30 April, 2012
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Two books published by Lingnan’s Centre for Humanities Research, The Anthology of Hong Kong Short Stories 1949-2007 (Two Volumes) and Taste Between Worlds, have been listed as finalists for the 5th Hong Kong Book Prize. The annual event, which focuses on Chinese books, is organised by Radio Television Hong Kong and Hong Kong Publishing Federation, and supported by Hong Kong Public Libraries of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Edited by Prof Leung Ping-kwan (Ye Si), Mr Yip Fai, and Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang, The Anthology of Hong Kong Short Stories 1949-2007 collects 78 works of high artistic quality with distinctive features of Hong Kong. It stands out from other similar anthologies with the inclusion of much-neglected short stories of the 1950s and excellent works published after 2000. The Anthology is an outcome of the General Research Fund project “Hong Kong Literature and Culture of the 1950s” funded by the Research Grants Committee.

Tastes Between Worlds is a collection of Prof Leung’s essays on food. The book examines human relationships as reflected in food and explores the problems in Hong Kong culture. Apart from this collection of essays, Prof Leung has also published other creative works on food, such as a collection of short stories, Postcolonial Affairs of Food and the Heart, and a compilation of poems, Vegetable Politics.

Click here to vote for the CHR books before 13 May: http://app3.rthk.hk/culture/5thbookprize/polling.php