Humanity vs Virus

  • Birgit BUNZEL LINDER (Speaker)
  • Jason Eng Hun LEE (Speaker)
  • Elbert Siu Ping LEE (Speaker)

Activity: Talks or PresentationsOther Invited Talks or Presentations


To live harmoniously with nature is one of the most important principles for the survival of our world. The present outbreak of the COVID-19 is a dark reminder of having lost this harmony. In the wake of the new coronavirus, nature sends us a very clear message. We need to respect animals and there is a very strict boundary of what we should eat and what we shouldn't.

This present crisis poses questions to our humanity and our humanism. It addresses the bigger questions of life. Can we afford to forget how vulnerable life is? Have we forgotten how everything works together in a balanced circle of life? What are the boundaries between humans and animals? How do we fight epidemic illnesses together? Will we focus on the animal origin or laboratory failure of this virus outbreak, or shouldn't we rather spend time contemplating our destructive capability to bring disasters upon ourselves and our neighbours.
Period2 Jan 2021
Event titleThe 13th Hong Kong Literature Festival : Poetry Recitals
Event typePerformance
LocationHong KongShow on map