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Exhibition Opening and Memorial Gathering: Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong
posted by Faculty of Arts for HKU and Public
Event Type: Ceremony/Press Conference/Media Event
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

Dear colleagues, students, alumni and friends,

You are cordially invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of the exhibition: “Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong” commemorating the work of our city’s foremost literary voice, Yesi (也斯), who sadly passed away on January 5, 2013. The Dean of Arts, Professor Kam Louie, University Librarian, Mr Peter Sidorko, and Professor Elaine Ho of the School of English will officiate at the Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony

Date: 30 January 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Atrium, G/F, Main Library, HKU
Language: English

The exhibition is inspired by Leung Ping-kwan's (known by his pen name Yesi) collaboration with 9 artist friends and communicates their shared vision of Hong Kong. Five of the exhibits have not been shown before. Poetry and literary creation were central to Yesi’s life; so was friendship. The exhibition shows how friendship and poetry can nourish each other, displaying the author’s poems alongside his friends’ photographs. It also offers a bibliographical survey of Leung Ping-kwan’s work in three genres – poetry, prose, fiction – from earlier to more recent times. The exhibition will run from 30 January to 1 March 2013.

The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Memorial Gathering, led by Dr Esther Cheung, staff, students and alumni of the Department of Comparative Literature:

Memorial Gathering

Date: 30 January 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: 1/F, Special Collections, Main Library, HKU
Language: Cantonese and English

The exhibition “Good Company: Leung Ping-kwan’s Hong Kong” is held as part of the Faculty of Arts Centenary and is co-organized by The University of Hong Kong Libraries.

Entrance is free of charge. All are welcome.

Date/Time30/01/2013 18:00-19:30
VenueG/F Atrium and 1/F, Special Collections, Main Library, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 21/01/2013 18:00(HKT) to 30/01/2013 18:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Cyrus Chan by email at or by phone at 3917 4984.