Lingnan University's Centre for Humanities Research is organising an international conference, "Translating Hong Kong Literature Symposium". Local translators and authors are encouraged to join the discussion on translingual and cross-cultural themes, and explore issues such as translating Hong Kong plays and Cantonese performances, poetry aesthetics and urban fiction. June 19, 10am-7pm. Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library. Open to the public. Visit bit.ly/jvEeF7 for details.
Christian students gather at CUHK
More than 30 delegates from 17 Christian universities across Asia are expected to attend and exchange insights at the "International Student Conference on Peacemakers and Christian Higher Education". June 20 to 25. Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Call 3163 4144 or visit bit.ly/ja2SzU for more information.
Urban renewal on agenda at HKU
Urban decay is one the most pressing issues facing Hong Kong today. Renewal plans, such as those for the Central market (below), are just as controversial. Attend the "Urban Renewal Authority: The True Story" seminar and get the lowdown on tackling this issue through redevelopment and rehabilitation directly from its chairman, Barry Cheung Chun-yuen. June 20, 8pm-9pm. Hui Pun Hing Lecture Hall (LE1), Library Extension, University of Hong Kong. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries or visit bit.ly/joewhk.