SHKP Book Club Seminar with Leung Man-tao, Lau Sai-leung and Ivan Choy speaking on reading and urban living

13 Apr 2008


The SHKP Book Club was established by Sun Hung Kai Properties to promote reading in Hong Kong. The Book Club, UP Publications and MGuru held a seminar today (April 13) with Leung Man-tao, Lau Sai-leung and Ivan Choy talking about reading and urban living.  The seminar was a hit with the audience of over 600.


The three spoke about the relationship between personal interests and reading, then moved on to the latest trends in reading fashions and recommended English and Chinese titles in literature, history, dining, architectures and fine arts, guiding the audience to discover the latest reading trends, world development and other socio-cultural topics for a quality lifestyle.


The speakers are all leading cultural figures.  Leung Man-tao is a cultural commentator, head of the Cattle Depot College, TV and radio host, newspaper columnist and food and soccer critic.  Lau Sai-leung is a member of the Central Policy Unit and former host of a culture and reading radio programme.  He has also written books on travelling and politics.  Ivan Choy is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is also a noted commentator in Hong Kong.


The Book Club has held previous seminars with Yu Dan, Joseph Sung and Ho Hoi-lam speaking on reading.  Over 2,200 people have turned out for the seminar series including today's talk.  The Book Club has also organized reading-related activities like book review competitions and a young writers' debut competition, issued good book lists, held major book fairs and more.


The Book Club publishes a free monthly literary magazine that is distributed through over 110 bookstores and 19 SHKP malls across Hong Kong.  The magazine is also available at public libraries and schools.  The latest issue is on celebrity publishing, analyzing how pop stars figure in everyday life in Hong Kong and how the trend affects social values.

SHKP Book Club Seminar with Leung Man-tao, Lau Sai-leung and Ivan Choy speaking on reading and urban living

13 Apr 2008



The SHKP Book Club was established by Sun Hung Kai Properties to promote reading in Hong Kong. The Book Club, UP Publications and MGuru held a seminar today (April 13) with Leung Man-tao, Lau Sai-leung and Ivan Choy talking about reading and urban living.  The seminar was a hit with the audience of over 600.


The three spoke about the relationship between personal interests and reading, then moved on to the latest trends in reading fashions and recommended English and Chinese titles in literature, history, dining, architectures and fine arts, guiding the audience to discover the latest reading trends, world development and other socio-cultural topics for a quality lifestyle.


The speakers are all leading cultural figures.  Leung Man-tao is a cultural commentator, head of the Cattle Depot College, TV and radio host, newspaper columnist and food and soccer critic.  Lau Sai-leung is a member of the Central Policy Unit and former host of a culture and reading radio programme.  He has also written books on travelling and politics.  Ivan Choy is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  He is also a noted commentator in Hong Kong.


The Book Club has held previous seminars with Yu Dan, Joseph Sung and Ho Hoi-lam speaking on reading.  Over 2,200 people have turned out for the seminar series including today's talk.  The Book Club has also organized reading-related activities like book review competitions and a young writers' debut competition, issued good book lists, held major book fairs and more.


The Book Club publishes a free monthly literary magazine that is distributed through over 110 bookstores and 19 SHKP malls across Hong Kong.  The magazine is also available at public libraries and schools.  The latest issue is on celebrity publishing, analyzing how pop stars figure in everyday life in Hong Kong and how the trend affects social values.