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[活動回放]如金粉深埋:《小團圓》背後的閨秀生命史 Like Buried Gold Sand: Women's Life Histories Behind Little Reunions







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)




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


分享嘉賓Speaker: 崔文東 博士  Dr. CUI Wendong 

主持人Moderator: 黃心村  教授  Prof. Nicole Huang


Date & Time: October 26, 2022 (Wed) 16:30-18:00pm

Language: Putonghua

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

Venue: CPD-1.21, Level 1, Central Podium, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU 


Zoom Meeting Details: 


Meeting ID: 964 7352 9425

Password: 866347




Eileen Chang's Little Reunions is a maze of memories that leads to both the past and the future. We can identify the prototypes of female characters in other works such as "The Golden Cangue," "Love in a Fallen City," "Glazed Tiles," and "Joy over the reunion" with the help of the novel's fragments, and piece together their life histories using family archives and newspapers. All of these women, whether talented or not, are buried like gold sand in the dust of history, but Eileen Chang's words bring them back to life. By contrasting the real and fictional life histories, we can gain insight into Eileen Chang's views on literature and on women.


簡介:崔文東       現於香港城市大學中文及歷史學系擔任助理教授一職,從事近現代中國文學研究,尤其關注梁啟超、魯迅等文化巨擘。他於香港中文大學中國語言及文學系取得哲學博士學位,並曾任哈佛燕京學社訪問學人。迄今已在《文學評論》、《漢學研究》、《中國文哲研究集刊》等學術刊物發表論文十數篇,先後獲得教育部人文社會科學研究青年基金項目、香港大學教育資助委員會優配研究金、香港藝術發展局項目資助,並曾兩度榮膺宋淇翻譯研究論文紀念獎。


Cui Wendong is an Assistant Professor at Department of Chinese Language and History, City University of Hong Kong. His area of expertise is modern Chinese literature, with a focus on notable writers like Liang Qichao and Lu Xun. He received his PhD in Chinese Language and Literature from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and served as a visiting fellow at Harvard-Yenching Institute. His research articles have been published in numerous academic journals. He has also twice been the recipient of the Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards.



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 online (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.


ALL are welcome*

*Pre-registration (Click HERE) is Requested.



Upcoming events of the lecture series:


Scholar Seminar

Title: 張愛玲筆下的香港戰時聲景

Eileen Chang’s soundscape writing of Wartime Hong Kong

Speaker: 郭詩詠  博士  Dr. KWOK Sze Wing (HSUHK)

Moderator: 黃心村 教授  Prof. Nicole HUANG

Date: November 23, 2022 (Wed) 

Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: CPD-1.21, Level 1, Central Podium, Centennial Campus, HKU

Language: Putonghua


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