"Ye Si’s 1950s: Criticisms on Hong Kong Literature and Culture" authored by the late Prof Leung Ping-kwan (Ye Si), Chair Professor of Comparative Literature of the Department of Chinese and Director of the Centre for Humanities Research at Lingnan University, has been named one of the 11 distinguished Chinese books published in 2014.
At the awarding ceremony held on 27 June, Dr Leung Yi-man, son of Prof Leung, received the award on his father’s behalf. Prof Grace Lau, Dean of Faculty of Arts, received the award on behalf of Lingnan’s Centre for Humanities Research. Mr Lai Yiu-keung, representative of the publisher Chunghwa Books, also attended the ceremony.
Authored by Prof Leung, Ye Si’s 1950s: Criticisms on Hong Kong Literature and Culture is one of the books in the “Hong Kong Literature and Culture of the 1950s” series, which focuses on Hong Kong literature and culture of the 1950s. The six volumes in the series discuss such important issues as Hong Kong literature and cinema, urban culture and cultural identity. The award-winning book is a collection of Prof Leung’s critical essays on Hong Kong literature and cinema, in which he examined the works of Stephen Soong, Ronald Mar, Sang Jianliu, Cao Juren, Ye Lingfeng and Lee Wai-ling.
The annual book prize is organised by Radio Television Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Publishing Federation with support by the Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.