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Special Programmes for "The Story of Jao Tsung-i"

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

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"The Story of Jao Tsung-i" Symposium  Latest Announcement

For remembering Professor Jao Tsung-i, an extraordinary scholar who advocated ‘the integration of scholarship and art', Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole jointly organised "The Story of Jao Tsung-i" Symposium with the coming of the first anniversary of the deceased scholar. Moderator and guest speakers from local and abroad will share with the audience through reviewing his splendid life and achievements.

Date 9 February 2020 (Sunday)
Time 9:30 am – 12:00 nn
Venue Auditorium, JC Cube, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong (Entry through Bauhinia House Gate)
Moderator Professor Lee Chack Fan (Director, Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Speakers Professor Zeng Xiantong (Department of Chinese, Sun Yat-Sen University)
Professor Mok Kar Leung, Harold (Emeritus Professor, Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Professor Chen Zhi (Director, 
Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, Hong Kong Baptist University )
Professor Liu Hongyi (Dean, Institute of Jao Tsung-I Cultural Studies, Shenzhen University)
Dr Sun Lichuan (Chief Editor, Artist Magazine)
Dr Lau Fung Ha, Lesley (Head, Art Promotion Office)
Sik Jing Yin (Abbot, Po Lin Monastery)
Mr Ng Wai Tak (Honorary Fellow, University of Wales, U.K.; Former Chief Librarian, Hong Kong Public Libraries)
Ms Wong Ka Man, Carmen (Curator (History), Hong Kong Heritage Museum)
Dr Tang Wai Hung (Deputy Director (Art), Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Dr Cheng Wai Ming (Deputy Director (Research), Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 180 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties may click here to register.
Enquiry: 3917 5598
Remarks Symposium is conducted in Cantonese and Putonghua.
Participants are advised to visit the website of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong for any latest updates of the symposium for the possible schedule changes due to special conditions.
 

 

"The Story of Jao Tsung-i" Lecture Series

(I) Following the Footsteps of the Grand Master

The talk will highlight the life of Professor Jao Tsung-i, his enormous achievements and the underlying factors of his success. This hopefully would inspire our younger generation to succeed in their own career paths.

Date 14 December 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Professor Lee Chack-fan (Director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Seminar Room, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

(II) The Art and the Study of the Guqin of Professor Jao Tsung-i

Professor Jao is renowned for being an expert of the guqin. He had written over ten articles on the subject; his views on the history and aesthetics of the qin can also be found in prefaces written for friends and students, as well as in his literary works and paintings. This talk gives an overview of his art and study of the qin, starting with a discussion on the newly discovered recording of him playing the piece, Saoshou wentian ('Seeking an answer from heaven, in frustration'), made in Switzerland in 1979.

Date 21 December 2019 (Saturday)
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker and Performer Mr John Yiu (PhD Candidate of Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Seminar Room, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

(III) An Introduction on Hong Kong History by Professor Jao Tsung-i

Through the exploration of Professor Jao's research on Hong Kong history, including the ideology, content and methodology, the audience is enabled to have a general idea of Professor Jao's profound scholarship and his view of Chinese history built on the foundation of national culture.

Date 11 January 2020 (Saturday)
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Dr Cheng Wai-ming, Peter (Deputy Director (Research) of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Seminar Room, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

(IV) The Friendship between Professor Jao Tsung-i and Hong Kong Painters

After moving to Hong Kong, Professor Jao dedicated himself to teaching and researching, but meanwhile, he established a close relationship with Hong Kong painters of different schools, such as Traditional School, Lingnan School and Western Influenced School, and created collaborative works with them. The stories behind their companionship are also an essential part of Hong Kong painting history.

Date 15 February 2020 (Saturday)
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Dr Tang Wai-hung (Deputy Director (Art) of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, The University of Hong Kong)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Seminar Room, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.
 

 

Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Workshop

This programme is composed of a guided tour and an interactive workshop: at the beginning the instructor will take the participants to visit the exhibition to understand more about Professor Jao's life achievements in studies and arts with reference to his masterpieces. In the workshop, the instructor will demonstrate how to paint Professor Jao's representative artworks. Participants will be able to learn his painting style as well as the greatness of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting.

Date 18 January 2020 (Saturday) (This session is full)
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Mr Wong Kam-luen (Experienced Museum Docent, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Educationist)
Target General public aged 12 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 25 participants (each applicant can enrol up to 2 places) on a first-come-first-served basis. Enrolment starts on 18 December 2019 at 10 am. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Please arrive at the Education Studio, G/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.