Three books by BUers were honoured with the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2023.
Building Chinese Bioethics in the Time of COVID-19 (《建構中國生命倫理學—大疫當前》), a book published to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Centre for Applied Ethics (CAE), has received the publishing award in the "Life and Popular Science" category at the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2023. This publication was co-edited by Professor Ellen Y. Zhang, CAE’s former Director and current Research Fellow, Emeritus Professor of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, and Professor Fan Ruiping, CAE’s Research Fellow. Joining them as chapter authors are esteemed scholars including Dr Benedict Chan, CAE’s current Director, and several other experts in the fields of traditional Chinese philosophy, bioethics, and medical science.
A Pilgrimage in Foreign Literature (《異國文學行腳》) written by Dr Tong Yui, Associate Professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, received the publishing award in the “Literature and Fiction” category. Dr Tong records his experience in studying, teaching and creating literature for more than 20 years in the book, and introduces 23 classic foreign authors in an easy-to-understand and vivid way.
The book《身上的每道傷疤》(translated as Every Scar on My Body) written by Ms Sarah Lee Wai-sze, an alumnus of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, wins the best publishing award in the “Psychology and Inspiration” category. She writes frankly about her journey as a cyclist for 19 years to encourage readers to persevere in life.
The Awards is held biennially by the Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society in recognition of the excellent local publications, their authors and their publishing team. Ten winning books are selected in each of the ten categories, one of which is named the Best Publication in its category.