Professor Leo LEE explores the colonial past of Hong Kong in order to shed light on the island’s extraordinary cultural identity. Rather than offering a historical survey, Prof. Lee presents a mosaic or “melange” of our city drawn from his research and observations. The talk will be an exposition of his book City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong, 2008.
Date: Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: 3/F Function Room 304, Shun Hing College (Block A), Residential Colleges, 9 Lung Wah Street, Kennedy Town
Register here: http://goo.gl/4PflnN
This event is open to all Colleges residents and the HKU community.
About the speaker:
Prof. Leo Ou-fan Lee is Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He has taught at The University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Chicago and University of California, Los Angeles. His publications in English include: The Romantic Generation of Modern Chinese Writers, Voices from the Iron House: A Study of Lu Xun, and Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1830-1945. He has also published numerous books of cultural criticism in Chinese, and is a columnist on music and culture for many newspapers and magazines, including Ming Pao, HK Economic Journal, Yazhou Zhoukan, and Muse magazine.