Music Librarian, Music Library, HKU Libraries
Office: Music Library, 11/F, Run Run Shaw Tower
Kwan Yin-yee received her B.A. in music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Awarded the Asia-Pacific Fellowship in Ethnomusicology, she completed her master’s degree at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where she wrote a thesis, “An untold story: the accordion in twentieth-century China”. Later, she received her master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Simmons College, Massachusetts. Her research area mainly focuses on music and politics in post-1949 China. She has presented papers at various international conferences, including the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), and the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM). She has also published articles in the World of Music and Chinese academic journals. She is one of the chapter contributors in The Chinese Soundscapes: Music in Chinese Cultures and Societies, written in Chinese, published by Hong Kong University Press (forthcoming).
Prior to joining HKU Libraries as Music Librarian in 2012, Kwan assisted the establishment of Rulan Chao Pian Music Collection at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Libraries (2010). She also taught at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2006-2007) and was a research assistant in the production of World Music CD-ROM for Undergraduate Teaching (Chinese Music) (2001).
Deborah WAUGH has performing diplomas from the Victorian College of the Arts, Master of Music from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. from The University of Hong Kong. She worked for many years as a casual percussionist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and performed ballet, opera, theatre, chamber, and contemporary music with other leading Australian ensembles. She was a member of Aradia Ensemble in Toronto and performed with the Canadian world music ensemble, Musaïc, at Expo '98 in Lisbon. In addition to performing, she has taught music at a variety of educational institutions in Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong.