Archive for the ‘November 2012 – Read On’ Category
This issue of Varsity looks at books and reading in Hong Kong. The city is often described as a cultural and literary desert whose residents are more interested in shopping than reading. In Periscope, we look at several aspects of Hong Kong’s reading culture and as a market for book sales: Eslite is Taiwan’s best-known […]
When Taiwan’s leading bookstore opened its first Hong Kong branch this summer, it became the place to see and be seen. The hype surrounding the bookshop led people to ask whether it could be a boost to Hong Kong’s flagging reading culture.
In recent years, Hong Kong has become a shopping paradise for people from the mainland. They are eager to snap up genuine brands of everything from milk powder to toiletries and cosmetics. But there is another thing visitors are keen to buy – books that have been censored and banned back home.
Today’s young people have grown up in a digital age and are just as likely to read online articles as books. They’re often accused of not reading enough or at all. Is this accusation fair? Varsity explores and conducts a reading habits survey of our own.
Varsity surveyed more than 260 secondary school and university students to find out about their reading habits. Read the full results here.