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The Displaced: Memory and Identity in Literary Writings

In turbulent times, many people lost their home and became diasporas. Their experience and stories have inspired many writers who recreated such sense of displacement, memory and identity in their works. Reading between the lines, perhaps you will discover the writer's struggle and the pursuit of belonging, their underlying emotions and imagination.

Date & Time: 5 July 2020 (Sunday)
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library Lecture Theatre, G/F.

Registration: Please click this link for seat reservation during the online registration period.
Online registration date: 22 June 2020 10:00 a.m.-3 July 2020.

The session will also be conducted online. For the latest programme details and arrangements, please refer to this webpage.

Link to live video broadcast:

Dr. WONG Leung-wo

Dr. HUNG Chi-kum

Local Speaker:
Dr. POON Po-chiu
Subject: Literary Parallels and Contrasts in 1950's Hong Kong:A Discourse on Works of Jin Yong and Dickson Tong

Prof. WEI Yan, Vivien
Subject: Flâneur as a Modernist in Time Travel: Memory, Fiction and Cultural Choices in Journey of the Trouble Dolls by Leung Ping-kwan

Overseas Speaker:
Prof. WANG Yu-ping
Subject: Landscape and Memory: Aliens in Eileen Chang's Hong Kong Writing

  • Conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua.
  • Free admission. Seats are limited on a first come, first served basis.
  • Q&A Session: Questions relating to the Symposium topics can be sent via email at on or before 2 July 2020. Your questions will be forwarded to the speakers.
  • Session will be cancelled if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 8 or above, Black Rainstorm Warning Signal or "extreme conditions" Note is issued and remains in force 3 hours before the starting time of the session. (Note: In case of serious disruption of public transport services, extensive flooding, major landslides or large-scale power outage caused by a super typhoon, the Government will make an announcement of "extreme conditions".)
  • For Enquiry: 2928 4551
  • Extension Activities Unit, Hong Kong Public Libraries
  • Mon. to Fri.: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Except Public Holidays)

Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua
*Due to the latest situation of COVID-19, the overseas speaker will not attend the Symposium.