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Endowed Professorships Lecture: Prof Shih Shu-Mei


Message from Faculty of Arts

Shih Shu-Mei史書美
Hon-Yin and Suet-Fong Chan Professor in Chinese

Endowed Professorships Public Lecture

Date: April 15, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm (Reception at 4:30 pm)
Venue: Rayson Huang Theatre, The University of Hong Kong

“From World History to World Literature:
China, the South, and the Global 60s”

This lecture will explore the connection between world literature and world history. Taking the world historical event of the global 60s as an example, this lecture will reconsider the place of China in that event from the perspectives of literary communities that may be considered the South to the Chinese North, such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam, and through this process, propose a new conception of world literature.

All are welcome. Please register at

The Endowed Professorships Public Lecture Series supports the University’s mission of sharing knowledge with the community. The Endowed Professorships Scheme was first established in 2005. To date, a total of 80 Endowed Professorships have been established. Each of them represents a new venture in academic development.