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 outreach 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 put out literary works on subjects relating exclusively to Hong Kong.
The winning entries of “The Hong Kong University Modern Chinese Literature Award Competition” held last year under this Scheme have been rendered into English and published in a bilingual format in Issue 43 of MUSE. Featured here are these fine works of literature created by brilliant young writers and the English versions produced by distinguished translators.