The Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) invited Prof Wolfgang Kubin to speak on ‘What Mainland Writers could learn from Hong Kong Literature?’ on 27 February, with the attendance of Prof Chung Ling,Visiting Professor of the Department of Chinese, Prof Fumiko Sato, Japanese sinologist and Dr Mary Wong Shuk-han, Acting Director of CHR and Assistant Professor of the Department of Chinese.
According to Prof Kubin, although there are many high-quality literary works in Hong Kong literature, they have not yet gained international recognition. Prof Leung was good at writing about international topics, and his wide and exemplary international vision is worth many mainland writers’ admiration.
Prof Kubin, Professor Emeritus of Bonn University in Germany and Senior Professor of the Beijing Foreign Studies University, has translated many literary works by Hong Kong writers into German. He said the two volumes of poetry by Prof Leung Ping-kwan (Ye Si) that he translated and published had been quite well received in Germany.