Newsletter No. 454

454 · 19.3.2015 1 454 19 · 03 · 2015 香 港老话,开书店或办杂志,都是累己累人。你看地铁内人人拿在手上看的都是 手机而不是书,就知道书的处境有多恶劣。不过,逢时书室创办人虽千万人吾往 矣,开张两月的这爿小店,在中大校园掌起一盏文化的灯火。 香港书店的生存环境艰难,多半与昂贵租金有关。一项调查得出香港的中位楼价收入 比为14.9(即平均楼价是平均年收入的14.9倍),连续四年成为全球楼价最难负担城市 榜首。姚松炎教授在本期为读者分析本港高楼价的成因和解决办法。 同样是慢火烹调、五味纷陈,本期介绍的还有教学质素保证的天书和镬气腾腾的芙蓉 蛋饭,两者各有拥趸。读者们,找机会揭一揭或尝一尝吧! A local clichés goes: ‘If you want to ruin someone, ask him to open a bookstore or publish a magazine.’ The waning star of the Book can be glimpsed in the subway where the majority abandon the printed pages in favour of their smartphone screens. But the founders of Timing Bookstore are not afraid of going against the grain. Two months in business, the bookstore is a beacon to bibliophiles and aspiring scholars and literati on campus. The gloom of most bookstores in Hong Kong is due to the bloom of local rental values. With a median multiple of 14.9 (the average land price being 14.9 times the average yearly income) by one survey, home ownership in Hong Kong has almost become an impossibility. Prof. Edward Yiu will tell you how this came about and what can be done about it. This issue also introduces the reader to two arts practised on campus, one pedagogic and the other gastronomic. Equally slow-cooked and richly marinated, the Quality Manual and the Egg Foo Yong fill the appetites of their respective clients. Dear Reader, get nurtured and nourished! 他在矽谷从老搭档Charles Cantor博士手中接过2015年度个人化医学国际会议颁发的先驱大奖。 He received the Pioneer Award at the Personalized Medicine World Conference 2015 in Silicon Valley from his long-time collaborator Dr. Charles Cantor. 目录 Contents 读书有时,开店有时──访逢时书室 A Time to Read, a Time to Open a Bookstore 2 教与学质素宝典 A Manual for Mentors and Mentees 4 字里科技 Tech Talks 5 舌尖上的中大 CUHK f+b 5 . . . 校园消息 Campus News 6 宣布事项 Announcements 7 口谈实录 Viva Voce 8 恭贺卢煜明教授! Congratulations Prof. Dennis Lo! 姚松炎:香港宜居度急降 (页8) Edward Yiu: The livability of the city has deteriorated (p. 8) Photo by ISO staff 卢煜明教授提供 Courtesy of Prof. Dennis Lo