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[活動回放]張愛玲香港敘事中的戰時聲景 Wartime Soundscape in Eileen Chang’s  Hong Kong Narratives







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)




Wartime Soundscape in Eileen Chang’s  Hong Kong Narratives


分享嘉賓Speaker: 郭詩詠 博士  Dr. KWOK Sze Wing 

主持人Moderator: 黃心村  教授  Prof. Nicole Huang


Date & Time: November 23, 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: 981 2060 3892

Password: 948803




Eileen Chang's war experience and war images have always attracted the attention of scholars. In the works of Chang, although wartime Hong Kong is an exceptional period, human nature in everyday life remains unchanged. In wartime Hong Kong, there are aircrafts bombing during the day, patients crying in the hospital at night, and the embarrassing silence. They are all unforgettable life memories. Chang's soundscape writing of Hong Kong during World War II not only presents her perception of this small southern city, but also reveals the inner reality of the writer or characters. This talk first reviews Chang's description of Hong Kong soundscape during World War II, focusing on how the writer reconstructs her war experience through acoustics. It then further discusses Chang's historical memory, identity, and psychological trauma.


簡介:郭詩詠     香港中文大學中國語言及文學系哲學博士,現為香港恒生大學中文系副教授。研究興趣集中在一九三零年代上海現代派、文學電影改編和後九七香港文學,發表論文多篇。目前正進行有關聽覺文化與一九三零至五零年代上海和香港文學的研究計劃。


Dr. Kwok Sze Wing received her PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is an associate professor at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. She has published various journal articles on 1930s Shanghai modernists, film adaptation, and post-97 Hong Kong literature. She is currently working on a research project about auditory culture in Shanghai and Hong Kong literature in the 1930s-1950s.




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 event of the lecture series:


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