“Hong Kong Dictionary” (noun.) A dictionary belonging to Hong Kongers

Event

Hong Kong International Literary Festival
  • Sat 13-11-2021 7:30 PM - 1 h

Fringe Underground


Free Admission

Synopsis

This event will be conducted in Cantonese.
 
Editor Char is the mind behind instagram page hk.dict, a documentation of multi-layered phrases that he has now compiled into a book, preserving the colourful language of Cantonese within its pages.  He speaks with Chow Ka-ying about the inspiration behind and hopes for his social media page, his publishing journey, and the importance of language and the words that form our culture and identity.
 
Featuring
During his studies, Char was deeply influenced by Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.  He believes that language plays an indispensable role in daily life, and hopes to record this generation of Hong Kong culture through the publication of 《港字典》.
 
Ka-ying is an educator and a connoisseur of literature who enjoys storytelling.
 
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