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Subject Talk Series on Hong Kong Memory (2023/24)

Subject Talk Series on Hong Kong Memory (2023/24)

Upcoming Activities

Searching for Old Time Delicacies
Date: 2023/12/9 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Shui Wo Street Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: In recent years, we witnessed the loss of traditional skills and tightly held recipes with the close-down of old shops and restaurants. For many patrons of these shops and restaurants, their first visit might also be their last, rendering such visit a novelty rather than nostalgia. How can our younger generation find old time delicacies? Through pictures and textual descriptions in books, readers can not only search for bygone delicacies, but also savour the tastes that linger in memories. Like relationships, they will be more cherished when they become memories.

Past Activities

Jin Yong and the Ups and Downs of Hong Kong Martial Arts Novels (Full)
Date: 2023/11/19 (Sunday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Sha Tin Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Description: This talk begins with the origins of Hong Kong martial arts novels, tracing the state of the genre before it became popular in the city. Centred on Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, the talk discusses the breakthroughs in local martial arts fiction and how Jin Yong raised the status of this genre of fiction. It also gives an overview of the development of martial arts novels in the post-Jin Yong era.
Preliminary Study on the Spatial History of Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation
Date: 2023/9/9 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Hong Kong was occupied by the Japanese during the period between 25 December 1941 and 30 August 1945. Extensive research has been conducted previously on various social aspects of Hong Kong at that time, in particular, the destruction brought by the Japanese military regime to the economy and people’s livelihood. This talk will introduce the research project of “Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation, 1941-1945” which has been carried out by the Department of History at the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2022. The project team makes use of geographic information systems (GIS) to analyse various issues from the administration, economy, military development, public health to culture and entertainment of the territory during the Japanese occupation. The impact of Japanese occupation on Hong Kong, the role of Hong Kong in the war, and the lives of Hong Kong people during the war will be re-examined.
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