Cultural Fest@Library: East Asia
The Cultural Fest@Library is one of new initiatives of the Library to promote cultural understanding among students and to provide opportunities for students to enhance their whole person development. From mid-March to end-April 2004, a series of Japanese and Korean cultural activities are organized in collaboration with the Division of Language Studies:
As an appreciation of a special donation of the traditional Korean costumes (Hanbok) from the Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Hong Kong, an official opening ceremony of the exhibition of the traditional Korean costumes will be held in the Library. The ceremony will be officiated by Mr. Kang Keun Taik, the Consul General of the Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Hong Kong and Professor H K Chang, our President:
The Library is honored to welcome a delegation of visitors from the Consulate General of Republic of Korea in Hong Kong and distinguished members of the local Korean community.
The exhibition will be held from 17 March 2004 to 30 April 2004 in the Library Lobby. It features three types of Hanbok: Nokweonsam, Hwal-ot and Tanryeong.
The Nokweonsam (Green Ceremonial Robes) were worn by queens and princesses at minor ceremonies, and by high-ranking court ladies and women of nobility at major ceremonies. Toward the end of the Joseon Dynasty, commoners were also allowed to wear a simpler version of the Nokweonsam on their wedding ceremony.
Hwal-ot (Bridal Tunic Robes) were worn during the Joseon Dynasty by princesses and daughters of high-ranking noblemen on their wedding ceremony.
Tanryeong (Government Official's Robes) were worn by government officials on official occasions. The color of the robes as well as the colors and patterns in the square patches on the chest and back indicate the rank of the wearer.
The Library is fortunate to receive a generous donation of Japanese hanga from Mr. Denkichi Omi (尾身伝吉). Mr. Omi is a famous woodprint artist born in Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan in 1955. Many of his works are inspired by the serenity and landscape of his hometown such as “Scenery of Snow World” and “Woodprints from hometown”. He has won top prizes in several competitions and exhibitions. Starting from 1989, he has held solo exhibitions in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore. He has also established the Snow Country Youth League to promote cultural exchange between the central part of Japan and Tokamachi. Since 1996, he has organized a lot of exhibitions, performances, workshops and exchange activities in Niigata and Hong Kong such as the recent activities held in City University of Hong Kong: “Niigata-Hong Kong Cultural Exchange 2004 in Hong Kong”.
The donated collection from Mr Omi will certainly enrich the Library’s cultural assets. A ceremony acknowledging his generous donation will be held in the Library with details below:
An exhibition of selected works by Mr Omi will be on view from 23 March 2004 to 30 April 2004 in the Library Lobby.
The fantastic and dynamic Korean traditional martial art, Tae Kwon Do will be demonstrated by the master, Mr. Moon Myoung Gon. Mr Moon is an international referee of Tae Kwon Do in the International Olympic Games and the chairman of the Korean Tae Kwon Do Association in Hong Kong. He is the master-coach of the Hong Kong Police.
You are very welcome to attend the fantastic and dynamic Korean martial art demonstration!
All are welcome!
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