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Hope at Birth, Peace in Death – Funeral Culture and Charity

Hope at Birth, Peace in Death – Funeral Culture and Charity

Date: 2021/11/20 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre)
Speaker: Dr. LEUNG Ka Kui Carl (Forensic Odontologist and inheritor of funeral services company)
Organiser: Jointly organised with the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission by reservation. Reservations for the talk starts on 9.11.2021 (Tuesday) and can be made by calling Tung Wah Museum at 2770 0867 (9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Seats are limited. Each person may reserve two seats for each talk. First-come-first-served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2770 0867

Every person goes through life, ageing, illness and death. As filial piety is an important value in traditional Chinese culture, Chinese people attach great importance to funerals and burials. Following its founding in 1870, Tung Wah Hospital offered free Chinese medical treatment to impoverished Chinese people. Free burial services were offered to deceased Chinese people with no family, and communal graves were built for them. In the 1970s, Tung Wah set up funeral parlours in response to Chinese people’s demand for funeral and burial services. This talk is hosted by Dr Carl Leung, the fifth-generation owner of Leung Chun Woon Kee Co. Ltd. and former Tung Wah director, in the company of Ms Stella See, Head of the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office. The former will discuss the development of Hong Kong’s funeral culture and the latter will share stories about funerals and burials of Tung Wah.