“我城故影 – Images of Our City” Photo Exhibition

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On June 24, 2015, the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “Images of Our City: Landmarks and Coastlines of Central” took place at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto.  The event, attended by over 100 guests, was co-organized by Old Hong Kong Photos, HKGN Hong Kong Global Network, the Library, and the Canada-Hong Kong Crosscurrents Project.  It was sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Toronto.

The opening ceremony was officiated by The Honorable Vivienne Poy, former Chancellor of the University of Toronto, Larry Alford, Chief Librarian of UTL, Gloria Lo, Director of the HKETO in Toronto, Joseph Kuang, Chairman of the Hong Kong Global Network, and Stanley So, representative of Old Hong Kong Photos.

A forum was held immediately following the opening ceremony. Prof. Tong Lam of the History Department and Joseph Kuang spoke on topics such as nostalgia in photography, the history of Hong Kong, as well as their personal connections to the photos. Participants of the forum also shared their personal stories and asked many insightful questions. The forum was followed by a well-received gourmet food tasting session.

The photo exhibition will be open to the public at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library on the 8th floor of Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, until July 10.  We invite you to drop by and view the exhibition!

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Beautiful China Exhibition

A huge thank-you to everyone who came out to support the Beautiful China Exhibition event yesterday. We would also like to thank the media who came out and gave some wonderful reports in English and Chinese about the event:Fairchild TV: http://www.fairchildtv.com/news.php?n=a576433ccd77ad5fe21cb70af8011038

Mingpao: http://www.mingpaotor.com/htm/News/20140212/tfa1.htm?m=0

Singtao: http://news.singtao.ca/toronto/2014-02-12/community1392198588d4914669.html

OMNI News: http://www.omnitv.ca/on/yue-can/videos/3188450798001/

Beautiful China Exhibition: February 1-28, 2014

The University of Toronto Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a new photographic exhibition at Robarts Library: Beautiful China. The collection of photographs is on loan from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, which shares the following with us:

“Beautiful China” is the shared vision of the Chinese people for a better life. It lies in both reality and in people’s dreams and lies in both the endowments of nature and the creations of humanity. It needs to be inherited, created, cherished and preserved, and shall remain a solemn commitment and a call for action to both the Chinese people and the Chinese government.

Through the lens of the photographers of China, this exhibition highlights the constant efforts of the Chinese government and its people in building a well-off and well-cultured nation, as well as their efforts to incorporate their respect for nature and eco-friendly consciousness in all perspectives of its national development.

Please join us on February 11, 2014 for the official opening of the exhibition.