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Genesis and Spirit – Enchanting Shandong ‧ An Exhibition on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong

Date: 6 - 23 June 2019
Time: 10 am - 6 pm (Monday to Sunday)

Venue: Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library (66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong)


Presented by :   Ministry of Culture and Tourism, People's Republic of China
    Home Affairs Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Organised by : Shandong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism
    Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Curated by : Shandong Provincial Cultural Center
    Intangible Cultural Heritage Office

Genesis and Spirit – Enchanting Shandong ‧ An Exhibition on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Shandong


Shandong is one of the cradles of Chinese civilisation. With a history that dates back to antiquity and a rich and solid cultural base, the region has nurtured in time a wealth of intangible cultural heritage (ICH). This exhibition in Hong Kong will showcase 37 representative ICH items from Shandong using text panels, photographs, video screenings and traditional handicraft exhibits in tandem with on-site demonstrations and performances by ICH bearers, and thematic talks. Visitors will be able to view in proximity various kinds of folk handicrafts, narrative singings and traditional performing arts of Shandong. While enjoying the unique charm of the Qilu Culture, they can also appreciate traditional Chinese culture in depth.


There will be extension activities to the exhibition on 22 and 23 June, with performances such as Liuzi opera and Shandong kuaishu, two items that were inscribed onto the First National ICH List in 2006, and Shandong folk songs, which was inscribed onto the First Provincial ICH List of Shandong, also in 2006. Other interesting and inspiring activities include live demonstrations of Dongchang gourd carving, the craft of pewter inlay of Weihai, and Chinese pistache sculpting of Qufu. The master crafters are all bearers of intangible cultural heritage of Shandong. Details of the programmes can be found in the exhibition pamphlet.


Exhibition Pamphlet


Thematic Talks

Venue: Activity Room 1 of the Hong Kong Central Library
Enrolment: Seats are available on a first come, first served basis.






6 June (Thu)

10:30 am – 12 nn

The Charm of Traditional Folk Songs

  Sun Lisheng

  Honorary Chairman,
  Shandong Traditional Folk Song Association

7 June (Fri)

10:30 am – 12 nn

The Folk Custom of the Dragon Boat Festival

  Wang Jiahua

  Vice President, Advanced Institute of Confucian
  Studies, Shandong University

3:30 – 5 pm

Vernacular Architecture of Shandong

  Jiang Bo

  Director, Qilu Architectural Culture Research
  Center, Shandong Jianzhu University

8 June (Sat)

1:30 – 3 pm

The Cultural Significance and Contemporary Meaning of Weifang Kites

  Qiu Zhaofeng

  Associate Researcher, Weifang Centre for the
  Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

4 – 5:30 pm

Folk Toys of Shandong

  Tang Jialu

  Professor, Centre for Academic Research,
  Shandong University of Art and Design

9 June (Sun)

10:30 am – 12 nn

The Culture and Crafts of Shandong Brocades of China

  Wang Dahai

  Dean, School of Vocational Education,
  Shandong University of Arts

1:30 – 3 pm

The Charm of Regional Opera of Shandong

  Zhou Aihua

  Professor, Centre for Academic Research,
  Shandong University of Arts

4 – 5:30 pm

The Woodblock Prints of New Year Paintings of Shandong

  Liu Bingmei

  Deputy Director, New Year Paintings Art
  Research Center, Shandong University of Arts


All talks will be conducted in Putonghua or Shandong dialects unless otherwise specified. They are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice.