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Special Programmes for Exhibition "300 Years of Hakka Kung Fu: Digital Vision of its Legacy and Future"

1. Symposium on "Heritage in the Digital Age"

Globalisation has buffeted traditional cultures in many ways, but digital technology can be a useful device to safeguard their existence, especially in the area of intangible cultural heritage which is transmitted orally and from person to person. In this Symposium, academics and experts will explore how heritage can be melded with technology to prevent it from extinction through new ways of interpretation, conservation of traditional features and continuous renewal.

Date 3 September 2016 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10am – 1pm
Session 2: 2pm – 5pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F

Speakers

Morning Session

Moderation by Dr. Harald Kraemer (Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)

Keynote Addresses:

Mr. Hing Chao (Executive Director of International Guoshu Association)
Prof. Jeffrey Shaw (Director of Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media, City University of Hong Kong)

Panel Discussion:

Prof. Jeffrey Shaw (Director of Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive Media, City University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Sarah Kenderdine (Director of the Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) at the University of New South Wales)
Dr. Patrick Lo (Associate Professor, Faculty of Library, Information & Media Science, University of Tsukuba)
Mr. Hing Chao (Executive Director of International Guoshu Association)
Mr. Chau Hing Wah (Curator of Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
Mr. Ole Boumann (Director at Design Society, Shekou Design Museum)
Dr. Florian Knothe (Director of HKU Museum and Art Gallery)
Mr. David Smith (Head of Digital, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong)

Afternoon Session

Master of ceremony: Dr. Patrick Lo (Associate Professor, Faculty of Library, Information & Media Science, University of Tsukuba)

Presenters:

Prof. Sarah Kenderdine (Director of the Laboratory for Innovation in Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (iGLAM) at the University of New South Wales)
Dr. Harald Kraemer (Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Eric Schuldenfrei (Associate Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Loretta E. Kim (Assistant Professor and Director, China Studies Arts Stream, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Patrick Lo (Associate Professor, Faculty of Library, Information & Media Science, University of Tsukuba)
Dr. Dickson Chiu (Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong)

Language English
Enrolment A maximum of 50 participants per session on a first-come- first-served basis.

2. Hakka Kung Fu Workshop

After three hundred years of development, Hakka kung fu has become one of the most distinctive, important and representative martial art systems of South China. In this workshop, local masters of Hakka kung fu will demonstrate fighting routines of various sects and schools, in the form of barehanded combat or fighting with weapons. There will be an interactive session in which members of the audience will be invited to follow the masters' moves in order to feel the vigorousness latent in this type of martial art.

Date Session 1: 10 September 2016 (Saturday)
Session 2: 17 September 2016 (Saturday)
Session 3: 24 September 2016 (Saturday)
Time 2pm – 4pm
Venue Function Place, 1/F
Performers/ Demonstrators Session 1: Pakmei Kung Fu, Iron Ox Praying Mantis, Tiu Gar Gao
Session 2: Dragon Style, Bamboo Forest Temple Praying Mantis, Tung Kong Hung Kyun
Session 3: Tung Kong Chow Ka Praying Mantis, Lam Gar Kung Fu, Ching Lung Tam Hakka Hung Kyun
Language Cantonese
Enrolment A maximum of 30 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form (download the form) and email (man@kungfufestival.com) it to International Guoshu Association.

 

Programmes are subject to change without prior notice.