[Seminar] The Past and Present of Chinese-Language Book Publishing in Hong Kong

[Updated 16 April 2018: For friends who might have missed this seminar, here is the photo album.]

Friday, 16 March 2018, 12:30 pm
20, C. K. Choi Building, UBC
1855 West Mall, Vancouver
Program in English
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be served

A City Inscribed event. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Hong Kong is a small but vibrant city. Though only several thousand Chinese books are published there each year, its annual book fair has routinely drawn more than a million visitors. Furthermore, individual book titles and news of the local book market have from time to time, and for various reasons, attracted international attention. This talk will discuss some of the characteristics of Chinese-language book publishing in Hong Kong and identify some of the changes over the past decade.

Angela Ko is Acquisitions Librarian of the University of Hong Kong Libraries and Assistant Librarian of the Fung Ping Shan Library, the East Asian Library of the HKU Libraries. In her capacity as the development and liaison officer for the Fung Ping Shan Library, Ko has traveled extensively to academic libraries, bookstores, and book fairs in the Greater China region and beyond. Since 2009, she has been a frequent contributor to New Books: Recent and Forthcoming Publications in Taiwan, ROC (a journal published by the National Central Library of Taiwan) reviewing recent Chinese-language publications from Hong Kong.

This seminar is organized by the Hong Kong Studies Initiative and co-sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies, the Centre for Chinese Research, the Department of History, and the Asian Library.


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