[Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills] Review丨 Liaozhai and Chat—Why We Chat?

Chatting can let us experience more than we expected. It opens a window which leads to the mutual understanding of others and the diverse world.

At the 11th lecture of the Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills Lecture Series, Director Lam started a chat which not only relaxed and amused the audience, but also stimulated some deep and easy thoughts.

 

[Meeting the Intellectuals in the Spring Hills] Review丨 Liaozhai and Chat—Why We Chat?

As WeChat dominates most of our daily communication, in this face-to-face chat with Director Lam, he revealed that the reason modern people are scared to chat, is actually due to the fear of being found. It seems to be a paradox that we hope to be understood, but at the same time, we are afraid of it.

 

It has already been a phenomenon of “together alone”. Taking his works such as “Why We Chat” as an example, Director Lam shared with us about his interpretation of the modern “loneliness” and “solitude”.

 

For this time, at the 11th lecture of the Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills Lecture Series, we learnt from Director Lam and his works that the world does not follow the rule of binary opposition. We should not see things in black and white. Instead, chatting can let us experience more than we expected. It opens a window which leads to the mutual understanding of others and the diverse world.

 

About the Lecturer

 

Edward Lam

Famous Artistic Director and Screenwriter

 

[Meeting the Intellectuals in the Spring Hills] Review丨 Liaozhai and Chat—Why We Chat?

Born in Hong Kong, Edward Lam has been working as screenwriter since middle school. After graduation, he founded their own theatre troupe—Zuni Icosahedron with friends.

 

During Lam’s residence in London from 1989 to 1995, he established the "Edward Lam Dance Theater" and released several stage shows in London, Brussel, Paris and Hong Kong. In 1994, he won the Best Adapted Screenplay Award for “Red Rose White Rose”, directed by Stanley Kwan. Since returning to Hong Kong in 1995, he has devoted himself to theatre and directed 58 original works. He has worked with Sylvia Chang, Angelica Lee, David Wang, Rene Liu, Daniel Wu, Ariel Lin, Joseph Chang, Tony Yang, Valen Hsu, Gigi Leung, Cheer Chen and Joe Cheng, etc.

 

 

 

[Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills]

 

“Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills” is one of the University's lecture series where the University will invite social elites in such fields as culture and arts to share with our students in form of salon or lecture to promote a discussion of thought-provoking issues or soul-searching experiences. During the lectures, everyone will have a chance to listen and respond on their world views, their aspirations, and intellectual taste in life.

[Meeting the Intellectuals in the Spring Hills] Review丨 Liaozhai and Chat—Why We Chat?

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“Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills” is one of the University's lecture series where outstanding personnel in such fields as culture and arts are invited to share with our students in form of salon or lecture to promote a discussion of thought-provoking issues or soul-searching experiences. During the lectures, everyone will have a chance to listen and respond on their world views, their aspirations, and intellectual taste in life. Since April 2017, 13 guests were invited here to share their views on culture, art and life with students.