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[活動回放]《秧歌》與二十世紀中國小説 The Rice Sprout Song and 20th Century Chinese Fiction







Message from School of Chinese


Due to the unexpected large population of online registration for our upcoming seminar on 21/9, the event will be shifted from face-to-face mode to hybrid mode (face-to-face & online via Zoom) with a larger venue instead. 


Below is the detailed updates for your kind reference. Please kindly note that:

1) The seminar will be conducted face-to-face and broadcasted by video conferencing (via Zoom) at the same time;

2) Those who would like to attend the seminar in person are required to register via a NEW link (Click HERE) on a first-come, first-served basis;

3) Email of confirmation will be sent to the registered email addresses and participants have to show the screenshot or print-out version of the email for entry of the seminar venue;

4) In light of the limitation of venue capacity, the participants whose online registration are put on the waiting list may have to join the event via Zoom in case of necessary; 

5) Walk-in or late-comers will not be allowed for entry of the seminar venue unless situation allows.




張愛玲研究新方向講座系列 New Directions in Eileen Chang Studies Lecture Series

Co-hosted by School of Chinese and Department of Comparative Literature, HKU

Co-sponsored by Louis Cha Fund for Chinese studies & East/West studies in the Faculty

& Center for the Study of Globalization and Culture (CSGC)




The Rice Sprout Song and 20th Century Chinese Fiction


分享嘉賓Speaker: 許子東 教授  Prof. XU Zidong 

主持人Moderator: 林姵吟 博士  Dr. LIN Pei-yin


Date & Time: September 21, 2022 (Wed) 17:30-19:00pm

Language: Putonghua

Mode of Delivery (Updated)Face-to-face & Online Broadcasting (via Zoom)

Venue (Updated)KK201, 2/F, K.K. Leung Building, Main Campus, HKU


Zoom Meeting Details: 


Meeting ID: 952 6511 0608

Password: 705319




The most successful literary images in 20th century Chinese fiction are those of intellectuals, peasants, and cadres. The complicated and contradictory relationship between intellectuals, party officials, and people not only penetrates the themes of 20th century "revolutionary literature" but also dominates the various changes and developments of modern Chinese fiction of previous century. By reading Eileen Chang's The Rice Sprout Song, a novel she composed in Hong Kong, from this perspective, this lecture reappraises the relationship between Chang's works and the mainstream 20th century Chinese literature.




Prof Xu received his MAs from East China Normal University and UCLA, and his PhD from HKU. He was previously the Head of the Department of Chinese at Lingnan University. Currently, he is Zijiang Chair Professor at East China Normal University and Honorary Professor at the School of Chinese, HKU. He has published extensively on modern and contemporary Chinese literature. 



ALL are welcome*

*Pre-registration (Click HERE) is requested.




Upcoming events of the lecture series:


Special book talk in celebration of the 90th anniversary of FPS Library and Eileen Chang's 102nd birthday

Title: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Eileen Chang at the University of Hong Kong

Speaker: Prof. Nicole HUANG 

Date & Time: September 30, 2022 (Fri) 18:00-19:30pm

Language: English

Venue: Multi-purpose Area, 2/F, Main Library


Scholar Seminar

Title: 如金粉深埋:《小團圓》背後的閨秀生命

Like Buried Gold Sand: Women’s Life Histories Behind Little Reunions

 Speaker: 崔文東 博士  Dr. CUI Wendong (City U)

Moderator: 黃心村 教授  Prof. Nicole HUANG

Date: October 26, 2022 (Wed) 

Language: Putonghua

Time & Venue: TBC


Roundtable Discussion

Title: 張愛玲研究心得分享

Sharing of Research on Eileen Chang


何杏楓 教授  Prof. HOYAN Hang Fung Carole (CUHK)

黃念欣 教授  Prof. WONG Nim Yan (CUHK)

Moderator: 林姵吟 博士  Dr. LIN Pei-yin

Date: February 7, 2023 (Tue) 

Language: Putonghua

Time & Venue: TBC