Ongoing Moments: Anna Tham

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . My brother and me, at sundown chasing waves I lived by the sea in Sai Kung until I was four. It was a small village with…

Ongoing Moments: Tiffany Tsoi Wing Yan

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . After years and years in school, I am now classified as ‘Fresh Graduate’—a concise oxymoron revealing the trick of age. I am now old enough to…

Ongoing Moments: William Ng

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . “Gold Diggers Receiving Letter from Home” (circa 1860), attrib.William Strutt. Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 72.3 cm. Psst, can you feel his longing for a return?…

Ongoing Moments: Jason S Polley

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] This is a photo of a photo of me. Believe it or believe it not. But this—this this—is not about me. Or, actually, meaning really, this is…

Ongoing Moments: Nicola Chan Oi Ching

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . Janet and me. If moments could be ongoing … . Together we live twenty-nine days, moving from Russia to France, France to England. . In response…

Ongoing Moments: Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . One of the songs that has been adopted by the protesters in Hong Kong during the Umbrella Revolution is “Do You Hear the People Sing,” from…

Ongoing Moments: Paulina Lee

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . This was one of the most extraordinary scenes that I saw in my journeys. Indeed, the mystery of nature has never failed to amaze me. ….

Ongoing Moments: Ivan Delazari

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . Nevsky Prospect, St. Petersburg, Russia, either the Indian summer of 1999 or the spring of 2000: in front of the long colonnade of the Gostiny Dvor…

Ongoing Moments: Christopher Chan

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . It is widely asserted that the Sun, with its all-dominating power, has received innumerable, worship-like appreciations throughout the history of men. In ancient China, or at…

Ongoing Moments: Janet Lau

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] From left to right: me, Nicola, Julia and Jenny. This photograph was taken when Julia was about to leave and go back to Argentina. . In late…

Ongoing Moments: Suzanne Lai

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . The urgency of travel comes from the failure to stay. When activities have (slowly) become inactivities, the resistence lies in perpetual departures. You carefully craft that…

Ongoing Moments: Holden Liang Qichao

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The Incomplete History of a Yellow Bicycle Part One: The Origin Story Breaking news! Local junior high school was struck by what an insider calls “a bicycle…

Ongoing Moments: Jessica Siu-yin Yeung

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Whenever I sign my name or hear that my friends are creating calligraphic artworks or learning Chinese painting, I am reminded of when I practised calligraphy. Long ago,…

Ongoing Moments: Vinton Poon

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] The picture was taken during a trip to Cramond Island. It was my first year studying in Scotland. A few friends, who I’d met in the halls…

Ongoing Moments: James Au

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] “Before ‘youth’, if nothing was impossible, shades would be cleared, and one would surmount everything and become a sun that shines upon everything,” Japanese poet Yosano Akiko…

Ongoing Moments: Gary Lam

(1) The HP Series showcases excerpts from excellent Honours Projects by students from the Department of English Language and Literature. [Read all entries here.] | (2) Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] Supervisor: Dr…

Ongoing Moments: Louis Chung

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] click image to enlarge Recently I had the opportunity to go to Penvénan, a small town in the Brittany region of France with some friends during my…

Ongoing Moments: Heidi Huang

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]   My Collection Of Notebooks Only a few pages used in each. Some have been there for years. Some new arrivals. “In the beginning was the written…

Ongoing Moments: John Wakefield

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . Chemistry your photograph: the chemistry of remembering fixed on the card your child: the chemistry of remembering folded in the flesh —by Brian Holton (a friend…

Ongoing Moments: Liu Yuwei

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] It can never go back again. It had lived its life by routine ever since. Life came to a moment of peace. Happiness, fear and depression were…

Ongoing Moments: Douglas Robinson

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] This photograph, taken by Tammy Ho in Venice in 2013, is titled “Caption”. I recently visited my childhood home, shown here, looking far better than I fondly remember…

Ongoing Moments: Lian-Hee Wee

Ongoing Moments: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department respond to a photograph of their choice. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.] . This is the back of my 1991 class T-shirt. Koko did the graphics and I was to write all the classmates’  names on the back, so this was/still…

“You Can’t Take a Picture of This” by Holden Liang Qichao

It is a perfect Sunday afternoon in autumn. The sun finally decides to grace the earth with its warm glow after days of bleak grey sky and biting wind. The shedding trees have been giving the sanitary crew a hard time, but in the comforting nook of one’s own backyard, their rich foliage has weaved…

“Narrative” by Jason S Polley

. My tattoos, or, rather, my single narrative tattoo, essentially charts the Eastward migration of Buddhism from its Hindu sources in India through its multiple manifestations / incarnations / influences in Tibet, Myanmar, Thailand, Indochina, China, and, finally Japan. Not unlike Shakespeare’s Parolles, from the ironically (at least from Parolles’ point of view) titled All’s…

“Intersection Collaborative Learning Project” — A Showcase of the Best Works (with an introduction by Heidi Huang and Holden Liang Qichao)

This month, students from the English Department’s Master’s programme in Literary and Comparative Studies (MALCS) joined the students from the undergraduate course Hong Kong Stories (taught by Heidi Huang) in an “Intersection Collaborative Learning Project”. The collaborative field trip which they undertook throughout Hong Kong was inspired by local modernist writer Liu Yichang’s short story…

“Bamboo in Repose” by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Photo by Sammy Wan These pictures, taken by Sammy Wan and posted by Real Hong Kong News on Facebook, show a group of construction workers building a bamboo ‘matrix’ at Admiralty, replacing the iron barricades that the police had cleared earlier this morning (Monday 13 October 2014). Hong Kong has long been known as a forest…

“John Gave Rachel A Book” by Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

John gave Rachel a book, ten years ago John gave Rachel a book Of poetry— Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry On the second page of the book John had written, in green: For Rachel, who doesn’t need An introduction to anything— Certainly not to poetry— With memories of all the Places we talked about…

“shivers shove eyelids” by Jason S Polley

“Diptych: Above & Below” by JSP. 28 July 2010. McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. shivers shove eyelids up breaking seal abrupt ending fireplace dreams to smell of smiling sun hiking himalayan ridgerange brand newborn days rays misty mystic mountain snow rock and open torii gate guesthouse door reveals curious never idle youthful eyes and…