Languages Great and Small: Evolutions and Revolutions in Poetry
Moderator: Prof. Leo Ou-fan Lee
Fri, 22 November 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Adonis (Syria), Dunya Mikhail (Iraq), Olvido García Valdés
(Spain), Lee Seong-bok (South Korea), Han Dong 韓東 (China), Natalia Chan 洛楓 (Hong Kong)
You are cordially invited to the book launch of City at the End of Time: Poems of Leung Ping-kwan (2012) to witness how poetry is in the making at the beginning of time. In this event, Prof. Leo Lee 李歐梵 and Dr. Sebastian Veg will join Prof. P. K. Leung 梁秉鈞 / 也斯 (author) and Dr. Esther Cheung 張美君 (editor) to discuss their book. Following the book talk, there will be a session of poetry reading and performances jointly presented by Prof. Leung and HKU students. They will recite Prof. Leung’s poems multi-lingually, present the poems visually through images, as well as render his poems through music or other artistic forms. Students will also bring their own poems to dialogue with Prof. Leung. Date: Nov 7, 2012 (Wed) Time: 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Venue: LE9 (Library Extension in the Main Campus)
Speakers: Prof. Leo Ou-fan Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Sebastian Veg, The French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC)
Prof. P. K. Leung (author), Lingnan University
Dr. Esther Cheung (editor), University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Dr. Winnie Yee, University of Hong Kong
* The event will be conducted in English.
About the Book City at the End of Time: Poems by Leung Ping-kwan (Hong Kong University Press 2012), Edited and introduced by Esther M.K. Cheung:
This book brings back into print 40 bilingual poems from one of Hong Kong’s most beloved literary figures, together with critical introductions by Esther M.K. Cheung and Ackbar Abbas. Through poetry, Leung Ping-kwan, more often known as Ye Si, looks at the complex everyday life in the city, contemplates and reflects upon history, culture, identity, and the passing of time. The poet also goes beyond Hong Kong and explores the relationship between poetry and other media in a cross-border and cross-cultural context. Originally published in 1992, this expanded work includes a 2011 conversation with the poet and several local literary figures. Click here for details.
All are welcome!
Last night the International Poetry Nights hosted a banquet dinner at the China Club, at the top of the old Bank of China building. Here’s a picture of me and Xi Chuan, with the new Bank of China Tower in the background:
Xi Chuan will be part of the panel discussion “Masters and (M)other Tongues,” moderated by Prof. Leo Ou-fan Lee, this afternoon at 3:30 at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Cho Yiu Conference Hall, G/F Administration Building), and reading tonight at 7:00 at the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity (Multi-Media Theatre, 135 Junction Road, Kowloon) with Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, Ling Yu 零雨, and CD Wright.