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1/ Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Collective Memories and Identities

Date & Time: 2018/8/25 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: This talk explores what is the Chaozhou Hungry Ghosts Festival and why it has become Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage and China's national-grade intangible cultural heritage. It examines how this traditional religious custom in the rural Chaoshan area has been brought to Hong Kong by the migrants, and was further developed and transformed. In the context of decolonization and reunification to China, the speaker will delineate how the festival reflects Hong Kong’s identity and collective memories.

2/ Hong Kong’s Got Fishpond – Aquaculture of Fresh-water Fish in Hong Kong History

Date & Time: 2018/5/12 (Saturday) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: Hong Kong Fresh-water fish aquaculture industry, which is an important part of local agriculture history, has a long history and its uniqueness in Hong Kong. To better understanding the development of local fresh-water fish aquaculture industry and its social, ecological and economic value, this talk will introduce the history, heyday and decline of the fresh-water fish aquaculture industry of Hong Kong. Fish species, rearing method and the ecological value of fishpond will also be introduced.

1/ Exhibition on Chinese Martial Arts Novels

Date: 2018/3/1 (Thursday) to 2018/6/30 (Saturday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (8/F Rare Book Reading Room)
Description: The exhibition introduces the development of Chinese Martial Arts Novels in China and Hong Kong from the 1920s to 1990s through showcasing the newspaper clippings, first editions, manuscripts and comic books written by some martial arts novelists from different eras, such as Liang Yu Sheng, Jin Yong (Louis Cha), Gu Long, Woon Swee Oan and Huang Yi.

1/ A Hong Kong Era Witnessed by KWAN Wai-nung: Hong Kong's Socio-economic Characteristics as Reflected by Calendar Posters

Date: 2018/6/24 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Description: KWAN Wai-nung is one of the advertising artists who can best represent Hong Kong. He has profound influence on the printing history, design history and advertising history of Hong Kong. Advertisement drawings designed or painted by him have captured the attention of the academia and the art community in recent years. This talk discusses the socio-economic characteristics of a Hong Kong era witnessed by KWAN Wai-nung, and how Hong Kong's historical development can be traced in KWAN Wai-nung's drawings.

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