John Minford Culture & Translation Series – Pu Songling and His Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

25 March 2023 (Saturday)

Pu Songling – His Life and Lineage, with Special Reference to his Own Preface to the Strange Tales

1 April 2023 (Saturday)

Varieties of Theme and Treatment in the Strange Tales – Some Examples

15 April 2023 (Saturday)

How to Read the Strange Tales: Clues from the Old 19th-century Commentators

22 April 2023 (Saturday)

Translating the Strange Tales: Herbert Giles’ Strange Stories Seen Today, and New Perspectives


Date: 25 March, 1 April, 15 April, 22 April 2023 (Saturdays)

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Hong Kong Time)

Speaker: Professor John Minford, Sin Wai Kin Distinguished Professor of Chinese Culture and Translation

Language: English

Venue: Room 401, Fung Yiu King Hall, A Building, HSUHK


ECA/iGPS: HSUHK students who join each lecture will be accorded 1 ECA hour/1 iGPS unit.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact us at or 3963 5205.

Best regards,

School of Translation and Foreign Languages
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong