The Writer-in-Residence programme hosted by the School of Chinese of The University of Hong Kong is funded by an alumnal endowment and represents a major initiative of the School intended primarily to further the students’ interest in and knowledge of Modern Chinese Literature. Under this scheme, academics and writers of high stature and international renown are invited each year to visit the School for a two-month stint, engaging in a great variety of activities such as delivering public lectures, giving talks to staff and students of the School, conducting workshops and seminars, speaking in various tertiary institutions as well as serving as Adjudicator for “The Hong Kong University Modern Chinese Literature Award Competition”. The Writers are also expected to produce literary works on subjects relating exclusively to Hong Kong.
Mr. Shui-Shun Hsiao (pseudonym Hsiao Hsiao), a widely acclaimed poet of high distinction in Taiwan, has accepted the invitation to assume the role of Writer in the School for the period March 14 – May 13, 2011, during which he will take part in a wide range of events including the following:
- Public Lecture
Topic: How to Elucidate a Modern Poem -- An In-depth Analysis of the Poetic Work "Error"
Date: April 15, 2011 (Friday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Venue: P4, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building
- Staff-Student Seminar
- Radio Interview
- Public Speeches to be Delivered at Tertiary Institutions
- The Hong Kong University Chinese Poem Writing Competition
Shui-Shun Hsiao, also known as Hsiao Hsiao, was born in Changhua County, Taiwan. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts, Fu-Jen Catholic University, and National Taiwan Normal University with a master’s degree in Chinese. He had been a high school teacher for thirty-two years before moving on to serve as an Associate Professor at Mingdao University.
He won several awards for his prose, poems, and critical writings. He was the recipient of the “Golden Vessel Award in Literature” in 1985. His early articles focused on the themes of the respect for life and the strong bonds between people and land. He has made a significant contribution to establishing contemporary poetry aesthetics. His most well-known poems include Modern Poetics, Taiwan Modern Poetry Aesthetics, Modern Poetry Aesthetics and Game of Modern Poetry. As of 2010, he has published more than 108 books.
Last update: 9 Mar 2011