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Genesis and Spirit: Recalling Jiangnan – An Exhibition on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Zhejiang

Presented by: Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China
                          Home Affairs Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Organised by: Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture
                           Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Curated by: Zhejiang Provincial Center of Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection
                      Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Co-organised by: Hong Kong United Arts Entertainment Co., LTD.

Date: 5-19.6.2017 (Monday to Sunday)
Time: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Venue: Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library (66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)
Free Admission 

Exhibition Booklet

The Zhejiang Province is situated on the coast of the East China Sea and is a region of great scenic beauty and rich cultural resources. In this exhibition, past scenes of the daily life of people in the region Jiangnan are re-enacted. A total of 58 intangible cultural heritage items of Zhejiang on the lists of UNESCO, and lists at national, provincial and city/county levels are vividly showcased through display, demonstrations, performances and talks. Visitors to the exhibition can experience diverse performing arts and exquisite handicrafts of Zhejiang and explore wisdom in the Chinese culture.

A Platform of Exchange for ICH Bearers - Qin-makers from Hong Kong and a Qin Player of the Zhejiang School (Cantonese and Putonghua)

Speakers: Ms Dawn HO, Mr Johannes HO and Mr Humphrey YUEN (members of the Choi Chang Sau Qin Making Society of Hong Kong)
                    Ms ZHANG Yiqing (Chairperson of Xiaying Qinguan of Zhejiang)
Date: 10.6.2017 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 pm
Venue: ‘Back Garden' of the Exhibition, Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library
Enrolment: Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.
Free Admission

Talks on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Zhejiang (Putonghua)

Venue: ‘Back Garden' of the Exhibition, Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library
Enrolment: Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. 
Free Admission

  1. A Talk on ‘Chinese Embroidery Techniques, Traditions and Heritage' (with a fashion show of Taizhou Embroidery Wear)
    Speaker: Ms XUE Yan (Research Fellow of the China National Silk Museum)
    Date: 10.6.2017 (Saturday)
    Time: 4:15 - 5:45 pm
     
  2. A Talk on ‘Vocal Styles of Song Art of Zhejiang Inspired by the Scenic Landscape' (with a song art performance)
    Speaker: Mr WEI Zhenbai (National Class One Performer)

    Date: 11.6.2017 (Sunday)
    Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

  3. ‘Grand Red Trousseaux – A Talk on the Wedding and Bridal Traditions of Ningbo and Shaoxing in Zhejiang'
    Speaker: Mr WU Shengdong (Bearer of the Technique of Making Ningbo-style Furniture)
    Date: 17.6.2017 (Saturday)
    Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
     

Highlights of 'Genesis and Spirit: Recalling Jiangnan – An Exhibition on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Zhejiang'

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