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“Chinese Wartime Science through the Lens of Joseph Needham” Exhibition (22 / 1 - 23 / 2 / 2018)

The Hong Kong Baptist University Library, in collaboration with the East Asian History of Science Foundation Hong Kong (EAHSF HK) and History Department presents the exhibition “Chinese Wartime Science through the Lens of Joseph Needham” from 22 January – 23 February, 2018.  

The exhibition features 11 boards and a short video for viewers to gain an understanding of the life of Dr. Joseph Needham (1900-1994) and his contribution to the history of science and technology in China.

Date: 22 January  - 23 February, 2018


瓷相在香港 流動博物館 Porcelain Photo in Hong Kong: A mobile museum (3 - 16 / 11 / 2017)​


展覽日期: 2017年11月3至16日

The Art of Prints x Especially for Books: Special Exhibition on International Ex Libris (20 / 4 - 8 / 7 / 2017)

Opening ceremony

Date: April 20, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 14:30

Officiating guests and hosts

Mr. Kendall Crilly, University Librarian, HKBU

Prof. John Aiken, Director of AVA, HKBU

Mr. Edward Wong, Collector

Dr. Yu-an Ni (Wang Wu), Artist

Ms. Malou Hung, Artist

Dr. Sarah Ng, Exhibition curator and research assistant professor, AVA

Curator-led guided tour

Date: April 20, 2017 (Thursday)

Time: 14:15 or after the ceremony

Language: Cantonese

No registration required.


Details of the exhibition

Period: April 20, 2017 (Thursday) to July 8, 2017 (Saturday)

IWW 2017- Writer in Residence -Ms. Li Zi Shu - Book Exhibition (11 / 4 - 11 / 5 / 2017)

To celebrate this year's IWW Writer-in-Residence, an exhibition on Ms. Li Zi Shu (黎紫書) will be held in the library lobby from 11th April.  Not only you can view the author's publications, her manuscripts which is part of her donations to the library is also on display. You can find more information from Internationals Writers' Workshop.

Co-organizer: International Writers' Workshop

She says – Photographing Ethnic Minority Women of Hong Kong (4/1 - 7 / 2 / 2017)

“She says – Photographing Hong Kong Ethnic Minority Women” is Hong Kong Unison’s second collaboration with photojournalist Lam Chun Tung. Through this series of portraits and stories of 17 women from diverse backgrounds, we set out to tell their life stories and break stereotypes. What we captured at the end was picture upon picture of courage, compassion, strength and grace.

We hope that this series of photos and stories will begin to foster mutual understanding, so that Hong Kongers shall see past the one-dimensional stereotypes, and get to appreciate ethnic minorities as diverse individuals who contribute to the social fabric of Hong Kong. 

【她說 ─ 鏡頭下的少數族裔香港女性】是香港融樂會與攝影記者林振東的第二度合作。透過十七位香港少數族裔女性的相片和故事,她們訴說對生活堅毅而自信的想法,流露出溫暖而硬朗的特質。


休憩空間與歷史記憶: 全球中山公園圖片展 (2016年11月11日至12月29日)





展覽日期: 2016年11月11日至12月29日

IWW 2016- Visiting Writers (The Written World) - Book Exhibition (2 - 30 / 11 / 2016)

The annual programme of International Writers’ Workshop (IWW), Visiting Writers 2016, will be held between 26 October and 24 November this year. With the theme of "The Written World" for the 2016 events, six writer from the world are coming to Hong Kong. They are an Indonesian writer, a Nigerian-Finnish writer, poets from Turkey and the US, as well as a Malaysian-Chinese writer and a novelist from China. We are pleased to introduce you: 
Ms. Asma Nadia (Indonesian novelist and non-fiction writer)
Ms. Minna Salami (Nigerian-Finnish Writer)
Prof. Brian Kim Stefans (American Poet)
Ms. Müesser Yeníay (Turkish Poet)
Mr. King Ban Hui 龔萬輝先生 (Malaysian-Chinese Writer)
Ms. Lin Bai 林白女士 (Chinese Novelist)  

You can find more information from Internationals Writers' Workshop.

Co-organizer: International Writers' Workshop

Joni Gutierrez- "Home for Now: Two Studies on the Hong Kong Lifeworld" Exhibition (1 - 30 / 6/ 2016)

The following works featured in the exhibition are from Joni Gutierrez’work-in-progress thesis project, Hong Kong Series

Date: 1 June - 3 July, 2016
Venue: L3, Hong Kong Baptist University Au Shue Hung Memorial Library

Hong Kong: Study One
experimental documentary

Hong Kong: Study Two
photography exhibition

Joni is a PhD Candidate (Film & Media Studies) at the HKBU School of Communication.

Fragile Impressions: Photographs taken in China on behalf of the China Inland Mission (20 / 11 - 14 / 12 / 2017)

In the exhibition “Fragile Impressions”, we present a selection of 26 lantern slides and glass and film negatives from the “China through the Eyes of CIM Missionaries” HKBU Library Special Collection. The selection represents “Fragile Impressions” in two ways: fragility and flimsiness in physical condition and the very fragile and ephemeral nature of the photographed. Many of the photographs are either printed on or enclosed by brittle glass plates, some of which are heavily damaged. In addition, the images’ motifs are “fragile” and unstable. Many of the photographs appear to be records of everyday life and historic snapshots, but, as we see when we look more closely, were in fact staged for the camera.

Date: 20 November - 14 December, 2017

A House United: The Latest Comics and Graphic Novels in German (25 / 9 - 20 / 10 / 2017)

Organized by Goethe Institut & HKBU Library, "A House United" exhibtion brings you some of the best works of German comics and graphic novels in recent years.

Date: 25 September - 20 October, 2017

Let’s tell better stories - an exhibition of the creative, critical and cultural works of HMW staff (24 / 3 - 28 / 4 / 2017)

Creative. Cultural. Critical

Department of Humanities and Creative Writing

Let's tell better stories …

This special collection of books showcases the academic, creative and popular works of academic staff in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing in the past 2 years.

Book Exhibition: 24 March - 28 April, 2017


Introducing Gender Studies Concentration (13 / 2 - 9 / 3 / 2017)

The GS Concentration, first of its kind at HKBU, aims at delivering a unique opportunity for students to add breadth to their major studies, through being exposed to the way gender intersects with a variety of spheres of knowledge, power relations, and professional settings.

Exhibition: 13 February - 9 March, 2017

Information Session & Scholarly Talk: 13 February 2017

Imagined Lives Exhibition: Responses to the HKBU Library Chinese Propaganda Posters Collection

The 2015-2016 class of Anthropology of Art (AVA) used the HKBU Library Chinese Propaganda Poster collection as primary source materials. The students each chose a poster from the collection that appealed directly to them on an immediate, superficial level. They then embarked on an in-depth study of their chosen poster as both a visual reality and a lived reality that impacted on the lives of the people around it.

Their research had them following the development of the medium from the birth of mass advertising on the streets of fin de siècle Paris to a powerful tool for mobilising nations in times of great turmoil. After detailed contextual analysis of their posters, they then set about the more speculative Imagined Lives Projects. This project brought the focus back to the individual, with the students imagining a protagonist caught up in the great events.

This exhibition presents a selection of these projects alongside a larger selection from the library collection.

Check out the library poster collection here.

烏托邦與人文學術系列:烏托邦面面觀 - 主題書展 (31 May - 30 June, 2016)

《烏托邦》一書是英國16世紀傑出的人文主義者和社會主義者多瑪斯·摩爾(Thomas More,1478-1535)的傳世經典,該書撰寫於1515-1516年,今年正好是成書五百周年。


主辦: 香港浸會大學文學院

協辦: 國立台灣師範大學文學院、香港浸會大學圖書館

IWW 2016- Writer in Residence -Ms. Shih Shu Ching - Book Exhibition (28 / 4 - 31 / 5 / 2016)

To celebrate this year's IWW Writer-in-Residence, an exhibition on Ms. Shih Shu-ching (施叔青) is being held in the library lobby until the end of May.  Not only you can view the author's publications, her manuscripts which is part of her donations to the library is also on display.    You can find more information from Internationals Writers' Workshop.

Co-organizer: International Writers' Workshop