Clicking Hong Kong Literature (Virtual Exhibition)
Presenting more than fifty precious publications and manuscripts grouped under five themes, the exhibition entitled “Memories of Our City – Hong Kong Literature from Yesterday into Tomorrow” offered an intricate portrait of the literature of Hong Kong from the early twentieth century till now. Building upon the original physical exhibition, the current edition will be presented via a multimedia digital online exhibition platform, where visitors from around the world may view almost 100 exhibition items under four themes. With the addition of an interactive literary map, it is hoped that viewers will discover more about the text and context of Hong Kong literature during the pandemic.
Dr. Au Chung-to is the Assistant Professor of the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies and Associate Director of the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture at the Education University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, modern and contemporary literature in Greater China, comparative poetics, comparative study of modernist literature and other disciplines/areas, such as medicine, architecture, fashion, cinema, food, travelogue, and lyrical tradition. She has published numerous Chinese and English academic papers on various books and journals as well as monographs and books, including The Hong Kong Modernism of Leung Ping-Kwan released in 2019 and The Inbetweenness of East and West Matters: A Study of Leung Ping-kwan’s Poetics released in 2020.
Creating an Online Portrait of Hong Kong Literature
In line with the effort of publishing the Compendium of Hong Kong Literature, the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture from the Education University of Hong Kong co-organized an exhibition titled “Memories of Our City – Hong Kong Literature from Yesterday into Tomorrow” with the National Museum of Taiwan Literature from January to July, 2020 at the museum’s site in Taiwan. With fifty precious publications and manuscripts grouped under five themes on display, the exhibition offered an intricate portrait of the literature of Hong Kong from the early twentieth century till now. In order for the public of Hong Kong to view the valuable exhibits, we built upon the original exhibition and further developed it into a multimedia digital online exhibition platform. With an interactive literary map and 100 exhibition items categorised under four main themes, visitors from around the world may learn more about the text and context of Hong Kong literature while during the pandemic.