HKBU presents Dream of the Red Chamber Award to Malaysian Chinese novelist Chang Kuei-hsin

21 October 2020


The University presented the first prize of the 8th Dream of the Red Chamber Award on 21 October 2020 to Malaysian Chinese novelist Mr. Chang Kuei-hsin (張貴興) for his novel When the Wild Boars Cross the River (《野豬渡河》).

This year’s prize presentation ceremony was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Mette Hjort, Dean of Arts at HKBU, and Professor Chung Ling, Chairperson of the final judging panel, attended the ceremony as officiating guests. At the ceremony, Mr. Chang expressed his gratitude on receiving the award and said that this award-winning novel encapsulates his and his father’s memories. Please click here for his full address in Chinese. Mr. Chang also spoke at an open lecture after the ceremony to share his journey of literary creation.

With the generous sponsorship from Mr. Zhang Da Peng, President of Y. Cee Chemicals Ltd., HKBU’s Faculty of Arts launched The Dream of the Red Chamber Award in 2006, subsequently holding the award every two years. The award aims to encourage the publication of excellent Chinese novels, to recognise outstanding Chinese novels by writers from around the world, and to enhance the standard of Chinese novel writing. The winner of the main prize receives a cash prize of HK300,000 and a blown-glass trophy made by Dr. Sunny Wang from the Academy of Visual Arts of HKBU.

For more details of Mr. Chang and his award-winning novel, please click here (Chinese only).

 Mr. Chang spoke at the open lecture hosted by Dr. Choy Yuen Fung, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature
 Professor Chung Ling, Chairperson of the final judging panel, shared the views of the panel
 
 Professor Mette Hjort, Dean of Arts, expressed her gratitude to Mr. Zhang Da Peng for his generous support for the Award
 The trophy was created by Dr. Sunny Wang from the Academy of Visual Arts. The design was inspired by the award-winning novel When the Wild Boar Cross the River