DKU Library Reading Festival 2019 | Duke Kunshan University

DKU Library Reading Festival 2019

It’s our biggest event of the year! DKU Library’s Reading Festival will be held on the 17th and 18th of April. As part of our Reading Festival, we are very excited to bring you these events.

You Select, We Collect: The Fifth DKU Library Book Fair

  • Date: Wednesday April 17 – Thursday April 18
  • Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Location: Water Pavilion

Ever wanted to select books for the Library? Now is your chance! On the 17th and 18th of April we will host three of the largest Chinese book vendors on campus. They will bring around 6,000 volumes of books in both Chinese and English, and we invite all DKU community members to select titles needed for your teaching, research and study. PLUS we will have a daily prize draw for our limited edition library souvenirs. Anyone that selects a book can go in the draw to win!

Book Talk: Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

  • Date: Thursday 18th April
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM
  • Location: AB 1087

Is artificial intelligence possible? Is it evil? Join us for a discussion of our Winter Break Reading Program book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark. We are delighted to have DKU faculty and students join us on the panel to discuss the influence of artificial intelligence on life and our planet.

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Daniel Lim (moderator)
  • Professor James Miller
  • Professor Marcia France
  • Professor Ming Li
  • and our student representative Yi Wei.

If you'd like to read the book before the event, click here to find links to the Library catalogue - we have the book available for loan on Kindle or in eBook format. But don't worry, you can still attend the talk even if you have not read the book.

Want to start the conversation sooner?

Join our Book Talk WeChat Group! We’ll be sharing reading notes and thought provoking sections with each other:

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2019 Reading Festival events!