News & Events

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  • 31/03/2021

    Special Collections at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library has a small but important collection of European rare books with particular strengths in the history of medicine, architecture and China-Western relations. The collection ranges linguistically from Latin to early modern English, and geographically from Venice to Glasgow in terms of place of publication. Of particular interest are the books related to the Jesuit missions in China (such as the Novus Atlas Sinensis ) and several incunables (i.e. the oldest printed books from before 1501).

    We are delighted to have Professor Stuart McManus from the History Department to introduce some important western rare books to our collection.

    If you want to know more about that, please click...

  • 30/03/2021 to 17/04/2021

    Public Programmes

    Exhibition Talks

    Closing Talk: Conversation with a Former Detention Camp Officer

    Date: 2021.04.16 (Fri)
    Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library, CUHK *
    Language: Cantonese
    Speaker : Dr. Ho, Joyce (Author of 風雲背後 : 香港監獄私人檔案)
    Hosted by Leung Ho Yin

    * The talk will also be held via the online platform ZOOM, details will be given after registration.


    After graduating from Department of Fine Arts, CUHK in 1988, Joyce worked in...

  • 19/03/2021 to 18/04/2021

    160 mins, filmed in Hong Kong, Shanghai, The United States​

    Brief Description:
    This documentary film about Xi Xi is named after Xi Xi’s own book entitled "Birds of Passage” which relates her autobiography and her development. Born in Shanghai, Xi Xi went through the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War, then settled in Hong Kong. She encountered all kinds of hardships, and overcame them one by one. In the film, Xi Xi’s brother talks about life in Shanghai, and her younger brother (the prototype of the protagonist of "My City") talks about work in Hong Kong. Friends talk about her early writing, her film period, and "Su Ye Press," and also ​ discuss her literary relationship with Taiwan. Other friends respond to Xi Xi’s work through...

  • 15/03/2021 to 09/04/2021

    Date: 15 March – 9 April 2021
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    2019-20 Literary CUHK Essay Competition was organised by the Chinese Language Teaching Development Centre (CLTDC) of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK. It aimed to arouse students’ interest in creative writing in the Chinese Language, enhance their observation and expressive skills. It was also hoped that the competition would promote literary creation on the campus. The competition was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and alumni from CUHK.

    This Year, 24 contestants were awarded, including students and alumni from various faculties and departments. Literature belongs to everyone who feels......

  • 01/03/2021 to 10/03/2021

    Due to water leakage from the air conditioning condensate pipe, the second floor of the University Library (Tin Ka Ping Building area) is temporarily out of air conditioning. Users may consider making use of other area on the same floor. We apologize for the inconvenience caused before the leakage can be fixed.

    For enquiries, please email to .

  • 22/02/2021 to 28/02/2021

    Group Study Rooms will be re-opened from 22 Feb 2021. Following the group gathering restriction by the Government, there should be no more than 4 users occupying each Group Study Room. We appreciate your understanding on this precaution.

    For enquiries, please contact us at .

  • 18/02/2021 to 28/02/2021

    Legal Resources Centre (LRC) resumes normal services starting from 18 February 2021. Please check the Library’s  opening hours before visiting the LRC.

    Precautionary health measure: Users are required to wear a mask when in the LRC, provision of hand sanitizers, social distancing and seating arrangements are in place.

  • 16/02/2021 to 12/03/2021

    Artist: Lee Kwun Leung, Vincent
    Date: 16 - 26 February 2021 (Extended to 12 March 2021)
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    Throughout these years of professional art practices, I use to psychologically struggle between Realism and Narrative Expression. It is inevitable that if I learn from the experience of Salvador Dali, I definitely do not rely on any visual references because I can simply create works in Surrealism. But in recent years, even though I observe the secular substances to paint, I am seemingly disordered by the illusions to portray the episodes in an impressionistic manner. So, is it an ironic phenomenon that I am also affected by Sigmund Freud’s “daydreaming” theory even dealing with Realism? That’s why...

  • 16/02/2021 to 22/02/2021

    The Architecture Library will be temporary closed for mass cleaning from 20 February 2021 (Saturday) at 5pm and re-open on 22 February 2021 (Monday) at 9 am.

    We apologize for any inconvenience caused

  • 09/02/2021 to 30/06/2021

    The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library is pleased to announce a new publication “ An Annotated Bibliography of the Classical Writings of Hong Kong Poets. Sequel: Poetry Societies " (Call number: Z3107.H6 X5362 2021 ) compiled by Ms. Y.W. Chau. The book in University Library Series No.9 has been published by the Chinese University Press in January 2021.

    About the Book

    During times of political turmoil over the past 150 years, literati from Mainland China took refuge in Hong Kong. They would form various shi- and ci- poetry societies to carry on the Chinese poetic tradition. It is a pity that the poetry of most of these societies has not been published before. In order...

  • 08/02/2021 to 15/04/2021

    2021 Chinese Classic Text OCR Challenge

    Chinese OCR is an important element for digital scholarship and it is the first step for research on Chinese Classics text analysis. The Library now invites related scholars and institutions to join the first “2021 Chinese Classic Text OCR Challenge” . From this online Challenge we hope to compare the excellence of the automatic recognition of Chinese characters in classics. Researchers or the industry can also study and exchange in enhancing the technology on Chinese...

  • 01/02/2021 to 23/05/2021

    We are pleased to offer the following workshops on the theme “From Data Sourcing to Web Publishing” from February to April and a hackathon in May 2021.All CUHK students and staff are welcome to join.

    Workshops Hackathon

    Co-organizers : Center for Entrepreneurship, CUHK Library, Data Science and Policy Studies Programme, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Department of Management, Department of Social Work, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor Programme, School of Journalism and Communication of CUHK


    The workshops are classified in five categories:

    Problem Definition Data Preparation Analysis/Modeling/Validation Presentation/...
  • 29/01/2021 to 03/03/2021

    The Library is pleased to offer the following workshop for staff and postgraduate students to use NVivo to conduct qualitative data analyses. CUHK staff and postgraduate students are all welcome to join.

    NVivo: Strategies to Advance Qualitative Data Analysis

    With the latest version of NVivo, the advanced workshop will use research examples to illustrate features and functionalities to allow researchers to use an inductive or deductive approach to sources of data when analysing qualitative data. Coding allows us to formulate a framework or identify sources of evidence with respect to the approaches used. Categories emerge when individual coding is clustered into levels of sub-themes. To address research questions, researchers can further explore relationships...

  • 28/01/2021 to 17/02/2021

    University Library

    11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Learning Garden

    11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Chung Chi Library

    11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    New Asia Library

    11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    United College Library

    11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. UCL L/G Floor 11 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12-15 February 2021 Closed 16-17 February 2021 9:00 a.m. – 7...
  • 25/01/2021 to 05/02/2021

    Artist: Ho Sau Wa, Sharon
    Date: 25 January – 5 February 2021
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    “Placid as the peaceful waters of a deep pool, buoyant as an unfastened boat. Find no cause for complacency in life, but cultivate emptiness and drift.” – 《Fu NiaoFu》

    Busy makes people feel important. It feels good to be busy, and there is a connection to feeling accomplished or successful and wanting to share that with others. Everyone wants to be heard and appreciated. However, it might also enhance people deep down to confusing and tiring.

    In a daze – is a comfortable way to help me to decide for myself and release my soul.
    It does not mean that you need to...

  • 11/01/2021 to 22/01/2021

    Artist: Wong Hong Tik and Lee Hong Wah, Khris
    Date: 11 – 22 January 2021
    Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

    The titles of the double-solo exhibition seem to be a question and answer dialogue. However, the two of them are not actually communicating. One is searching online while one is waiting in place. They are looking for people waiting for him and waiting for people looking for him respectively. Since the situation has not changed, they chose to linger on meaningless conversation. They know what the result of it is, and they just try to convince themselves that it is ambiguity.

    Wong Hong Tik “After You”
    I like making works with drawing, paintings, mixed media. Most of the works are...

  • 11/01/2021 to 15/04/2021

    Researcher workshops (Feb – Apr 2021)

    The researcher workshops cover open access, author identifiers, and qualitative data analysis. All CUHK researchers and postgraduates are welcome to join.

    Understanding Open Access Publishing

    This workshop will cover:
    • What is open access and its implication on research impact
    • Different types of open access and their archiving policies
    • Points to consider when publishing in open access journals
    • Open Access publishing opportunities with the CUHK’s Transformative Agreement

    Date and Time: 26 Feb (Fri) 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
    Venue: Online
    Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
    Registration: Click...

  • 05/01/2021 to 16/04/2021

    The Library will have the following onlineworkshop workshops on introducing digital scholarship and related tools to arouse the interest in applying new digital tools on research. Welcome CUHK academics, researchers and postgraduate students to join.

    A Quick Glance of Online Text Analysing Tools

    This online workshop will introduce the concept of text analysis and a few examples of text analysis tools. An online text analysing tool – Voyant Tools ( ) will be demonstrated to give handy results of textual materials, no matter they are in text file or...

  • 04/01/2021 to 14/05/2021

    CUHK Golden Jubilee Celestial Civilian Scholarship on Hong Kong Literature 2020/21

    CUHK Golden Jubilee Celestial Civilian Scholarship on Hong Kong Literature 2020/21 is now inviting applications from full-time CUHK students taking undergraduate or research postgraduate programmes. There will be two scholarships of HK$10,000 each. Applicants must submit a research paper / thesis / dissertation, written in either English or Chinese, on Hong Kong literature and related fields, and submit a statement of 500-800 words, written in either English or Chinese, on how they made use of the Hong Kong Literature Collection for their research paper / thesis / dissertation.

    The deadline for application is 14 May 2021. Selection results will be announced by end of July 2021. Detailed...

  • 29/12/2020 to 27/01/2021

    Open Access Publishing Pilot for CUHK Researchers

    You can publish your articles in the Cambridge University Press and Karger Open Access (OA) journals for free.

    The CUHK Library has signed a transformative agreement pilot with the Cambridge University Press and Karger publishers to provide OA publishing opportunities for CUHK researchers. During the 3-year pilot (2021-2023), the library subscription fee paid to the publishers is partially used to cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) for publishing articles in OA journals and hybrid journals with an OA option. All eligible CUHK researchers can publish their OA articles with the Cambridge University Press or Karger with the APC fully waived . For detailed information on eligibility, journal options, and manuscript...