Exhibition of Chinese Autographed Books of China and Singapore Modern Authors

Duration of Exhibition: 10 April 2008 (after 12 noon) – 9 May 2008
Exhibition venue: Nanyang Technological University Chinese Library (S3.2 Level B5)


Exhibition of Chinese autographed books of China and Singapore modern authors” is an exhibition jointly organized by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. The exhibition will be launched at the NTU Chinese Library on 10 April 2008.

The autographed works of 54 Chinese writers and 12 Singapore writers will be on display during the one-month long exhibition. Most of the autographed works from the Chinese writers are on loan from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, a portion of the works are from the private collection of Mr Chen Shuyu. The other autographed works of Singapore writers are from the collection in the NTU Library.

This is the first time such an exhibition is held in Singapore. The aim is to provide visitors with the opportunity to view a vast array of Chinese literature works up close. Each autographed work bears the penmanship of the writer and as such, each volume is a rare work of cultural value that reflects the verisimilitudes of human emotions.

The works are not only academic research volumes of great historical value, they are also precious cultural artifacts that will enchant visitors visually.


Talks on Chinese Autographed Books of China and Singapore Modern Authors

Lecture Date: 10 April 2008 (Thursday) 2.00pm
Lecture venue: Nanyang Technological University Lecture Theatre 23 (SS2 Level B2-5)


In conjunction with the exhibition, talks related to the theme will be jointly organized by the NTU Library and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). We have invited China’s Lu Xun research specialist Mr Chen Shuyu, Hong Kong’s famous writer Professor Lo Wai Luen as well as well-known local writer Professor Liang Wern Fook to share their knowledge in creative literature and research.

During the 3 hours lecture, visitors and Chinese literature fans would be able to discuss Chinese literature issues with the writers up close and personal.


Programme of Talks

Chairman: Prof. Lawrence Wang-Chi Wong, Associate Prof. Quah Sy Ren, Associate Professor I Lo-fen


1:45pm – 2:00pm  观众入席
Guests to be seated


2:00pm – 3:00pm 讲座(二)/问答–陈漱渝教授
Talk by Prof. Chen Shuyu

3:00pm – 4:00pm 讲座(一)/问答 –卢玮銮教授
Talk by Prof. Lo Wai Luen

4:00pm – 5:00pm 讲座(三)/问答–梁文福副教授
Talk by Prof. Liang Wern Fook    


5:00pm – 5:30pm 茶点/结束
Refreshments/ End of talks


Interested parties, please see the directional map below for more information on coming to the NTU Chinese Library or LT23. Email your name, number of people coming and contact number to, or fax to 6791 4637 to register!  




展览地点:南洋理工大学中文图书馆 (S3.2 Level B5)






讲座地点:南洋理工大学LT23 (SS2 Level B2-5)




有意出席活动的公众,可电邮姓名,参加人数以及联络号码到 或传真到6791 4637报名参加!

Introduction to the NTU Chinese Library

Chinese titles in the NTU Library collection used to be housed in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library but with the rapid expansion of the collection, the current library is unable to accommodate the ever increasing collection. In order to expand the collection space, and to provide faculty and students with a more conducive research environment, the current Humanities and Social Sciences Library has been converted into the Chinese Library. A newly renovated area at S4-B3C has been re-launched as the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

The newly converted Chinese Library has a floor space of 1000m2 and a seating capacity of 132. It has 60,000 volumes of Chinese titles, 119 Chinese journal titles which covers topics such as the politics, economy and sociology of China. The core collection is on literature, history, philosophy and Chinese linguistics.

The Rare Book Collection include sets of valuable string-bound volumes such as the Wu Ying Dian version of the Dictionary of Kang Xi ( 如武英殿版《康熙字典》), the Chinese republican era version of Si Bu Chong Shu ( 民初版《四部丛刊》), The First Selected Serials of the Complete Four Great Classical Novels (《四库全书珍本初辑》)and the like.

Our library is indebted to well-known scholar Dr William Tay for donating his private book collection to the library. Some of his donated materials are first drafts and out-of-print works from contemporary Chinese writers.

The Chinese Library has also subscribed to electronic resources which includes 100,000 titles of Chinese e-books and 3 major Chinese databases covering a wide range of Chinese journals and newspapers from greater China.

To go to the Chinese Library blog, please click here.