Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University organised an international academic conference on Hong Kong pulp fiction of the 1940s and 1950s on 13-14 December.
At the conference entitled “A Plum Flower in the Chaotic World of Water: The Production and Circulation of Hong Kong Pulp Fiction of the 1940s and the 1950s”, scholars and postgraduate students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore and Canada presented papers on Hong Kong pulp fiction for a better understanding of Hong Kong popular culture. Guest speakers Mr Shu Kei (Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts) and Ms Wong Ching (Hong Kong Film Archive) were invited to share their experience of interviewing significant figures who witnessed the heyday of Hong Kong pulp fiction. Ms Winnie Fu of Hong Kong Film Archive also showed a few filmic adaptations of the three-dime novels.
The conference was part of the “Hong Kong Literature and Culture of the 1950s” project funded by the Research Grants Council’s General Research Fund. It was organised by Prof Yung Sai-shing (Department of Chinese, National Singapore University), Prof Mary Wong Shuk-han (Centre for Humanities Research and Department of Chinese, Lingnan University), and Prof Wei Yan (Department of Chinese, Lingnan University).