douglas Kerr

Speaker:

Professor Douglas Kerr

Moderator:

Dr. Evelyn Chan (Department of English, CUHK)

Date:

6 March 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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Steps to Paradise and Beyond: Hawaii to China, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and elsewhere by Verner Bickley

Speaker / Author:

Dr. Verner Bickley, MBE

Moderator:

Dr. Gillian Bickley

Date:

23 January 2014 (Thursday)

Time:

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Language:

English

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