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November 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Zero Point Beijing 北京零公里

HKILF x Asia Society Online Event Series FREE (IN CANTONESE)

In this latest novel, author Chan Koonchung sends his 14-year-old protagonist to the netherworld for a magical-realist journey in search of truth across 800 years of Beijing’s history. The book’s title refers to a plaque in Tiananmen Square reading “Kilometre zero point of highways of China”, which signifies both the starting point of all highways in the country, and also the nucleus of power in a centralised China. Chan discusses truth, ideology and interpreting history through fiction with Wong Nim-yan, associate professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the director of Hong Kong Literature Research Centre.  In CANTONESE. Click here to watch for FREE.

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在陳冠中這部最新的小說中,14歲的主人公在陰間展開了一段穿越北京800年歷史的魔幻現實之旅。這本書的書名是指天安門廣場上寫著“中國公路公里零點”的一塊牌匾,它既是全國所有公路的起點,也象徵着中國的權力核心。陳冠中將與香港中文大學中國語言及文學系副教授、香港文學研究中心主任黃念欣探討有關真理、意識形態等議題,並透過小說詮釋歷史。節目以粵語進行。按此免費觀看。

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Chan Koonchung is a sinophone writer from Hong Kong who has lived in Beijing for 22 years.

Wong Nim-yan is an associate professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.