Yale Club of Hong Kong: Items from Roy Delbyck’s Collection – Yale in China and China at Yale

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 12:15 – 2:15PM

Venue: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Please note the dress code (https://www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html)

Cost (includes lunch): HK$450 (members); HK$550 (associates/guests)

NOTE: Please send payment confirmation to rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu to confirm your seat.  Spaces are limited so sign up early!

When not lawyering, Roy Delbyck is busily (and some would say maniacally) collecting all sorts of historical paper – books, photos, maps, posters, programs, tickets, letters, directories, you name it – relating to China and the Chinese people. Roy will discuss the “Yale side” of his collection, Yale in China going back to the first days in Changsha as well as the early students from China who came to Yale, such as Yung Wing and Cheng Mun Yew. He will also talk about collecting generally – what’s out there to collect, what drives a collector (or at least him) and some of the big fish that got away. Roy has been in and around Hong Kong since the mid-1970s. He was a partner in the Hong Kong office of Baker & McKenzie before opening in 1993 his own firm, which specializes in customs and trade matters. Roy is a trustee of the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City. He has spoken about his collection to various institutions and groups in Hong Kong, including the Royal Asiatic Society, HKU and City U.

Contact Person: Rawen Huang (rawen.huang@aya.yale.edu), Carolyn Yeh (carolyn.yeh@aya.yale.edu)