[Community Conversation] Hong Kong Literature: Why and How? 香港文學─為何?如何?

[Updated 30 May 2018: For friends who might have missed this community talk, here are the webcast, photo album, and media coverage.]

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 7:30 pm
Richmond Public Library
7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Free and open to the public (Program in Cantonese)

A City Inscribed event. Registration is strongly encouraged.

There is no need to justify the existence of Hong Kong literature. Yet, what kind of literature do we have? Why do we need literature in Hong Kong? Or why do we need a “Hong Kong” literature? How does local awareness arise in Hong Kong literature? Where is this awareness leading our literature? These are questions worth serious pondering.

Born in Hong Kong in 1967, Dung Kai-cheung is without doubt one of the most highly-regarded Chinese-language fiction writers of his generation. Recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the Jury Prize of the Dream of Red Chamber Award (2006 and 2008), the Award for Best Artist (Literary Arts) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2008), and the Author of the Year of the Hong Kong Book Fair (2014), Dung is the author of more than two dozens full-length novels and collections of short stories. Among his publications are Atlas: The Archeology of an Imaginary City (Columbia University Press) and Cantonese Love Stories (Penguin), both of which are available in English.



This community conversation is organized by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative and co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies, the Modern Chinese Culture Seminar, the Centre for Chinese Research, the UBC Partnership Recognition Fund, the Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society, the Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association, and the Richmond Public Library.

Registration (Program in Cantonese)

Online registration is now closed. To find out if it is still possible to attend, please email us @ hksi.ubc@ubc.ca.