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Oct 06 2017

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

Footprints: 90 Years of the School of Chinese, HKU

In collaboration with The University of Hong Kong School of Chinese, the University Archives, the University Museum and Art Gallery, and the Libraries, the Main Library is pleased to present FOOTPRINTS: 90 Years of The School of Chinese, HKU Exhibition at the 2nd Floor Atrium/Exhibitions Area of the Main Library from 12 October 2017 to 3 November 2017.

“Established in 1927, the School of Chinese at HKU has for 90 years been dedicated to the study of the core values and ideals of the Chinese tradition and to the meeting of Chinese and Western cultures. Through the efforts of many trailblazers and their successors, the School has become a leading international centre for research and education in Chinese language, literature, history, and translation.

On the exciting occasion of our 90th anniversary we felt honour-bound to put together this exhibition with the aim of reviewing the past while looking forward to the near and distant future.  While this exhibition would not be possible without the School’s remarkable academic achievements, its intention is rather to display articles related to individual lives and sentiments ¾ facets of the school that have been unknown but to the privileged few. The exhibit includes personal and official correspondence in regard to China and the West, items from social exchanges, as well as student assignments and sundry other administrative documents.  They were all unassuming articles in their own era, but have since become precious relics and works of art and trace the passage of 90 years of the School’s life. Indeed, the years have touched them only to enrich them.”1







Peter Sidorko

University Librarian

The University of Hong Kong


Details for the Exhibition:

Date:  12 October 2017 – 3 November 2017*

Location: Atrium/Exhibition Area, 2/F Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

*Exhibition will close at 2:00pm on 3 November

1 The School of Chinese of The University of Hong Kong

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