SHKP Book Club presenting Joseph Sung and Ho Hoi-lam talking about reading and reflections on life

25 Feb 2008


The SHKP Book Club is set up to promote reading in Hong Kong and broaden people's horizons. It is staging a seminar series with noted scholars and authors speaking on reading-related topics.  The first seminar held in January this year with renowned scholar Professor Yu Dan from the Faculty of Media and Arts at Beijing Normal University was a big hit. The second seminar organized by the Book Club, Up Publications and Mguru had Associate Dean Joseph Sung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and Ho Hoi-lam, the Faculty's youngest student, speaking on reading and life and attracted  audience of over 700.


Both speakers believed that reading widens one's perspective and has significant impact on life. Professor Sung read different books at different stages of his life, which helps him understand the deeper meaning of life and enhance his ability to cope with adversity, leaving him more able to help other live positively. Ho Hoi-lam, 15, picked up the habit of reading from her mother at young age. Through reading, she learnt about interpersonal relationship and the bigger issues of growth and death. The two speakers shared their inner feelings about reading, benefiting teachers, students and parents alike in the audience.


Professor Sung is currently the Head of Shaw College, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Chairman and Chair Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was also awarded a Scientific and Technological Progress Award by the State Council in 2007.  Ho Hoi-lam is the youngest student in the CUHK Faculty of Medicine, admitted at age 14 on the strength of qualifications including nine A grades in the HKCEEs.


SHKP Book Club will continue to promote reading by organizing seminars with celebrated authors and scholars talking about reading and life, plus diverse activities such as book review and writing competitions, books polls, book fairs, meet-the-author sessions and its free literary magazine.

SHKP Book Club presenting Joseph Sung and Ho Hoi-lam talking about reading and reflections on life

25 Feb 2008







The SHKP Book Club is set up to promote reading in Hong Kong and broaden people's horizons. It is staging a seminar series with noted scholars and authors speaking on reading-related topics.  The first seminar held in January this year with renowned scholar Professor Yu Dan from the Faculty of Media and Arts at Beijing Normal University was a big hit. The second seminar organized by the Book Club, Up Publications and Mguru had Associate Dean Joseph Sung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Medicine and Ho Hoi-lam, the Faculty's youngest student, speaking on reading and life and attracted  audience of over 700.


Both speakers believed that reading widens one's perspective and has significant impact on life. Professor Sung read different books at different stages of his life, which helps him understand the deeper meaning of life and enhance his ability to cope with adversity, leaving him more able to help other live positively. Ho Hoi-lam, 15, picked up the habit of reading from her mother at young age. Through reading, she learnt about interpersonal relationship and the bigger issues of growth and death. The two speakers shared their inner feelings about reading, benefiting teachers, students and parents alike in the audience.


Professor Sung is currently the Head of Shaw College, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Chairman and Chair Professor of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He was also awarded a Scientific and Technological Progress Award by the State Council in 2007.  Ho Hoi-lam is the youngest student in the CUHK Faculty of Medicine, admitted at age 14 on the strength of qualifications including nine A grades in the HKCEEs.


SHKP Book Club will continue to promote reading by organizing seminars with celebrated authors and scholars talking about reading and life, plus diverse activities such as book review and writing competitions, books polls, book fairs, meet-the-author sessions and its free literary magazine.