Monthly Literary Talk 2021: Dialogues on Literature from Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, "Monthly Literary Talk 2021: Dialogues on Literature from Classical and Contemporary Perspectives" is a new series of events to explore the aesthetic of the classical and contempory poems and fiction, also interprete these pieces from both classical or contemporary prespectives to illustrate the multi-dimensions of the literature pieces. 

The Classical Poetry of Song Dynasty – Emotion and Thought

Date & Time:      16 January 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Topic:                  The Insight of the Neo-Confucians’ Poetry

Speaker:              Dr. CHOW Kwok-leung


Classical Fiction: The Origin and Development of the Narrative

Date & Time:      27 February 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Topic:                  The Illustrations of Water Margin in the Late Ming Dynasty and the Edo Period

Speaker:              Dr. HUI Kin-yip

Topic:                  Tales of the Historical Figures in the Han Dynasty

Speaker:              Dr. WONG Kwan-leung


Facets of the City: Yesi and Chan Ho Kei’s Reflection of Hong Kong

Date & Time:      27 March 2021 (Saturday) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Topic:                  The Perspectives Within or Across the Boundary: Yesi’s City of Memory, City of Fabrication

Speaker:              Dr. WONG Ka-ki

Topic:                  The City Yet to Be Explored: The Imagination of Hong Kong in Chan Ho Kei’s Detective Fiction

Speaker:              Dr. HO Ka-chun


 Conducted in Cantonese

 Live broadcast at HKPL YouTube Channel

• Recorded version will be upload to Multimedia Information System at Hong Kong Public Libraries (here)


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