The aim of the Books & City Series is to encourage students’ polymathic study, to gather knowledge, not only by expanding beyond the borders of countries, but also time and different subjects. Speakers like writers, journalist and faculty from academic departments are invited to share with students. Through this event, we hope to promote reading from the perspective of speakers from various fields as well as to promote library resources.
The Library was honored to have invited Prof. Ian Holliday, Professor of the Department of Politics and Public Administration of HKU to deliver a talk on Myanmar on 18 Sept 2014. As a collector of artworks from Myanmar, Prof. Holliday had organized exhibitions on Myanmar paintings at CityU and other institutions over the years. In this talk, Prof. Holliday explored contemporary Myanmar through the works of some leading artists whose paintings showcase the current transitional period in Myanmar for the better understanding of the country through art. A selected number of Prof. Holliday’s collections were also exhibited at the Library at the same time. Through this talk and exhibition, the Library wished that the CityU community could have better understanding of the society and culture of Myanmar.