29 December, 2011
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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On 10 December, the Centre for Humanities Research launched a new book Hong Kong Literature and Cinema at the Commercial Press bookshop in Tsimshatsui. A collection of essays from 13 renowned scholars in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas, the new book covers a wide range of topics such as authors and filmmakers, form and genre, the interactions among Hong Kong's cultural landscape, cinema and literature, as well as discussions on research methodologies from such perspectives as cultural politics, retrieval of historical artefacts and reflections on history.

There was also a roundtable discussion at the book launch under the theme of "Literature, Cinema and Education". Speakers included Mr Sam Ho, Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive; Dr Chan Chi-tak, Assistant Professor of Chinese, the Hong Kong Institute of Education; Mr Ben Wong King-fai, doctorate candidate of the School of Literature and Journalism, Shandong University; Dr Grace Lau Yin-ping, Associate Professor of Chinese and Dr Mary Wong Shuk-han, Assistant Professor of Chinese, Lingnan University.