Literature belongs to all those who live and dream.
Through Sing Chu Literature Lectures, Chou Sing Chu Foundation regularly invites outstanding individuals from the Chinese literary community to share their journeys with literature lovers. We hope that these masters of literature can reach out to the public and inspire all to continue making literature an essential part of their lives.
Chapter 3: In Search of the Source
This year, Sing Chu Literature Lectures invites Chang Show-foong, renowned Taiwanese author to share her literature journey.
About Chang Show-foong
Renowned Taiwanese author Chang Show-foong’s works include novels, free verse, and drama, but is most famous for her essays. Born in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province in 1941, Chang graduated from Soochow University, and has taught in Soochow University, Hong Kong Baptist College (now Hong Kong Baptist University) and Yang-Ming University. Chang made her name with the distinctive style and elegant writing of her works. She has received countless awards, including the Sun Yat-sen Art and Literary Award, the National Award of Art, and the United Daily News Literature Award. She was also named as one of the “Ten Great Taiwanese Essayists” in 1977.
Talk Synopsis – In Search of the Source
Groups of youths out on holiday excursions often enjoy following the river through the mountains, eager to find its source. In ancient times, Chinese emperors would set off from the western regions on a thousand-kilometre journey to the eastern fringe in order to perform sacrificial rites dedicated to the great sea. However, the ancient emperors had always adhered to the sequence of paying tribute to the river first before the sea, even though the latter was much larger in size.
Meanwhile, the common man often struggles to locate his roots. Nevertheless, through self-cultivation one can become a detective of the academic, cultural and folklore, and unearth the truth much like Sherlock Holmes, thus attaining one of life’s deepest joys!
Head of Division at the Nanyang Technological University Division of Chinese, Director at the Chinese Heritage Centre, and Deputy Director at the Centre for Chinese Language & Culture, Yow Cheun Hoe’s research focuses on topics such as the Chinese diaspora and Malaysian Chinese writers. Under the pen name of You Yipiao, Yow began publishing poetry in the 1980s and won awards such as the Hua Zhong Literary Award and Golden Point Award. Streamline (2016), a collection of Yow’s creative works spanning 30 years of his life in Malaysia and Singapore, was selected as one of Lianhe Zaobao’s books of 2016. In 2016, he established the Nanyang Poetry Association and Nanyang Poetry Society.
18 March 2017, Saturday
3.30pm – 5.30pm
Please be seated by 3.15pm
Students (with proof of student pass) $10
Tickets from selected Popular Bookstores
POP@CENTRAL (Bras Basah Complex Level 4)
Toa Payoh HDB Hub
Fans of renowned Taiwanese writer, Chang Show-foong, don’t miss this!
Bring along a book by Chang Show-foong and stand to gain entry to her talk on 18 March! Simply email* to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March with your name and contact number.
*Limited to the first 50 pax only. Limited to ONE ticket per book per pax. Email will be sent to those who have successfully registered for the event, please check your emails. Kindly head to the registration counter on event day with Chang Show-foong’s book to obtain your free entrance ticket.
HDB Hub Convention Centre
Auditorium, Basement 1,
HDB Hub, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh,
How to get there
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