[Series] City Inscribed 我寫 • 我城

The UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative is pleased to present “City Inscribed,” a series of public lectures and events in celebration of the launch of “Literature of Hong Kong” (ASIA 324) at the University of British Columbia.

All of the lectures and events are free and open to the public and are, unless otherwise noted (*), conducted in English. For latest information, please follow the links. Registration is strongly encouraged.


Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 7 pm
The Guest’s View: Some Thoughts on Director Ann Hui’s Work
Dr. Rey Chow (Duke University)
Auditorium, Asian Centre

Public Seminar
Thursday, 18 January 2018, 4 pm
Leung Ping-kwan: Shuqing and Reveries of Space
Dr. Rey Chow (Duke University)
Auditorium, Asian Centre

Public Seminar
Friday, 9 February 2018, 2 pm
Always Liminal, Always in Transition: Reading Hong Kong as Staircase City
Dr. Louis Lo (National Taipei University of Technology)
Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues

Public Seminar
Thursday, 15 February 2018, 5:30 pm
Hong Kong Nationalism and the Chinese Dream in the Age of Global Capitalism
Dr. Wai Kit Choi (California State University, Los Angeles)
120, C. K. Choi Building

Public Seminar
Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:30 pm
Behind the Scenes: Transnational Ties between the Hollywood and Hong Kong Entertainment Industries
Dr. Sylvia J. Martin (University of Hong Kong)
120, C. K. Choi Building

Public Lecture
Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 7 pm
The Princess Flower and the Imaginations of Hong Kong
Dr. Leonard Chan (Education University of Hong Kong)
120, C. K. Choi Building

Community Conversation (in Cantonese)*
Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:30 pm
The Story of Hong Kong Literature《香港文學大系》與香港文學史
A Conversation with Dr. Leonard Chan 陳國球
Richmond Public Library

UBC Cantonese Language Program Event
Friday, 9 March 2018, 7 pm
The First UBC Cantonese Singing Contest
Lower Atrium, AMS Nest

Public Seminar
Friday, 16 March 2018, 12:30 pm
The Past and Present of Chinese-Language Book Publishing in Hong Kong
Angela Ko (University of Hong Kong)
120, C. K. Choi Building

Public Lecture
Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 7 pm
From History to Fiction: Inventing Hong Kong Stories
Dung Kai-cheung (Writer)
120, C. K. Choi Building

Community Conversation (in Cantonese, supplemented with Mandarin)*
Thursday, 5 April 2018, 7:30 pm
Hong Kong Literature: Why and How? 香港文學──為何?如何?
A Conversation with Dung Kai-cheung 董啓章
Richmond Public Library

Gateway Theatre Forum
Sunday, 15 April 2018, 1 pm
Colonialism at Work: Hong Kong in the 1920s
Dr. Leo K. Shin (University of British Columbia)
Gateway Theatre
(In conjunction with the staging of Nine Dragons)

Public Screening and Discussion (to be confirmed)
9 May 2018
Boundary 東西 (138 mins., 2015)
(In conjunction with the Workshop “Reading for Pleasure: Chinese Popular Literature and the Cold War”)

Public Workshop (in Cantonese/English)*
21–22 June 2018
Cantonese Worlds 2
Performance Hall, Richmond Library and Cultural Centre
(In conjunction with the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics)


The “City Inscribed” series is made possible by the generous support of:

Department of Asian Studies
Centre for Chinese Research (Institute of Asian Research)
Department of History
St. John’s College
Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures
The Modern Chinese Culture Seminar (CCK-IUC)
UBC Cantonese Language Program
Asian Library
Department of English
Department of Sociology
Department of Theatre and Film
School of Music
Institute for Transpacific Cultural Research (SFU)
Chinese Canadian Writers’ Association
Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society
Gateway Theatre
Richmond Public Library