SHKP Reading Club Promotes Reading for Enjoyment First event with celebrities and scholars discussing classic literature and pop culture

11 Dec 2013


Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is in a long-term undertaking to further reading and holistic development, and today it announced the SHKP Reading Club to encourage more people to read for enjoyment. SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok, Under Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui, Professor Richard Ho, media veteran Kevin Lau and actor Anthony Wong attended the announcement, where books were also donated to the Fresh Fish Traders’ School. This was followed by the Club’s first seminar on classic literature and pop culture.

Raymond Kwok said: “We set up the SHKP Reading Club to offer people an enjoyable reading experience and inspire them to develop personal interests and expand their horizons. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club, and we have an impressive lineup of cultural activities in store for them like seminars with celebrity speakers, reading and writing workshops and guided cultural tours to make reading part of daily life.”

The Reading Club has some high-profile backing with Florence Hui, Richard Ho, Kevin Lau, Anthony Wong, designer Freeman Lau and children’s author Chau Mat-mat already signed up as guest members. Local cartoonist Chao Yat, artist Apple Tong, illustrator Jeanie Leung and designer Alan Chong created an array of happy-reading graphics and products like bookends, reusable shopping bags, bookmarks and document folders to give a light-hearted touch to reading.

Mr Kwok gave some books chosen by celebrity members and inscribed with words of encouragement to Fresh Fish Traders’ School principal Leung Kee-cheong and students at the event to encourage reading and learning in the young generation.

The Reading Club will be a dynamic group that demonstrates SHKP’s emphasis and involvement in promoting a reading culture. There will be monthly activities and a free Read Monthly magazine to get people into the habit of leisure reading.

The announcement was followed by the Club’s first seminar discussion of classic literature and pop culture by Anthony Wong, Hong Kong University Music Department Chair Chan Hing-yan and budding author Leung Wai-lok, with Read Monthly editor-in-chief Simon Lee as moderator. They discussed the impact of classic literature on pop culture, and while all have different backgrounds they agreed that classic literature provides a foundation for pop culture and can fuel creativity.

SHKP promotes reading with diverse activities to support the cultural development of Hong Kong, including Young Writers’ Debut competitions, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, sponsoring the SHKP Reading Index survey and good books polls, a free magazine and public seminars. SHKP encourages youth and people from all walks of life enjoy reading and learning.

About the SHKP Book Club

SHKP set up the Book Club in 2005 to get people into the habit of reading to broaden their knowledge and horizons and encourage self-improvement and life-long learning. The Club organizes reading-related activities such as book review competitions, Young Writers’ Debut competitions, a free magazine, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, good books polls and public seminars. Visit www.shkpbookclub.com for details.
SHKP Reading Club Promotes Reading for Enjoyment First event with celebrities and scholars discussing classic literature and pop culture

11 Dec 2013



Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) is in a long-term undertaking to further reading and holistic development, and today it announced the SHKP Reading Club to encourage more people to read for enjoyment. SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok, Under Secretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui, Professor Richard Ho, media veteran Kevin Lau and actor Anthony Wong attended the announcement, where books were also donated to the Fresh Fish Traders’ School. This was followed by the Club’s first seminar on classic literature and pop culture.

Raymond Kwok said: “We set up the SHKP Reading Club to offer people an enjoyable reading experience and inspire them to develop personal interests and expand their horizons. All book lovers are welcome to join the Club, and we have an impressive lineup of cultural activities in store for them like seminars with celebrity speakers, reading and writing workshops and guided cultural tours to make reading part of daily life.”

The Reading Club has some high-profile backing with Florence Hui, Richard Ho, Kevin Lau, Anthony Wong, designer Freeman Lau and children’s author Chau Mat-mat already signed up as guest members. Local cartoonist Chao Yat, artist Apple Tong, illustrator Jeanie Leung and designer Alan Chong created an array of happy-reading graphics and products like bookends, reusable shopping bags, bookmarks and document folders to give a light-hearted touch to reading.

Mr Kwok gave some books chosen by celebrity members and inscribed with words of encouragement to Fresh Fish Traders’ School principal Leung Kee-cheong and students at the event to encourage reading and learning in the young generation.

The Reading Club will be a dynamic group that demonstrates SHKP’s emphasis and involvement in promoting a reading culture. There will be monthly activities and a free Read Monthly magazine to get people into the habit of leisure reading.

The announcement was followed by the Club’s first seminar discussion of classic literature and pop culture by Anthony Wong, Hong Kong University Music Department Chair Chan Hing-yan and budding author Leung Wai-lok, with Read Monthly editor-in-chief Simon Lee as moderator. They discussed the impact of classic literature on pop culture, and while all have different backgrounds they agreed that classic literature provides a foundation for pop culture and can fuel creativity.

SHKP promotes reading with diverse activities to support the cultural development of Hong Kong, including Young Writers’ Debut competitions, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, sponsoring the SHKP Reading Index survey and good books polls, a free magazine and public seminars. SHKP encourages youth and people from all walks of life enjoy reading and learning.

About the SHKP Book Club

SHKP set up the Book Club in 2005 to get people into the habit of reading to broaden their knowledge and horizons and encourage self-improvement and life-long learning. The Club organizes reading-related activities such as book review competitions, Young Writers’ Debut competitions, a free magazine, taking underprivileged children to book fairs, good books polls and public seminars. Visit www.shkpbookclub.com for details.