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Special Announcement

All Hong Kong Public Libraries will close at or before 5 p.m. on 24 September 2018 (Mid-Autumn Festival) and there will be special opening hours on 25 September 2018 (the day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival). All online services and Self-service Library Station services will also be suspended from 6:00 p.m. 24 September 2018 to 7:00 a.m. 25 September 2018 for maintenance of the library system. Details

1/ The Academic & Art Publications of Professor Jao Tsung-i

Date: 2018/10/3 (Wednesday) to 2019/2/26 (Tuesday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (8/F Cultural and Historical Resources Corner, Rare Book Reading Room and Book Display Area, Reference Library)
Description: For the purpose of commemorating Professor Jao Tsung-i, the Master of Chinese Studies, the exhibition 'The Academic & Art Publications of Professor Jao Tsung-i', co-organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries and the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole of The University of Hong Kong, with the support of the Jao Link, will demonstrate his endeavour to pass on traditional Chinese culture, as well as his research achievement both in academic and art fields.

This exhibition will comprehensively display Professor Jao Tsung-i's publications of various subjects in academic and art research, as well as calligraphy, manuscripts, offprints and so on, along with publications regarding studies of Professor Jao by scholars from Mainland China and Hong Kong.

1/ The Hong Kong Musicians Series: "Beyond the Horizon": A Memorial of Maestro YU Lun

Date: 2018/9/1 (Saturday) to 2018/12/31 (Monday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (10/F Arts Document Reading Room)
Description: YU Lun (1925-2017) was passionate about music throughout his life. He composed many great works for films and television dramas such as "So Siu Siu", "Beyond the Horizon", "The Reluctant Rebels of the Marshes" and "Rinsing Flowers and Purifying Swords".

Showcasing the manuscripts of music scores, gramophone records and photographs, the exhibition introduces YU Lun’s life, his contributions to music composition for films, television dramas and popular songs, as well as the development of Chinese music in Hong Kong. Readers can find out more about the Maestro.

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1/ Theory Development of Professor Jao Tsung-i

Date & Time: 2018/12/9 (Sunday) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Professor Jao Tsung-i used textual criticism as his principal method of scholarly research. Meanwhile, he also had remarkable achievement in theoretical exploration. The speaker will look into the theory development of Professor Jao.

2/ An Unrestrained Mind – Professor Jao Tsung-i’s Life Wisdom

Date & Time: 2018/11/3 (Saturday) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Professor Lee will briefly give an introduction of Professor Jao’s life, analysing the reasons why he had become a well-respected and highly accomplished scholar and artist; moreover, what quality Professor Jao had that we can learn from.

3/ The New Approaches to Painting and Calligraphy by Professor Jao Tsung-i

Date & Time: 2018/10/14 (Sunday) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: This speech aims to give the audience a general idea of how Professor Jao executed painting in the style of “Northwestern School Landscape” and the “Jao’s Lotus”, as well as his new approaches in oracle bone, bamboo and silk script, and Dunhuang sutra scroll script calligraphy.

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