Lingnan University’s Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) organised an Open Seminar on “100 Years of Hong Kong Cinema” cum Book Launch for Hong Kong Memories in Cinema on 5 October.
Hong Kong Memories in Cinema is a research output derived from CHR's collaboration with the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) in the past two years. It is a Chinese-English bilingual book published by HKFA, authored by the staff and fellows of CHR ably assisted by Lingnan students who helped to collect research materials. The book reviews the development of Hong Kong cinema in the past century and introduces its cinema culture to the worldwide audience. The DVD enclosed consists of precious film footage of Hong Kong in the first half of the 20th century, plus finely selected film footage that reflects the social and ethnographical changes of Hong Kong from the post-war years to post-1997.
Ms Winnie Fu, author of the book, was invited to give an introduction and review some of the footage from the DVD together with the participants. Lingnan students who had helped collect materials also discussed with the speakers, including Dr Mary Wong Shuk-han, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese, Lingnan University, Mr Ben Wong King-fai, Screenwriter of Life Without Principle, and Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang, CHR Research Assistant.