New book – Undercurrents

My good friend Helen Leung always has lots of interesting things to say about queer culture and HK cinema. She has just published a new book:

Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong
University of British Columbia Press, 2008

Sample chapter

A paperback edition will be available in July, 2008.

An Asian edition will be available in October, 2008 from Hong Kong University Press.

Book chapter on emotions

This book is published by the University of Hong Kong Law Faculty. I wrote the chapter on Martha Nussbaum’s theory of emotions, which is followed by her reply.

Message from Faculty of Law
New Publication – Hochelaga Lectures 2005

We are pleased to announce that ‘Hochelaga Lectures 2005’ has just
been published last month. The book contains the text of two
lectures and one seminar delivered by Professor Martha Nussbaum in
October 2005, a foreword by Professor Laurence Goldstein of the
University of Kent, and comments from Professor Joseph Chan, Dr Joe
Lau and Professor Ci Jiwei of the University of Hong Kong on
Nussbaum’s theories.

Professor Martha Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service
Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department,
Law School and Divinity School of The University of Chicago.

The list price is HKD 80 (book and postage for local addresses) or HKD
100 (book and postage for addresses outside Hong Kong). The order
form can be downloaded from the following link:
http://www.hku.hk/law/_file/Hochelaga%20Lectures%202005.pdf

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Positive (?) review of Logic book

There is a recent review of my co-authored logic book in The Times Higher Education Supplement. It has some very negative comments about the series in which the book is published, but the author thinks that the logic book is the best book so far in the series, which I take to be a compliment.

"The best understanding of writing textbooks is shown by the four joint authors of Logic. They meet their readers on the readers’ own ground, proceed at a manageable pace (but without becoming boring), and lace their expositions with a disarming sense of humour. Logic is a brain-stretching topic for most of us, once the basics are dealt with, and fierce concentration is needed to follow the more advanced sections of the book; but the authorial quattuorvirate keep us on their side by the consideration they display towards us. Admittedly, theirs is a subject particularly suited to textbook treatment, and this may have helped them come out on top."

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