Testimonials

「這次香港中文大學博群書節的讀書會,本人獲邀出席『漫談村上春樹中文翻譯』。很榮幸蒙吳偉明教授擔任主持。以教授豐富的知識、風趣的口才,以及同時期與村上春樹同在普林斯頓大學的親身經歷,讓我與讀者增進許多見聞。並讓講座順利進行、圓滿結束。在這裡深致謝意。以後並請多多指教。」

日本小說家村上春樹的著名翻譯者──賴明珠

2019年3月17日

“It is my honour to be invited to the book talk on the Chinese translation of Haruki Murakami’s books at the 4th I·CARE Book Festival of CUHK, and have Prof. Wai-ming Ng as the host. Prof. Ng’s immense knowledge, whimsical way with words and studies at Princeton University in the same period as Murakami’s teaching days there are all fascinating for me and readers, and give us new insights into the Japanese literary world. The talk was definitely a huge success. Here I want to thank Prof. Ng, and look forward to having more collaborations in the future.”

Ming-chu LAI, Taiwanese translator of Haruki Murakami’s novels

​17 March 2019

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「吳偉明教授所研究的港日音樂文化交流與合作的成果,對於本地音樂的發展極具參考價值。首先,他做了大量的訪問及資料搜集,並有系統地將其整理,令我們對於日本音樂以及它在香港的影響有更深入的了解。香港90年代的音樂深受日本影響,不少本地的Hit歌都是翻唱日本原曲。就算今天大部分的香港流行曲都已經是本地創作,但日本流行音樂的元素,尤其是在科技方面,仍然對於我們音樂人有不少的影響,而且我們也不時與日本音樂人有所交流。吳教授的研究不單豐富了我們對於港日音樂文化交流的認識,從而加深對本地音樂的了解,並且令我們的音樂創作更加多元化,因此他的研究是不可或缺的。」

香港流行音樂監製及作曲人──曾奕文

2019年4月11日

 

“Prof. Wai-ming Ng’s study on the interactions and collaborations between Hong Kong and Japanese music cultures has shed light on the development of our local music. To start off, he did a tremendous amount of interviews and research, and then categorized and analyzed them systematically, which allows us to delve deeper into Japanese music and its impact on Hong Kong. Deeply influenced by Japan in the 90s, Hong Kong’s music scene produced a number of hit songs that were cover, translated or adapted versions of the Japanese originals. Even though today’s Hong Kong popular songs are mostly created locally, the elements of Japanese popular music, especially those of music technology, have continued to inspire our musical artists. We also have intellectual exchanges and musical encounters with Japanese musicians from time to time. Not only has Prof. Ng’s research deepened our knowledge of Hong Kong-Japanese musical interplay and the local music scene, it also results in a musical synergy that is more productive and powerful than one pop taste might imply. Therefore, his research is an indispensable resource for us musicians.”

Edmond TSANG, Hong Kong popular music producer and composer

11 April 2019

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「邱淑婷教授專注於港日電影的研究,對香港電影工業如何受東南亞文化影響,特別是與日本電影的互動交流,作出深入探討,是瞭解香港電影業從戰後到8、90年代的發展的基礎。」

 

香港資深影評人──登徒

2019年4月22日

 

“Prof. Shuk-ting Yau’s research on Japanese and Hong Kong films has laid the foundation for our understanding of how Hong Kong’s film industry has been influenced by Southeast Asian culture, especially its interactions with Japanese films, and its evolution from the post-war period to the ‘80s and ‘90s.”

 

Tu DENG, Hong Kong film critic

​22 April 2019

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「吳偉明博士的流行文化研究,大大提升了漫畫文化和同人文化在香港人眼中的形象,同時亦給予我莫大肯定,有助我繼續創作以保育本土文化為題的原創故事及藝術畫作。」

 

香港漫畫家──塵沙沙

2019年4月24日

 

“Dr. Wai-ming Ng’s research on popular culture has greatly improved the image of the manga and dōjinshi (self-published works) cultures in Hong Kong society, and as well has given me recognition for my works as a comic artist, pushing me to work on more original stories and artworks that are related to our local culture as well as cultural conservation.”

 

Sasa CHAN, Hong Kong comic artist

24 April 2019

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「吳偉明教授的研究,對本地動漫畫文化成長很有利。但凡有關港日文化(及次文化)之間的交流,吳教授也作出不少整理及推動討論,把即將被遺忘的事保存下來。身為動漫圈的一份子,絕對要向吳教授致敬!」

 

香港漫畫家──謝寶裕

2019年4月27日

 

“Prof. Wai-ming Ng’s research work has proved to be an efficient catalyst for the growth of our local anime and manga culture. He has been playing his part in every interaction and collaboration between Hong Kong and Japanese cultures (and subcultures in the two places), collating data, pushing the conversation forward and preserving what is going to be forgotten. As a member of this ACG community, on this occasion, I would like to pay homage to Prof. Ng for his accomplishments and dedication!”

 

Lemon PO, Hong Kong comic artist

27 April 2019

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「認識吳偉明教授是在業界一個研討會上,會上知道吳教授對日本動漫文化深有研究,當時我正在製作香港人創作、在深圳製作的動畫電影。因利成便下,找吳教授對創作上聽取了一些動漫消息群的心態意見。在製作完成後,更把毛片優先給予吳教授觀評,想不到當日吳教授竟能召集數十名學生,使我能得到一個很充實及有效的觀後品評。吳教授是香港動漫文化界的翹楚,在文化層面上能給予適當的意見,日後有機會仍希望得他指教。」

 

圖藝動漫設計有限公司負責人──謝繼昌

2019年6月5日

 

“I got to know Prof. Wai-ming Ng at an animation conference, where his expertise in Japanese ACG culture really impressed me. At that time, I was making an animated film created by Hong Kong filmmakers and produced in Shenzhen, and had the chance to hear Prof. Ng’s opinions on the animation production and what animation fans would hope to see. After completing the film, we held a preview screening for Prof. Ng and a group of students he had invited, which gave us very effective and useful reviews. Prof. Ng is a pillar of Hong Kong’s ACG industry and makes helpful comments in various cultural aspects. I hope we will have other opportunities to work together in the future.”

 

Tommy TSE, Manager of 2e – animate Production Ltd.

5 June 2019

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「キニア・ヤウ准教授の専門は,卓越した語学力に支えられた東アジアの比較映画論であり,その研究対象は,日・香港・中国のみならず,韓国や台湾等東アジア地域に及んでいる。ヤウ准教授は,同専門を通じて,共通の背景を有し,相互交流の歴史を重ねながらも,異なる点もまた多い東アジア地域の文化や社会について,丁寧に解きほぐした説明を常に行っており,香港中文大学ほか各地に於ける講義や各国語に翻訳された著書・論文等を通じて,この地域の国々や人々の間の相互理解に大きく寄与していると高く評価するものである。」

 

在香港日本国総領事館政治・経済部長/領事──高田真里

2019年6月12日

 

“Prof. Kinnia Yau, with her excellent language skills, specializes in East Asian comparative film studies which cover not only Japan, Hong Kong and China, but also East Asian regions like Korea and Taiwan. Prof. Yau and I share the same academic interests and background; over the years of our friendship, she has always explained in detail to me the differences, cultures and societies of many different East Asian regions. Having delivered lectures in The Chinese University of Hong Kong and places around the world, and published books and research papers that have been translated into different languages, she has earned a reputation for her contribution to a growing mutual understanding among the countries and peoples in this area, and deservedly so.”

 

Mari TAKADA, Director of Political and Economic Affairs, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong

12 June 2019

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「吳偉明教授對港日流行文化交流的研究及著作,對我從事的工作有極大幫助,特別是他對動畫、漫畫方面的深入研究,有助我學習、瞭解日本業界的經驗,進而引用在漫畫的製作、編輯、發行,及週邊商品的開發如動畫、電子遊戲等,都極有參考價值,啟發了我和業界的發展。」

 

文創公司NOVELLAND創辦人及資深漫畫製作人──張志偉

2019年6月14日

 

“Prof. Wai-ming Ng’s research and publications on the interactions between Hong Kong and Japanese popular cultures have been a tremendous help to my work; his in-depth study of animations and comics in particular shows how things are done in Japan’s ACG industry, of which I have made good use in comic productions, editorial decisions, publishing and the making of related animations and video games. All of his work is of great value, and has been a source of inspiration to me and the local industry.”

 

Chi-wai CHEUNG, Founder of Novelland Limited and comic publisher

14 June 2019

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“Japanese cinema forms an integral part of the cultural life of Hong Kong, and it is an important aspect of the study of popular culture. Professor Kinnia Yau is the only scholar in Hong Kong who has done extensive academic research on the history of Japanese cinema as well as its relationship with and comparison to Hong Kong cinema; her publications are key reference materials on these subjects. It was the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society’s pleasure to invite Professor Yau as a speaker for a film lecture on the cinema of Naruse Mikio, as part of our Cine Fan programme. Her knowledge and insights have enriched our programme, offering our audience stimulating perspectives in appreciating Japanese cinema.”

 

Kiki FUNG, Programmer of The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society

14 June 2019

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「十分感謝邱淑婷教授參與SALON11『新日系生活』為題的跨界別文化對談。邱教授善於以電影及動畫作為切入點,讓聽眾輕鬆地瞭解日本流行文化,深入淺出地從文化、歷史及經濟的角度分析『斷捨離』生活態度普及化的原因。」

 

K11藝術項目策劃高級經理──孫景怡

2019年6月24日

 

“It is our pleasure to have Prof. Shuk-ting Tau in the cross-industry cultural dialogue with the theme of ‘New Japanese Lifestyle’ organized by SALON11. Prof. Yau is adept at taking films and animations as a point of departure and explaining in plain language the reasons behind the popularization of living a ‘danshari’ (minimalist) lifestyle in terms of culture, history and economy, which eases the audience into understanding Japanese popular culture.”

 

Carol SUN, Senior Manager of Art Projects Team, K11 Concepts Limited

24 June 2019

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「有幸一次於映後座談會後跟吳偉明教授認識,後來很喜歡看他寫的文章,也漸漸在他身上學習到很多動漫日本文化,令我和很多動漫界朋友獲益良多。他對日本和香港的文化研究也絕對是一位資深的專家。」

 

「貓室」創作總監──陳宇峰

2019年6月30日

“I had the pleasure of meeting Prof. Wai-ming Ng at a film sharing session, and then started reading his essays which I really enjoyed. I have since learnt a lot about Japanese ACG culture from him whose work has greatly benefited the industry and me. He is definitely an expert at research on popular cultures in Japan and Hong Kong.”

 

John CHAN, Creative Director of Postgal Workshop

30 June 2019

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「呉教授は日本の歴史のみならず、日本の流行文化にも大変造詣の深い、香港を代表する日本研究専門の教授である、日本の大学でも授業をされており、日本の文化、歴史、学問全般にとても深い知識、理解、考察を持っている。そんな呉教授が日頃教えてらっしゃる生徒の皆さんとあって、日本の礼儀、マナーに関する授業をとても興味深く聞いていただき感無量でした。講師として参加できたことを心よりお礼申し上げます。授業中で行った質問などにも積極的に答える生徒が多く、知識だけを伝えるのではない、呉教授の教育の部分での素晴らしさをただただ感じながら授業をすることができました。この度はこのような機会をいただき本当にありがとうございました。」

 

日本搞笑二人組合──木哥杏子

2019年7月8日

 

“Prof. Ng is one of the best-known professors in Hong Kong, specializing in Japanese Studies and having profound knowledge in Japanese history and popular culture. He has been teaching Japanese culture, history and all other fundamental aspects of Japan in university, with a deep understanding of the country and keen observation of the trends. We had the chance to meet with his students and sit in his lecture about Japanese etiquette and manners, and were really impressed. Here we wish to thank him for letting us join this class as guest lecturers. There were many enthusiastic students answering our questions, and not only did we pass on knowledge to them, we also got to immerse ourselves in the great teaching of Prof. Ng. Again thank you for giving us this opportunity to talk and learn!”

 

MukoAngie, Japanese comedy duo

8 July 2019

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「了解日本文化,可以有多方面,但往往忽略了動漫經歷數十載,已成為日本最具影響力的思想資產之一。到了我這個年紀,吳偉明教授仍是我認識的朋友中,對日本文化最有認知及持有客觀開放見地的。看漫畫對學者來說很困難,但能從中拿揑到文化精髓更不容易,有高深見解也不忘廣闊視野,這點是我最佩服教授的。」

 

香港漫畫家──陳某

2019年7月18日

 

“There are many ways to understand Japanese culture, but the decades-long ACG industry, which has become one of the most influential soft power currencies of Japan, is often overlooked. Among the people I know of, Prof. Wai-ming Ng is the most knowledgeable and open-minded person when it comes to Japanese culture. Reading comics is not easy to scholars, but seeing the essence of this culture is just much more difficult. Having such insights while never being limited by his own intelligence is what I admire most in Prof. Ng.”

 

Mou CHAN, Hong Kong comic artist

18 July 2019

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「吳偉明教授對日本流行文化深入淺出的分析,令人們對流行文化的理解不止停留於娛樂層面,而是學會由學術或社會角度作出評鑑和欣賞,並吸引了更多年輕人投身相關行業,以更精闢的見解進行思想碰撞和交流,這種推動和宣揚對文化工作者而言無疑是莫大鼓舞。在我從事TVB配音導演的過程中,吳教授對流行文化的分析亦對我如何處理一套動畫或劇集的氣氛和對白等提供了很大幫助。」

 

前TVB配音導演──Rose Iu 

2019年7月19日

 

“Prof. Wai-ming Ng’s detailed analyses on Japanese popular culture have expanded the public’s understanding of popular culture from the aspect of entertainment to its academic or social facets, drawing more young people to the relevant industries. This kind of exchanges of ideas and communications has been improving and promoting these industries, which is hugely inspiring to cultural industry workers. During the time when I worked as a dubbing director, such analyses on popular culture of Prof. Ng definitely helped me figure out how to deal with the mood and lines of an animation or a TV drama.”

 

Rose IU, Former Dubbing Director of Television Broadcasts Limited

19 July 2019

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「認識吳偉明教授是參與了某一次關於日本動漫的講座,交談中對於吳教授在日本動漫文化的知識領域上之廣泛程度令我嘖嘖稱奇,絕對可以在此界別堪稱為人肉百科全書,同時亦在香港推廣日本文化方面有着極大的貢獻。」

 

香港漫畫家── 盧熾剛

2019年11月9日

 

“I got to know Prof. Wai-ming Ng at a talk about Japanese ACG. In our discussion, Prof. Ng spoke with great breadth of knowledge of Japanese ACG culture, which impressed me a lot. He is just like a human encyclopedia of this area of study, and as well a great contributor to the promotion of Japanese culture in Hong Kong.”

 

Cuson LO, Hong Kong comic artist

9 November 2019

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