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Library News

(updated on 23 Jul 2021) RSS


New Venture Creation Platform – Why be just an Entrepreneur when you can be an Astropreneur? & Storytelling for Start-ups

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming event:-

< Why be just an Entrepreneur when you can be an Astropreneur?> & <Storytelling for Start-ups >

Date : 29 July 2021 (Thur)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue : Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Format: : Hybrid (On-site & Online)

Registration: https://hktech300fyp.questionpro.com/

Rundown

PART ONE - Sharing & Learning

Topic 1: Why be Just an Entrepreneur When You Can Be an Astropreneur? - Building a New Company in the New Space Economy of Hong Kong

Speaker: Dr. Gregg LI, Chairman of Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (Hong Kong) Ltd

Topic 2: Storytelling for Start-ups

Speaker: Mr. Perry LAM, Vice Chairman of Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (Hong Kong) Ltd

PART TWO (Optional) - Venture Lead's project briefing

PART THREE (Optional) - Technology brief showcase

About the speaker
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Dr. Gregg LI, Chairman of Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (Hong Kong) Ltd

Dr. Gregg LI (Dr. G) is a market technologist, a visiting professor in innovation and governance, an executive coach, a serial entrepreneur, a business angel, and a connector of smart cities and smart technologies. In the recent past, Gregg has been a board advisor to Aon (insurance and risk), Fresco (venture capital), CUHK Centre of Entrepreneurship, the Lab for Space Research at HKU, and recently, with Protiviti, a global management consulting firm in Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

His areas of action research and teaching cover start-up governance, ERM, innovation, management consulting, and space entrepreneurship. Gregg has held adjunct and visiting professorial appointments at HKU, CUHK, PolyU, HKUST, Tsinghua University and Washington University where he has served on their Asia Advisory Board. He is the founding Chair of the Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (OASA) headquartered in Hong Kong since 2020; and the founding Chair of Invotech from 2013 to 2018. He holds relevant degrees and certification in EIS, MIS, and Cybersecurity from Warwick University (Information Governance Engineering), NYU (Cybersecurity), Penn (Regulatory Compliance), UCLA (MIS), and ISACA (CISA). He has been a professional management consultant, FCMC, and is a member of the Global Academic Committee of ICMCI, which oversees the management consulting institutes throughout the world; and for Hong Kong in which he was their founding Chairman in 2000.

In his talk, he is going to talk about astropreneur and how to build a new company in the New Space Economy of Hong Kong. The world of business has completely changed due to COVID, the New Space Economy, and the Digital Revolution. Do you still want to build a business model that will likely be obsolete in a few years’ time, or create a new digital business that can scale across borders and be a first mover in the New Space Economy? This new economy is now over US$350 billion globally, and rising exponentially due to SpaceX, smaller satellites, and the opening up of the Space sector from government to civilians. In fact, the New Space Economy has already arrived in Hong Kong and Greater Bay. Do you see it? Get ready.

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Mr. Perry LAM, Vice Chairman of Orion Astropreneur Space Academy (Hong Kong) Ltd

Mr. Perry LAM is the founder and Chief Excellence Officer of the LAM (Leadership and Advanced Management) Institute based in Hong Kong focusing on the Leadership Development of Business Executives and Teams throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. He specializes in Executive Coaching, Business Storytelling and Executive Presence to enable business leaders to maximize their career aspirations and business results. Prior to that, he was the Regional Director of Sales in Asia for DHL and the Xerox Corporation. Perry Lam is also Vice Chair of the Orion Astropreneur Space Academy focusing on the talent development of today’s youths to be prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders in the Space Economy. He is to share the impact of "Storytelling for Start-up".

For more information, please refer to the New Venture Creation Platform website.

(23 Jul 2021)

New Venture Creation Platform – Don’t Just Dream… Live Your IT Dream Without Fear

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming event:-

<Don’t Just Dream… Live Your IT Dream Without Fear>

Date : 22 July 2021 (Thur)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue : Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Format: : Hybrid (On-site & Online)

Registration: https://hktech300fyp.questionpro.com/

Rundown

PART ONE - Sharing & Learning

Topic: Don’t Just Dream… Live Your IT Dream Without Fear

Speaker: Dr. Rocky LAM, Business Director of Vantis Solutions Ltd

PART TWO (Optional) - Venture Lead's project briefing

PART THREE (Optional) - Technology brief showcase

About the speaker
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Dr. Rocky LAM, Business Director of Vantis Solutions Ltd

Dr. Rocky Lam obtained his Engineering Doctorate Degree from City University of Hong Kong. He has over 30 years’ IT experience working in different business sectors including government, utilities, retails, manufacturing, banking and finance. He has set up the Vantis Consulting Group delivering IT business solutions such as ERP, Human Resources Planning, Talent Management, Artificial Internet of Things (IOT) and Big Data Analysis. Besides, he has served thousands of customers in the Greater China, Asia Pacific and European regions managing projects under cloud computing technology. Furthermore, Dr. Lam is a Visiting Lecturer of CityU, PolyU and Warwick University.

For more information, please refer to the New Venture Creation Platform website.

(20 Jul 2021)

EasyCharge 2.0: The hassle-free way of recharging your mobile devices

3 new EasyCharge Stations are now in service and stationed near the Oval, the Law & Reference Help Desk, and the Media Resources Workstations. This new version of EasyCharge stations are equipped with Qi Wireless charging pads, and charging cables to support devices with Apple Lightning, Type-C and Micro USB. You are most welcome to try this convenient service, and to speedily replenish power to your mobile phones and tablets!

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(16 Jul 2021)

[Postponed] New Venture Creation Platform – Run the Business Like a Scientist

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Please note that the event is postponed:-

<Run the Business Like a Scientist – How to Apply Scientific Training in Business World>

Date : 15 July 2021 (Thur) 20 July 2021 (Tue)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Format: : Online

Registration: https://hktech300fyp.questionpro.com/

Rundown

PART ONE - Sharing & Learning

Topic: Run the Business Like a Scientist - How to Apply Scientific Training in Business World (Online sharing)

Speaker: Dr. Rui YE, co-founder of UNISKIN

PART TWO (Optional) - Venture Lead's project briefing

PART THREE - Technology brief showcase

About the speaker
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Dr. Rui YE, Partner and Head of Science Division of UNISKIN

Dr. Rui YE pursued his PhD degree of Molecular Biology in Department of Biology and Chemistry (BCH) from 2010-2015. He won two times of “Excellence of Research Award” during his PhD study. After graduation, he joined a start-up company focusing on tumor genetic test as Product Director helping patients to choose the right anti-tumor drugs. During his service, the company became a first-tier company in the field and obtained Softbank’s investment. Later in mid-2017, he left the company and co-founded UNISKIN, a high-tech skincare brand with tailor-made products for Chinese women. With expected annual sales of over RMB$400M in 2021 in just 4 years, the company has got investment from Sequoia Investment. He would love to share how the scientific training has helped him in the business world and what pitfalls need to be avoided for starting a new business.

For more information, please refer to the New Venture Creation Platform website.

(14 Jul 2021)

New Venture Creation Platform – Cloud Computing Foundation and AWS for Startups

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming event:-

<Cloud Computing Foundation and AWS for Startups>

Date : 8 July 2021 (Thur)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue : Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Format: : Hybrid (On-site & Online)

Registration: https://hktech300fyp.questionpro.com/

Rundown

PART ONE - Sharing & Learning

Topic: Cloud Computing Foundation and AWS for Startups

Speaker: Mr. Sze Lok CHAN, Senior Startup Business Development Manager of AWS Business Development

PART TWO - Venture Lead's project briefing

PART THREE - Technology brief showcase

About the speaker
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Mr. Sze Lok CHAN, Senior Startup Business Development Manager of AWS Business Development

Sze Lok has been working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for over 4 years in the Startup Business Development team. He assists startup founders in Hong Kong and Taiwan to leverage AWS to realize their business goals. His passion in digital transformation and innovation has helped more than 100 startups successfully build the products. This makes him one of the recognized startup ecosystem builders in Hong Kong. He is also one of the first few employees at AWS Greater China Region that certified to share the Amazon Culture of Innovation to external parties. Prior to AWS, Sze Lok has worked in various business development roles at tech companies and his own family business.

(25 Jun 2021)

New Venture Creation Platform – Intellectual Property Protection for Startups

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming event:-

<Intellectual Property Protection for Startups>

Date : 24 June 2021 (Thur)
Time : 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue : Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Format: : Hybrid (On-site & Online)

Registration: Click Here!

Rundown

PART ONE - Sharing & Learning

Topic: Intellectual Property Protection for Startups

Speaker: Mr. Steven Fung, Registered Patent Attorney (AU, NZ), Partner of Marks & Clerk Hong Kong

PART TWO - Idea briefing session (Join in as Venture Lead to share your biz ideas with like-minded peers and reach out to your teammates!)

About the speaker
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Mr. Steven Fung, Registered Patent Attorney (AU, NZ), Partner of Marks & Clerk Hong Kong

Steven is a Patent Attorney and Partner of Marks & Clerk Hong Kong. He has over 15 years of experience in Intellectual Property, including Patent commercialization and litigation matters for world famous tech companies. Steven also understands the unique challenges faced by startups in protecting their most important asset (their innovations) and has extensive experience in working with startups and seeing them grow their IP into a profitable and rewarding endeavor.

Prior to entering the Patent Attorney profession, Steven worked as an engineer before embarking on a career in legal services. He is particularly knowledgeable in computing technologies, including hardware design, Artificial Intelligence and datamining. From his engineering background, he has also retained an appreciation for advanced mathematics, which is helpful to understand the latest technologies in these areas.

Steven’s practice is predominately based in Hong Kong although he has clients from all over the world. His main clients include many Universities and Government research centers in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as many private companies of varying sizes. He is familiar with R&D between private enterprise and Universities/Government bodies and can advise on how to best make use of your IP with respect to the various research programs available.

(18 Jun 2021)

Touring Late Imperial China Through the Library’s Special Collection

You are cordially invited to visit the exhibition:

Touring Late Imperial China Through the Library's Special Collection

Date: 15 June - 14 September 2021

Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

With restrictions on travel, it sounds fantastic to imagine a voyage in late imperial China with Western explorers.

Our treasured exhibits dating back to the early nineteenth century describe the travelers’ experiences and reveal the society, customs, character, social habits, costumes, and architecture of China during the Qing Dynasty. These books paint a very vivid portrait of the empire through the eyes of foreigners and document the early global interaction and cultural contact between China and the West. These books provide helpful thoughts and information for understanding China from a comparative perspective.

By showcasing our invaluable special collections, we hope to encourage scholarship in Chinese history by members of the CityU community. So whether you are a teacher integrating primary sources into your class, an academic working on innovative research, or a student thinking about possible topics for an assignment, we want to partner with you and support your work in education, research, and scholarship.

This Exhibition at the Library’s Wofoo Foundation Gallery is held to commemorate the generous book donation made by Dr. Joseph Lee Chung-tak [李宗德] and other donors.

Visitor information:

  • Please check the Library opening hours before you visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a face mask properly at all time and keep a 1.5m social distance.

If you have any enquiries about the Exhibition, please call 3442-8395 or send an email to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.

(10 Jun 2021)

New Venture Creation Platform – Key Success Factors for Technology Startups

The Library is pleased to support the HK Tech 300 in launching one of its creative initiatives, the New Venture Creation Platform (NVC Platform).

HK Tech 300 is CityU's large-scale flagship innovation and entrepreneurship programme to launch start-ups.

Begin at the New Venture Creation Platform (NVC Platform), where innovative ideas are nurtured. From idea generation, collaboration, learning and sharing to team formation, evolve ideas into potential value proposition as a new tech venture.

All students and alumni keen to champion their start-up ideas are welcome to register and share on the NVC Platform every Thursday tentatively.

Upcoming event:
<Key Success Factors for Technology Startups>
Date: 17 June, 2021 (Thur)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Speaker: Dr. Jonathon Lee, Executive Director of IOE Technologies Ltd.
Format: Hybrid (On-site & Online)

Registration: Click Here!

(10 Jun 2021)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

Research information collected in CityU Scholars provides records for the University’s reporting (e.g. the annual submission of research output to the RGC) and appraisal (e.g. the annual performance review) exercises. The Library is pleased to host the following training workshops via Zoom. Faculty members or their trusted users, research students, Departmental Administrators or any interested parties are welcome to attend.

There are two identical workshops. Each workshop consists of a Common Core Session and two Elective Breakout Sessions. After the common session for all, attendees will attend a breakout session relevant to their respective user group.

Common Core Session: Research Output Records Management
- for all participants

Elective Breakout Session (1): A Close-up of Reporting Workflow
- for faculty and departmental administrators (This session will be conducted by ESU.)

Elective Breakout Session (2): A Close-up of Electronic Theses Submission and Research Degree Planner
- for research students

28 June 2021 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Workshop Outline & Registration
30 June 2021 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than five registrants. Enquiries could be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

(9 Jun 2021)

President Way Kuo visited the Exhibition <A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States >

On 28 May 2021, President Way Kuo visited the Exhibition <A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States > held in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery in the Run Run Shaw Library.

The visit was curated by Dr. Carlos Yu-Kai Lin, Assistant Professor of the Department of Linguistics and Translation, who was the curator and mastermind of the Exhibition. Along with a group of CityU students who had participated in organizing the exhibition, the President walked through the immersive display of books and panels.

President Way Kuo was happy to meet the students and staff. The exhibition not only showcases a precious collection of books owned by Dr. Hu Shih, but also represents CityU students’ creative minds and talents.

In support of CityU’s strategic development and excellence in professional education, the Library will continue to work with the CityU community in bringing together collaborative and innovative projects.

Jointly organized by the Run Run Shaw Library and the Department of Linguistics and Translation, this exhibition provides an unprecedented access to a selection of books collected by Hu Shih between 1942 and 1958 in the United States. This small yet precious collection of Hu Shih provides a glimpse of his life, and will surely make contribution to the collation and further research of Hu Shih’s documents. The exhibition runs from 30 Mar to 30 May 2021.

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(28 May 2021)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for the Summer Term, Revision & Examination Period and Term Break 2021 (7 June 2021 – 29 August 2021)

Please note below the Library hours during the Summer Term, Revision & Examination Period and Term Break:

Opening Hours

7 June 2021 - 29 August 2021
Mon - Sun : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

7 June 2021 - 29 August 2021 (1)
Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun : Closed
Public Holidays (14 June & 1 July) : Closed

Note :

  1. The opening hours of the Law & Reference Help Desk (7 June 2021 - 29 August 2021):
    Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun & Public Holidays : Closed
    (closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm)

(24 May 2021)

Musical Lecture – Wartime letters between Dr. Hu Shih and his wife

Date: 25 May 2021 (Tue)

Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library

Speaker: Dr. Carlos Yu-Kai Lin (Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation)

Language: Mandarin

Participants have the chance to receive special gifts.

Description:

The inquiry into the private life and inner world of Hu Shih has generated some of the most interesting scholarship in the study of this well-known figure in China’s modern history. Many researchers have sought to unravel his relations with lovers outside his marriage, in order to challenge the apparently “rationalistic and scholarly” image of Dr. Hu Shih as a leader of China’s new culture movement. Yet such inquiries often ignore his stories with his wife, Mrs. Chiang Tung-hsiu, whose stories with Hu Shih never became the focus of scholars and readers in the past. This lecture aims to bridge this gap by investigating the letters and telegrams exchanged between the couple during the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Particularly, Dr. Lin depicts this couple’s wartime experiences and the war’s impact on the couple’s lives. Through investigating Hu Shih and his wife’s experiences in the war-torn years, this lecture demonstrates a new way of studying the history of modern China.

This lecture is jointly held by the Run Run Shaw Library and the Department of Linguistics and Translation.

Event trailer (in Chinese only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T93nfNqgV3o

All CityU students & staff are welcome. For non-CityU visitors who would like to join the lecture, please register by sending an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk at least 2 days in advance (i.e. on or before 23 May). In the email, please including the following information:

  1. Full name
  2. Name of School / Organization
  3. Email address
  4. Mobile number

For enquiries, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

【愛情故事 音樂演說 神秘禮品 現場領取:5月25日3:00~4:30PM】

一段顯為人知的愛情故事
一對因戰亂而離別的夫妻
一些學界長期忽視的史料
一場精彩可期的音樂演說
胡適與他太太江冬秀女士塵封八十年的故事

Dr. Carlos Yu-Kai Lin演講:
胡適夫婦的內心世界:胡適與江冬秀的戰時家書
(請看活動預告片)

參加就有機會獲得:胡夫人典藏版文創卡片、Starbucks禮券、USB隨身碟等等多樣禮品…
參加資格:全校師生、員工、註冊訪客。

訪客請於活動舉行最少兩天前(即5月23日或以前)電郵至lb@cityu.edu.hk 登記。請於電郵內提供以下資料:

  1. 參加者全名
  2. 所屬學校 / 機構
  3. 電郵地址
  4. 手提電話號碼

活動流程:5月25日下午2:30開始進場,領取胡夫人典藏版文創卡片,聽完演說後再以該卡為憑,領取限量禮物。演講後有Q&A和問答遊戲,成功答題者可優先選擇精美禮品。問答內容包括演說內容、展場內容和本次展覽相關活動之內容。

【問答遊戲規則:主持人唸完題目後要再唸“請搶答”三個字後,觀眾才可舉手搶答。】 譬如:請問胡適幾歲跟江冬秀訂婚?請搶答!

2021年5月25日下午3點,圖書館「和富基金廊」,感動上演。

25.5.2021, 3~4:30PM 不見不散
本次音樂演說特別感謝香港樂團SADJAY贊助提供
城市大學邵逸夫圖書館、翻譯及語言學系合力推出

如對上述活動有任何疑問,請電郵至lb@cityu.edu.hk

(17 May 2021)

International Museum Day 2021 - Seeing in the Dark: Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouses
國際博物館日2021 - 夜航明燈: 香港港口與燈塔

The Library is participating in the International Museum Day 2021. The International Museum Day 2021 advocates for the creative potential of culture as a driver for digitization and the creation of new forms of cultural experience and dissemination in the post-COVID era. This closely aligns with one of the areas in the University Strategic Plan - digital society.

Collaborating with the Department of Media and Communication, the Department of Linguistics and Translation, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and the School of Creative Media, the Library has designed an interdisciplinary student learning engagement initiative, the Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections (LHRC). LHRC encourages students to showcase their original discoveries by combining scattered old documents from East and West, and new media. Students from the various academic departments have unearthed Chinese and Western archives to fill in the gaps in the history of Hong Kong lighthouse development before World War II; and have combined new media of ancient lighthouses to create an interdisciplinary and innovative research.

During the International Museum Day 2021 (May 15-16), the LHRC of the Library, together with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, will organize a series of special programs on lighthouses, "Seeing in the Dark - Hong Kong Harbour and Lighthouses”. This project is sponsored by the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government under the MATF.

Click here for seminar details and event rundown:
https://www.hkmaritimemuseum.org/imd-seeinginthedark.

All participants can enjoy free admission! However, due to COVID-19, the Maritime Museum will implement admission quota and precautionary measures. So please see the updates and seats availability from Hong Kong Maritime Museum official website.

(11 May 2021)

Translation in Diplomatic Writing: Hu Shih, Chiang Kai-shek, and Franklin D. Roosevelt
胡適外交文件考 : 從蔣介石給羅斯福總統的一封電報談起

Date: 4 May 2021 (Tue)
Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library
Speaker: Dr. Carlos Yu-Kai Lin (Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Translation)
Language: Mandarin (Q&A session will be conducted in Mandarin, Cantonese, or English, depending on the needs of the audience.)

If you are interested in joining the lecture, please gather at the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Run Run Shaw Library. Registration is not required.

For enquiries, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(26 Apr 2021)

Curator Tour of the Exhibition – A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States

There will be two identical sessions of curator tour:

Session 1
Date: 14 Apr 2021 (Wed)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Langauge: Mandarin

Session 2
Date: 16 Apr 2021 (Fri)
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Langauge: English

If you are interested in joining the tour, please gather at the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Run Run Shaw Library. Registration is not required.

For enquiries, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(13 Apr 2021)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for the Revision & Examination Period and Semester Break in Semester B (25 April 2021 – 6 June 2021)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Revision & Examination Period and Semester Break:

Opening Hours

Revision & Examination Period (25 April 2021 - 15 May 2021)
25 April 2021 (Sun) : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

26 April 2021 - 14 May 2021 (Mon - Sun) : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

15 May 2021 (Sat) : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Semester Break (16 May 2021 - 6 June 2021)
Mon - Sun : 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

Revision & Examination Period (25 April 2021 - 15 May 2021) (1)
25 April 2021 (Sun) : 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

26 April 2021 - 15 May 2021
Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat : 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Public Holiday (1 May) : Closed

Semester Break (16 May 2021 - 6 June 2021) (1)
Mon - Fri : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sun : Closed
Public Holiday (19 May) : Closed

Note :

  1. The opening hours of the Law & Reference Help Desk (25 April 2021 - 6 June 2021):
    Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sun & Public Holidays : Closed
    (closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm)

(12 Apr 2021)

A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States
跨洋之旅:胡適美國部分藏書展

You are cordially invited to visit the Exhibition:

<A Transpacific Voyage: A Collection of Hu Shih’s Books in the United States >
跨洋之旅:胡適美國部分藏書展

Date:30 March - 30 May 2021
Venue:Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

Hu Shih (1891-1962) was one of the most influential figures in modern China. He played a key role in China’s New Culture Movement, establishing the vernacular (baihua) as the official written Chinese language. During World War II, Hu Shih even served as China’s ambassador to the United States between 1938 and 1942. While most of his public and private documents such as letters, diaries, manuscripts, and personal collections are preserved in the Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Hu Shih Memorial Hall at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, some of his personal collection of books and documents in the United States have not yet been systematically organized and archived.

Jointly organized by the Run Run Shaw Library and the Department of Linguistics and Translation, this exhibition provides an unprecedented access to a selection of books collected by Hu Shih between 1942 and 1958 in the United States. This small yet precious collection of Hu Shih provides a glimpse of his life, and will surely make contribution to the collation and further research of Hu Shih’s documents.

Visitor information

  • Please check the Library opening hours before your visit.
  • All visitors are required to wear a face mask properly at all times and keep a 1.5m social distance.

If you have any enquiries about the exhibition, please send an email to lb@cityu.edu.hk.

(29 Mar 2021)

Special Arrangement (updated 8 December 2020 (Tue))

Please check Counter Service Hours for the latest opening hours and counter service hours of the Library.

All borrowers are also reminded to check the due dates of outstanding loans via "My Library Account".

Please note the following:

  1. To enter the University campus, any person
    • Must have your body temperature checked at campus entrances
    • Should use the sanitizers provided at main access points
  2. Inside the Library, any user must
    • Wear a face mask properly at all time within the Library. Otherwise, users will be asked to leave the Library
    • Keep a 1.5m social distance among users
    • Not use seats or terminals that are marked "unavailable"

Some Library Services are affected

  1. A considerable portion of seats and desks are unavailable.
  2. The facilities for group discussion are closed.
  3. Mini Theatre, 3D Scanning and CAVE facilities are available by appointment only. Please send email to libemt@cityu.edu.hk or call 3442-6963.
  4. At most 3 to 5 users are allowed in a HA Group Study Room/Online Teaching and Learning Studio, and 7 users for the Mini Theatre (50% of their original seating capacity).

Thank you in anticipation of your understanding and cooperation.

(8 Dec 2020)