16 October 2013

CUHK 50th Anniversary Celebratory Event
The University Library Presents the Exhibition of the First Decade of the HK Literature Collection



To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and to share with the public the fruits of the development of the first decade of the Hong Kong Literature Collection, the University Library System and the Hong Kong Literature Research Centre jointly present this exhibition 'Flowers of the Garden: The First Decade of the Hong Kong Literature Collection at CUHK Library'. The opening ceremony has been held last Friday (11 October). Mr. Liu Yichang, renowned Hong Kong writer, Prof. Joseph Sung, CUHK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lai Pan Chiu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Prof. Ho Che Wah, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and Ms. Louise Jones, University Librarian of CUHK officiated at the ceremony. 

In 2002, Prof. Lo Wai Luen (Xiaosi) generously donated her collection of books, journals, materials on literary and authors which she had collected for years to the University Library.  This donation helped the Library to set up the Hong Kong Literature Collection, which has become a 'garden' of literature and culture in the Library, to provide valuable primary materials to the academic community and to support the research on Hong Kong literature, culture, society and politics. In the past 10 years, with the assistance of the Hong Kong Literature Research Centre and the generous donations from various authors, scholars and the general public, the quality and quantity of the Collection have grown significantly and the area was expanded this year. At present, there are more than 21,000 titles in 33,000 volumes. Professor Lo cited a poem from Master Hong Yi in the preface of the electronic Hong Kong Literature Archive in 2005 to express her wishes for this garden. The poem reads 'I came to plant flowers, I left with no flowers blossom. Aren't there any flowers of beautiful colors? To be saved for the people to come.' 

To allow members of the public have a better understanding of the multi-faceted development of Hong Kong literature from different perspectives, the exhibits are categorized into four themes: rare items, classical works, youth journals and popular literature. Exhibits include manuscripts of Hong Kong authors such as Liu Yichang (1918- ), Sima Changfeng (1920-1980) and Xi Xi (1938- ).  Books to be exhibited include Rexue hen shuo ji ('Hot Blooded Patriots') by Sun Shoukuang (1923), Wang yao cao: san wen sui bi ji by Ye Lingfeng (1940), Heilila by Lü Lun (1941), Wu Xianggang by Qin Xining (Shu Xiangcheng) (1956). Journals to be exhibited are Xiao shuo xing qi kan ('The novel weekly') (1924-1925), Dao shang (1930-1931), Zhongguo xuesheng zhoubao ('The Chinese student weekly') (1952-1974), and Qing nian le yuan ('Youths' garden') (1956-1967), etc. 

Through this exhibition, the University Library hopes to arouse public interest in collecting, processing, preserving and donating materials and documents on Hong Kong literature. The exhibition is open to the public with details as follows: 

Date:         11 October to 17 November 2013
Venue:       Exhibition Area, University Library, CUHK, Shatin
Enquiries:   2603 5225 or 3943 8740   

Besides, public lectures to be conducted by renowned writers and scholars will be held with details as follows:

Date

Title

Speaker

Saturday,
19 October

Popular Literature

Dr. Wong Chung Ming, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication,Hong KongShueYanUniversity

Saturday,
2 November

Belles lettres of the South: a glimpse atHong Kong's classical writers and their anthologies

Ms. YW Chau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Saturday,
16 November

Youth Journals: From The Chinese Student Weekly, Da Mu Zhi to Fleurs: Des Lettres

Mr. Law Kar, Editor of The Chinese Student Weekly; Mr. Hui Tik Cheong, Editor of Da Mu Zhi; Ms. Tang Siu Wa, Editor of Fleurs: Des Lettres   

Time:           2:30 PM
Venue:         User Education Room 1, University Library, CUHK, Shatin
Language:    Cantonese
Enquiries:     2603 5225 or 3943 8740

(From left) Ms. Louise Jones, University Librarian of CUHK; Prof. Lai Pan Chiu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Prof. Lo Wai Luen (Xiaosi), Adviser, Hong Kong Literature Research Centre of CUHK; Mr. Liu Yichang, renowned Hong Kong writer; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; and Prof. Ho Che Wah, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK.
(From left) Ms. Louise Jones, University Librarian of CUHK; Prof. Lai Pan Chiu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Prof. Lo Wai Luen (Xiaosi), Adviser, Hong Kong Literature Research Centre of CUHK; Mr. Liu Yichang, renowned Hong Kong writer; Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; and Prof. Ho Che Wah, Chairman of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK.

Liu Yichang (1918-)  
Beijiao de Shanghai qing jing
2002
Manuscripts
Liu Yichang (1918-)
Beijiao de Shanghai qing jing
2002
Manuscripts

Sun Shoukuang (1900-1965)
Rexue hen
(‘Hot Blooded Patriots’)
Hong Kong: Yuchu xiaoshuo she, 1923
Sun Shoukuang (1900-1965)
Rexue hen
(‘Hot Blooded Patriots’)
Hong Kong: Yuchu xiaoshuo she, 1923

Xiao shuo xing qi kan
(‘The novel weekly’)
Hong Kong: Shi jie bian yi guang gao gong si, 1924-1925
Xiao shuo xing qi kan
(‘The novel weekly’)
Hong Kong: Shi jie bian yi guang gao gong si, 1924-1925

Zeng Keduan (1900-1975)
Songjulu shicun
(‘Poetries of Zeng Keduan’)
Hong Kong : 1971
Zeng Keduan (1900-1975)
Songjulu shicun
(‘Poetries of Zeng Keduan’)
Hong Kong : 1971


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