Unlike most travellers to China during this era, John Thomson was not a missionary, nor a government officer. He travelled to China as a professional photographer only a few decades after the invention of photography. In this talk, Betty Yao will follow Thomson’s footsteps, starting with his time in Hong Kong. She will look at the people and places he photographed. She will divulge the story, the twists and turns behind the survival of this valuable through 150 years.
News & Events
Exhibition Talk - John Thomson : The Intrepid Traveller and the Survival of His Photographic Collection (In Cantonese)28/11/2018 to 28/02/2019
27/11/2018 to 21/12/2018
The examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.
Plan Your Study Time
Make your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic. Your Library provides over 4,000 seats for your quiet study during the daytime. The Library has also implemented the following special arrangements.
The Chung Chi Elizabeth Moore Library is open to 2 am. (26 Nov – 20 Dec)
Its Late Reading Room opens as follows,Monday to Friday: 9:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (next day) Saturday to Sunday: 6:30 pm (Sat) - 9:00 am (the following Mon)
Late Reading Room in New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library is...
Chung Chi Library Extended Opening Hours during the Revision and Examination Period (Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2018)26/11/2018 to 20/12/2018
Please note the extension of Chung Chi College Elisabeth Luce Moore Library opening hours as follows:
Extended Opening Hours during the Revision and Examination Period (Nov 26 - Dec 20, 2018)Library Opening Hours* Staffed Services Late Reading Room Opening Hours Monday - Friday 8:20 am – 2:00 am (next day) 8:20 am – 10:00 pm 9:30 pm – 9:00 am (next day) Saturday 8:20 am – 2:00 am (next day) 8:20 am – 7:00 pm 6:30 pm (Sat) – 9:00 am (the following Mon) Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 am (next day) 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
*Important to note: Counter service (e.g. circulation service, reference service and etc.) and group study room service will not be provided during the extended opening hours (Monday to Friday 10 pm – 2 am; Saturday 7 pm – 2 am; Sunday 9 am – 1 pm and 7 pm – 2 am...
22/11/2018 to 22/12/2018
From 9:30 p.m., November 22, 2018 to 9:00 a.m., December 22, 2018, New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library will open its Late Reading Room on the lower ground floor of the Library building 24 hours daily during the examination period.
During this period, the University Security Unit will have officers patrolling the area at night to ensure the safety of the users and the good order of the Room.
19/11/2018 to 14/12/2018
Date : 19 November - 14 December, 2018
Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library
To raise the literacy level and cultural awareness of students, the Chinese Language Teaching Development Centre of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature (Chinese Department), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) organised the third "Literary CUHK" essay competition. After nearly half a year of articles collection and review, we are pleased to announce that 24 participants were given the awards.
Winners of this year’s competition included students, alumni and research students from different faculties and departments, proven that literature does not fixate with any particular school or faculty and belongs to every one who deeply connects with CUHK...
15/11/2018 to 27/11/2018
香港中文大學圖書館推出全文圖像《中國現代戲劇館藏》( http://repository.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/collection/drama )，此批戲劇書籍原購於六十年代中期，是研究現代中國戲劇的寶庫。已掃描並完成上載的書籍共1700餘冊，主要包括三十及四十年代著作，絕版戲劇書、初版和油印的劇本和戲劇理論、技術書等。在新的《中國現代戲劇館藏》平臺還嵌入中國現代劇本提要及評論。
15/11/2018 to 20/11/2018
The Library is pleased to co-organize the following seminar on video game preservation in Hong Kong with retro.hk and Department of Cultural and Religious Studies . Welcome CUHK members to join and share your video game memories!Video Game Preservation in Hong Kong
(Seminar content in Chinese only)
13/11/2018 to 12/12/2018
To shorten the waiting time for a Faculty Study Room, starting from 13 November 2018, there will only be one queue for all the Faculty Study Rooms located at University Library, Chung Chi Library and United College Library. When a room is available to you, you will receive a notification email with the room information. Applications submitted prior to 13 November 2018 will not be affected.
For further information, please visit our Webpage at: http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/use/places/faculty
For enquiries, please call 3943-7305 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Library’s Late Reading Rooms: Open to CU Link Holders Only during the Revision and Examination Period12/11/2018 to 21/12/2018
Due to the increased demand for students’ study spaces during the revision and examination period, access of the late reading rooms will be restricted to CU Link holders only between the period on 12 November at 9:30pm to 21 December 2018 at 9:00am, inclusive. The Late Reading Rooms of Chung Chi College Library and New Asia College Library during that period will not be opened to other library card holders and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.
08/11/2018 to 30/04/2019
This is an exhibition devoted to the images of Hong Kong taken by John Thomson (1837-1921), a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer, and traveler.
Born in Edinburgh in June 1837, after his schooling Thomson worked for an optical and scientific instrument maker. He first travelled Asia in 1862, and undertook numerous journeys photographing countries including Siam, Cambodia, Vietnam and many areas in China over the next 10 years. In 1868, he established a studio in Hong Kong at Commercial Bank Building, Queen’s Road Central. He photographed Hong Kong’s landscapes, buildings, harbor and people. His excellent work in China and other Asian countries established him as a pioneer of photo-journalism and one of the most influential photographers of his time.
From the Mountains to the Sea： Sichuan Sanxingdui & Jiangkou Battlefield．Guangdong Nanhai No.I Shipwreck Archaeology Internship 2017-2018 Exhibition - Talk 3: Treasures of the Deep: Maritime Archaeology in Hong Kong, China and Asia-Pacific08/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
Speaker: Bill Jeffery (Assistant Professor, University of Guam, Research Associate, Hong Kong Maritime Museum)
Date: 16 Nov 2018 (Fri)
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Venue: LT4 Esther Lee Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK
Online Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=6103454
All are welcome!
05/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
Artists: Poon Yin Tung and Wong Ka Yi
Date: 5 – 16 November, 2018
Venue: New Asia Ch'ien Mu Library
Who am I? Where am I? Who is trying to wake me up?
Though the woken sleepwalker will not be scared to death, they would just be confused like ordinary people who woke up. For some cases, they might act violently due to the confusion.
They open their eyes during sleepwalking. Not only can they walk freely, but also carry out habitual behavior. Since the brain is in dormant state, patient cannot distinguish any ongoing events. For example, inability in face recognition, no reaction to pain stimulation, talking to oneself without communication.
We do not want to indulge in dreams. But who is stopping the sleepwalkers from wakening...
02/11/2018 to 25/01/2019
Fredrick Scott Archer (1813-1857) invented the photographic wet-collodion process in the 19th century. A mixture of a bromide, iodide or chloride dissolved in collodion was poured onto a tintype or clean glass plate for a few seconds. Once this reaction was complete, then moved on to expose, develop, fix and finally rinse it. As the glass plate is getting wet throughout the whole processes from adding the chemicals to taking the picture, this process is also known as “Wet Plate Collodion Photography”.
The University Library will be hosting an exhibition “Hong Kong Through the Lens of John Thomson” from 15 November 2018 to 28 February 2019. The majority of his photographic work was produced using what is known as the “wet-collodion” process. This workshop will introduce the...
22/10/2018 to 16/11/2018
The CUHK Library is going to organise a series of talks themed as “Standing Out from the Crowd: Author Identity”. Representatives from Chinese Academy of Sciences, ORCID, Clarivate Analytics, and Elsevier will share how to manage author identity, establish scholarly presence, optimise discoverability, and track research impact.
CUHK staff and postgraduates are all welcome to join!Date Time Title Speaker Organisation 12 Nov
(Mon) 10:30 – 11:30
ORCID: Persistent IDs in a World Where Machines Aid ResearchBenefits of an ORCID ID for a researcher 6 Ways to make your ORCID ID work for you What ORCID does for institutions Mr. Brian Minihan Engagement Specialist,
Oceania and Hong Kong, ORCID 11:30 – 12:30
Chinese Scientists’ International Identification...
University Library17 Oct 2018 Closed
Learning GardenOpen 24/7 during semesters for CUHK staff and students only
Chung Chi Library17 Oct 2018 Closed
New Asia Library17 Oct 2018 Closed
United College Library17 Oct 2018 Closed L/G Floor Open 24/7 for CUHK staff and students only
Law Library17 Oct 2018 Closed Legal Resources Centre 17 Oct 2018 Closed
Architecture LibraryOpen 24/7 for School of Architecture staff and students only Staffed services 17 Oct 2018 Closed / No Services
Medical LibraryOpen 24/7 Staffed services / Book stacks 17 Oct 2018 No Services
Learning Commons (Wu Ho Man Yuen Building)Open 24/7 during semesters for CUHK staff and students only
16/10/2018 to 14/11/2018
The Library is pleased to arrange two talks for researchers and postgraduate students on writing and publishing with international journals. Wiley and Taylor & Francis, two of the world’s leading publishers of academic journals, will provide the talks. CUHK postgraduate students and researchers are all welcome to attend.
1. Author Strategies for Journal Publication: Tips for Early Career Researchers
22 Oct (Mon) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Topics:How to select the right journal for your manuscript Submission tips How to survive peer review Publishing ethics How to promote your research and increase readership Introduction to Wiley Researcher Academy
Speaker : Dr. Tina Wang, Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley
From the Mountains to the Sea： Sichuan Sanxingdui & Jiangkou Battlefield．Guangdong Nanhai No.I Shipwreck Archaeology Internship 2017-2018 Exhibition15/10/2018 to 20/12/2018
Only through the “touching the ground” experience, can we understand the meaning of material culture in the past and explain to our contemporaries why we need to care about archaeological ruins. Our students learned a wide range of fieldwork skills and techniques through these meaningful archaeological internships. More important, the hands-on experience provides a great chance to them for better understanding the Bronze Age civilization in Sichuan and the Jiangkou sunken treasure legend. To team up with the underwater archaeology group, we want to present not only the fascinating archaeological experience “From the Mountains (Sichuan) to the Sea (Guangdong)” but also provide the general public some reflections inspired by these internships such as the variety and diversity of ancient...
15/10/2018 to 02/11/2018
Date: 15 October - 2 November 2018
Venue: New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library
This exhibition presents the organisation, fund-raising, regional characteristics, construction of the bamboo theatres, troupe structure, training of artists and special features of the opera series.