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Local Visit - Nose in the Books: The Making of a Library of the Humanities in the City - Dr. Chloe Lai and Mr. Harry Yeung

  • Nose in the Books (打書釘), 3/F 54 Yun Ping Road Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

Our introduction to Nose in the Books was originally scheduled as a lecture on 6th March 2019 and will now be done as a visit. Nose in the Books is a book-sharing space situated in a prime location in the busy city. It boasts a collection of over 10,000 books with a strong focus in world literature, Hong Kong literature, cultural studies and urban planning. As a venue for knowledge exchange and book-sharing, it is open to the public. During weekends it hosts film shows and seminars on a wide array of topics.

The Speakers

Dr Chloe Lai is a journalist-turned-storyteller. She curates a digital story museum named Urban Diary ( Urban Diary is a collage of stories which features the acts and crafts of ordinary Hong Kong people that make the city vibrant, diverse and resilient. Dr Lai uses engaged journalism to narrate stories of everyday life. She firmly believes in discovering different way of living in the ruthlessly development-driven Hong Kong.

Mr Harry Yeung is the librarian of Nose in the Books, the first library of the humanities in Hong Kong. He is also an MPhil candidate at Comparative Literature Department, HKU. His research focuses on critical theory and digital culture.

Time: TBC

Admission: RAS members HK$100; non-members/guests HK$150

Booking: Please email in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door