2020

(Header photograph by Oliver Farry 2020.)

The 2020 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium is co-organised by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (HKBU) and Chris Song (Lingnan). The symposium is supported by the Backreading Hong Kong Symposium Series, the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong-based literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Scheduled to take place on Friday 18 December 2020, the theme of the symposium is “COVID-19 and Humanities Research in Hong Kong”. 

COVID-19 & HUMANITIES RESEARCH IN HONG KONG

 
Date: Friday 18 December 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm (HK)
ZOOM: https://bit.ly/3qmJ7B4
(Meeting ID: 80 1799 1814)
 
Contact: tammyh@hkbu.edu.hk
Event page on Facebook
 

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PROGRAMME
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WELCOME: 10:00 am
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1) 10:05
The Viral God and Powerlessness:
Viewing the Humanities in Hong Kong through Motoori Norinaga
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Speaker: Raphael CHIM (CUHK)
Discussant: Xuanxuan TAN (CUHK)
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2) 10:40
Rhizome Theory and Hong Kong’s Responses to COVID-19
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Speaker: Xuanxuan TAN (CUHK)
Discussant: Raphael CHIM (CUHK)
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3) 11:15
On Being Derailed, on Improvisation as Research Method
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Speaker: Eddie TAY (CUHK)
Discussant: Jason S POLLEY (HKBU)
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4) 11:50
Hong Kong Cinema on Borrowed Time in a Pandemic
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Speaker: Gina MARCHETTI (HKU)
Discussant: Kenny NG (HKBU)
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END: 12:30 pm
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