Map exhibition, Korea Week promote cultural exchange

Zoey Tsang

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) opened the “Discover Chinese and Korean cultures through ancient maps and Korean classics” seminar and exhibition on 20 March. Twenty-three ancient maps (with some reprints) drawn between the 16th and 19th century depicting China, Korea and surrounding areas, and two collections of classical Korean works written in Chinese, were on show at the Run Run Shaw Library. (from left to right) Professor Cheng Pei-kai, Director of Chinese Civilisation Centre of CityU; Professor Steve Ching Hsiang-hoo, University Librarian; Professor Jonathan Webster, Head of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics; Professor Way Kuo, University President; and Mr Lee Young-ho, Deputy Consul General of Consulate General of the Republic of Korea attended the exhibition opening ceremony.

The traditional Korean wedding ceremony demonstration commenced after the exhibition opening ceremony. The demonstration was the climax of Korea Week organised by the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics. CityU’s teachers and students and the local Korean community donned traditional Korean wedding costumes and perform Korean wedding rituals, with traditional music as the backdrop. The rituals included Jeonanlye (presentation of wild goose), Gyobaerye (bowing) and Hapgeunlye (drinking).


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