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Talk – Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade and Intangible Cultural Heritage

Co-organised by 
Intangible Cultural Heritage Office
Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O
South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tai O dragon boat water parade was inscribed onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011. It is held every year during the Dragon Boat Festival to invoke blessings for well-being and peace.

The lecture will explore the historical, social and cultural significance of this national intangible cultural heritage.

Date

  1 June 2019 (Saturday)

Time

  2:30 – 4:30 pm

Venue

  Lecture Room, Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre
  (Sam Tung Uk Museum, 2 Kwu Uk Lane, Tsuen Wan, New Territories)

Lecture Speaker

  Prof. Liu Tik-sang (Director of the South China Research Center, HKUST and Associate
  Professor in the Division of Humanities, HKUST)

Language

  Cantonese

Enrolment

  A maximum of 30 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call
  South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at
  2358 8939 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).


"Tai O Dragon Boat Water Parade" Observation Tour

Organised by
Joint Association of Traditional Dragon-Boats in Tai O 
South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Supported by
Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

In association with the above talk, an observation tour will be held on the day of Dragon Boat Festival. Participants who joined the tour can observe the dragon boat parade in stilt houses with the local residents on the day of Dragon Boat Festival in Tai O, which is a good opportunity to learn more about this intangible cultural heritage item and have dialogues with the local residents. (Docent service will not be provided.)

Date

  7 June 2019 (Friday)

Time

  8:45 am – 1 pm (stay in Tai O)

Venue

  Tai O

Assembly Time / 
Venue

  7:15 am / Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum (2 Science Museum Road, 
  Tsim Sha Tsui East) OR 
  7:45 am / Parking area outside Exit A of Tung Chung MTR Station

  Please be punctual, as latecomers will miss the group's departure.

Dismissal Time / Venue

  Around 2:30 pm / Roundabout of the Hong Kong Science Museum

Language

  Cantonese

Enrolment

  A maximum of 150 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register,
  please call South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and
  Technology at 2358 8939 during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm).


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