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Centenary Anniversary Dinner

8 November 2012
Loke Yew Hall
The University of Hong Kong


6:00 – 6:30 pm

Reception for Centenary Dinner

6:30 pm

HKU Libraries Centenary Dinner (Loke Yew Hall) – Welcome remarks by Mr Peter Sidorko, University Librarian

6:35 pm

Remarks by Dr Leong Che-hung, The Chairman, The Council, The University of Hong Kong

6:45 pm

Book launch – Fung Ping Shan, The Man, His Life and His Library

6:50 pm

Comments from Mrs Nelly Fung, the Author of Fung Ping Shan, The Man, His Life and His Library

7:05 – 8:45 pm


Book Launch

FUNG PING SHAN, The Man, His Life and His Library

About the Book

Fung Ping Shan book  

FUNG PING SHAN, The Man, His Life and His Library tells the story of a successful businessman, generous benefactor of many charities, tireless founder of educational institutions and keen supporter of libraries. It is a deeply personal account of Fung’s remarkable life – starting from his early days in Xinhui and spanning his experiences as a successful entrepreneur in Chongqing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, his commitment to philanthropy and his passion for setting up libraries as a source of social education. And yet this book is not just one man’s legend, it is the story of early twentieth century Hong Kong, seen from one of the leading members of the Chinese community who left a legacy that has lasted for decades.

About the Authors

Cornelia (Nelly) Lichauco Fung was born and raised in the Philippines. After completing her secondary schooling in Manila, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of London. Mrs. Fung has lived in Hong Kong since 1967 where she has been involved in community and educational life. She is a co-founder of the Chinese International School and the ISF Academy. In 2009 she wrote “Beneath the Banyan Tree” a book about four generations of her family within the context of Philippine history. Mrs. Fung is married to Kenneth Hing Cheung Fung, son of the late Sir Kenneth Fung Ping Fan and a grandson of Fung Ping Shan.

Yiu Chuen Wan is Deputy University Librarian at the University of Hong Kong. He received his bachelor degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1980 and doctoral degree in information and library science at the University of Wales Aberystwyth in 2001. Dr Wan has a keen interest in Hong Kong studies, particularly in the history of libraries in Hong Kong.

The Centenary Anniversary Conference and Celebrations are proudly sponsored by

Sir Kenneth Fung Ping Fan Foundation Trust I

Dr and Mrs Fung Ping Kan
Mr Kenneth Fung Hing Cheung

CasalinichaoxingCambridge University Press


OCLCSwets John Wiley & Sons


Event enquiry: Ms Marine Yip