*The post-screening discussion will be conducted in Cantonese
日期︰2019 年 2 月 18 日 (一）
Date: 18 Feb 2019 （Mon)
Venue: Tin Ka Ping Lecture Theatre (D1-LP-02), The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong
Speaker, Shu Kei, Producer, Umbrella Diaries
(Film) Cantonese, with subtitles in Chinese and English; (Discussion) Cantonese
Target: EdUHK Students and Staff & Public
Limited seats only. Please register.
《傘上：遍地開花》以第一身的角度紀錄了2014年「雨傘運動」中的每個細節，帶著觀眾進入了整場運動的動作核心，見證了香港民主如何遍地開花。影片入圍第 55 屆金馬獎最佳紀錄片。
“Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella” records every detail of the Umbrella Movement happened in 2014 from the first-person perspective. It puts us at the heart of the action, allowing viewers to experience the highs and lows of that remarkable summer, when Hong Kong witnessed a “blossoming of democracy”. This documentary has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 55th Golden Horse Awards.
James Leong’s documentaries have screened at festivals such as “Wukan: The Flame of Democracy” filmed in 2013 and Homeless FC in 2006. They were both awarded Best Feature at the Freedom Film Festival at the Chinese Documentary Festival.
Director: James Leong
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong is proud to announce that Hong Kong’s first ever One City, One Book initiative will be hosted during the 2018/2019 academic year.
One City One Book Hong Kong （我城我書）is a community reading programme which aims to encourage as many people as possible, to read and discuss a single book at around the same time. Each year students, scholars, and readers of all kinds will focus their attention on one single book. A series of activities related to the chosen book will be held around Hong Kong, including discussions of the book and its themes, along with exhibitions, film screenings, school events, book discussions, author visits, cultural performances, library events, and so forth. The goals of the initiative are to build a sense of community and promote reading, discussion, and civic engagement. To get started, see below for this year’s book!The book chosen for the first ever One City One Book initiative in Hong Kong is The Arrival (2006), a wordless graphic novel by the Chinese Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan.
We regret to inform you that the captioned talk is cancelled. Dr. Mallot was scheduled to arrive in Hong Kong over the weekend. He has had to cancel his ticket because of the approaching super typhoon.
“I Used to be Human Once”: Disability in Contemporary Indian Writing
Date: 19 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 – 14:00
Venue: B3-P-04, Tai Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong
How does disability studies impact postcolonial discourse? How do postcolonial writers address differently-abled subjects? This talk seeks to illuminate and interrogate the intersections – fruitful and fraught – between these fields, covering a wide range of texts but paying particular attention to Mahesh Dattani’s Tara (a play about conjoined twins) and Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People (a novel about the 1984 Bhopal disaster). As South Asian disability rights advocates struggle to achieve more legal rights and more practical modes of accessibility, writers have repeatedly turned to differently-abled protagonists, with mixed intentions and varied results. At the center of this hotly debated discourse lies a central, uncomfortable question: what does it mean to be “normal”? What, in some cases, does it mean to be “human”?
J. Edward Mallot is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Studies at Arizona State University. His book Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia was published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has published on a wide range of postcolonial and transnational authors, including Amitav Ghosh, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunesekera, Kamila Shamsie, Nathaniel Mackey, and Karen Tei Yamashita, among others.
All are welcome and no registration is required. Please send any enquiries to Mr. Manni Cheung at 2948 7360 or via email email@example.com.
Date: 15-16 June 2018
Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong
This is the inaugural conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) network. This network was established in 2017 to provide a regional hub for scholars of modernist studies within Asia. A central aim of the network is to facilitate a gathering of international modernist scholars on an annual basis and in a variety of Asian universities and contexts. Our first conference is jointly supported by the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies and the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities (CPCH) at the Education University of Hong Kong.
Please visit the conference site for further details