Public Talk: Protest Culture in Hong Kong: Preserving Historical Memory (31 Jan 2018)

08/01/2018 to 31/01/2018

The Library is pleased to organise the following public talk by the Library Fulbright Research Scholar Daniel C Tsang. All are welcome to join!

Protest Culture in Hong Kong: Preserving Historical Memory

Are libraries & cultural institutions here doing due diligence in collecting, preserving and making accessible the records, artifacts and memories of Hong Kong's multiple and tumultuous, social & political movements? Such materials, online or not, are increasingly at risk of disappearing if nothing proactive is done. CUHK Library Fulbright Research Scholar Daniel C Tsang offers examples of how historical memory can and has been preserved in Hong Kong and abroad.

Light refreshment will be provided.


About the Speaker and Discussant:

Speaker: Mr Daniel C Tsang
               Visiting Fulbright Research Scholar, CUHK Library
               Distinguished Emeritus Librarian, University of California, Irvine              

Mr Daniel C Tsang is a visiting Fulbright Research Scholar at CUHK Library, interested in how protest culture in Hong Kong is being preserved. A Distinguished Emeritus Librarian at University of California, Irvine, he was data librarian and a social sciences bibliographer there for 30 years.  He has researched and participated in various social movements and has also interviewed activists and independent filmmakers in Hong Kong and abroad. He was born in Hong Kong.


Discussant: Prof Simon FK Chu
                   Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
                   Vice Chair, Archives Action Group

Professor Chu is an Archives and Heritage administrator and educator by profession. He was educated in Hong Kong, Canada and the UK where he obtained his degrees in History (BA and MA), Information Science (MLIS) and Law (LLB). Professor Chu is the former Director of the Hong Kong Government Records Services and has held executive positions in a number of local and international organizations responsible for heritages programs. Professor Chu has devoted almost all of his working life on promoting, advocating and educating the preservation and professional management of historical heritages in their various forms.


Date: 31 Jan, 2018 (Wed)
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Registration: *Full*

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