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HKSAR 20th anniversary seminar series on Hong Kong Canada interrelations kicks off

Posted in: Press Releases

January 20, 2017


The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Miss Kathy Chan, today (January 20) attended the first seminar of the seminar series on Hong Kong Canada Interrelations, organised by the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library throughout 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

At the first seminar about literature, Professor Andrew Parkin, Emeritus Professor of English of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, shared his stories and experiences in Hong Kong through his poems.  Professor Parkin was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and had taught at the Department of English of the University of British Columbia.  He is a member of the Canadian Writers’ Union and has just finished his twenty-fifth book.   He has helped facilitate cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Canada. 

The upcoming seminars in the seminar series would cover a wide range of topics, from films, creative industries and heritage to economic development of Hong Kong.  “These events will give the Canadian public better ideas about the history and different aspects of Hong Kong, and foster the understanding and relations between Hong Kong and Canada,” Miss Chan said.

 

The Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Miss Kathy Chan, speaks today (January 20) at a seminar about Hong Kong literature and poetry organised by the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Professor Andrew Parkin, the former Chair of English of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is joined by Dr. Jessica Li, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University at the seminar.

Chinese version on next page.

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