Yuen Lecture Series: Hong Kong Redux
Hong Kong has experienced a tremendous metamorphosis over the last 100 years. As Hong Kong earned its mega-city and financial center status in Asia, Hong Kongers, and others who lived through its rapid transformation, often reflect on Hong Kong’s rich history.
In Post-World War II Hong Kong, many forms of culture flourished. A political, literary and artistic community formed the basis of Hong Kong’s cultural scene. Deep relationships formed in Hong Kong of the 1950s and some key influencers remained to shape the cultural landscape of Hong Kong. Others continued their journey to become leading diaspora throughout Asia and the West.
The new series, Hong Kong Redux shares a glimpse into Hong Kong’s cultural past beginning with the series opener “Bird Talk – A Discussion of Xu Xu’s Life and Works” and continues throughout the fall as we share a look back and feature expert discussions on the arts Chinese Opera/Music, Film, Literature, Radio and more. We’ll also be hosting two exhibitions to help create the visual ethos for our collective remembrance for this amazing city.
Join us as we revisit Hong Kong of the 1950s and beyond.
Art and Photographic Exhibitions
- Art Exhibition: Hong Kong Impressions
- Online Gallery: Memories of a Bygone Era: Resettlement in Hong Kong 1950-1972
Hong Kong Redux Series Schedule
|September 3||Bird Talk – A Discussion of Xu Xu’s Life and Works in Translation|
|November 12||The Hong Kong Resettlement Programme: 1950-1972|
|November 19||Wucius Wong’s Innovations in Ink - Capturing Quintessential Hong Kong|
|TBC||Chinese Opera’s Influence on the Hong Kong Music Scene|
|TBC||Hong Kong Radio (“Sky”) Fiction – A Listen Back|
|TBC||The History of Hong Kong Cinema|
|TBC||Reflections on 1950s Hong Kong Literature and the Arts|