Research Seminar “Leung Ping-kwan: Shuqing and Reveries of Space” | "City Inscribed"


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00


Asian Centre Auditorium
1871 West Mall
V6T 1Z2 Vancouver , BC


The renowned poet, essayist, and novelist Leung Ping-kwan 梁秉鈞 (1949-2013), who spoke at UBC just a few years ago, passed away in early 2013. This article discusses a key theme, shuqing 抒情 (lyricism or lyricalness), in Leung’s thinking: how does this predominantly literary mode become a way of addressing contemporary cultural politics, such as the cultural politics of Leung’s beloved city Hong Kong?

Free & open to the public. Registration required. Attendees will be expected to read a paper before coming to the seminar. The paper is included in the registration confirmation email.

About the Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture:

The Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generous support of Messrs. Alex and Chi Shum Watt in honour of their mother, the late Mrs. Wat, and her passion for Chinese literature and culture.