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The Dangs of Kam Tin and Jiu Festival - Chan Wing-hoi
Hong Kong book

Title: The Dangs of Kam Tin and Jiu Festival

Author: Chan Wing-hoi

Publisher: The Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Isbn: Journal Vol. 29 (1989)

Year: 1986

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: This report represents the result of field and library research the author conducted as a temporary researcher of the Hong Kong Museum of History within four months ending 15th March 1986, centring on the 1985 Jiu festival. It includes description of ritual and details of village society.


Heritage Trails in Urban Hong Kong - Siu Kwok Kin, Sham Sze
Hong Kong book

Title: Heritage Trails in Urban Hong Kong

Author: Siu Kwok Kin, Sham Sze

Publisher: Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.

Isbn: 962-14-2238-8

Year: 2001

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: This coloured book is packed with details not normally found in regular heritage travel. Among 190 pages of detailed touring information, more than 40 road maps and 200 photographs are provided. There are information describing how the heritage trails were built and their transformation effects on the area around them. This guide offers far more than a comprehensive description of the 52 routes, principal sights and their history, it also takes readers on a fascinating journey through Hong Kong culture.


Calendar of Traditional Chinese Festivals and Local Celebrations - Chan Sui Jeung
Hong Kong book

Title: Calendar of Traditional Chinese Festivals and Local Celebrations

Author: Chan Sui Jeung

Publisher: Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.

Isbn: 962-14-2020-2

Year: 2001

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: Though Hong Kong is a modern and industrialised city, it remains one of the few places in the world where traditional Chinese festivals are still celebrated. This book tells you all about the traditional Chinese festivals, their origins and the ways in which they are celebrated, and their significance in local life and culture. It introduces the origins and the characteristics of folk custom in Hong Kong.


Discovering Hong Kong's Cultural Heritage - The New Territories - Patricia Lim
Hong Kong book

Title: Discovering Hong Kong's Cultural Heritage - The New Territories

Author: Patricia Lim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn: 0-19-592826-1

Year: Second Edition, 2002

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: This practical, portable, and authoritative guide takes both the keen traveller and armchair traveller on an exploration of Hong Kong's New Territories, where generations of Hong Kong culture have been preserved in the religious beliefs, festivals, social customs, and folk superstitions of its people, as well as in the architecture of temples and call halls. It introduces the principles and practices that have influenced traditional rural living, including in-depth descriptions of feng shui, ancestor worship, rice and tea cultivation, and the appeasement of the prevailing spirits and gods.


Place, identity and immigrant communities: The organisation of the Yulan
Festival in post-war Hong Kong - Elizabeth Sinn,Wai-Ling Wong
Hong Kong book

Title: Place, identity and immigrant communities: The organisation of the Yulan Festival in post-war Hong Kong

Author: Elizabeth Sinn,Wai-Ling Wong

Publisher: Asia Pacific Viewpoint - Blackwell Publishing

Isbn:

Year: 2005

Language: English

Rate: 6/7

Type: Culture

Summary: In the process of migration, some traditions persist while others do not. The Yulan Festival, also known as the Ghost Festival, continues to be observed by different subethnic Chinese migrant groups inHong Kong for a variety of reasons. Although the festival organisation accentuates subethnic distinctions, paradoxically it also enables different groups to integrate into the larger community. The activities articulate various meanings of 'place' – as 'ancestral place' on the mainland where the rituals are believed to originate, as the specific locality/neighbourhood in Hong Kong where the festival is held, and Hong Kong as a whole. This article, based on interviews with Chiu Chow and Hoklo participants, shows how they think of the different meanings of 'place', which in turn reflects the way they make sense of the process of migration.


Experiencing the Clan Culture of New Territories - Yim Shui Yuen
Hong Kong book

Title: Experiencing the Clan Culture of New Territories

Author: Yim Shui Yuen

Publisher: Wan Li Book Co. Ltd.

Isbn: 962-14-3330-4

Year: 2006

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: Not only the latest western materialistic culture but also the most traditional Chinese customs can be found in Hong Kong. Its inclusiveness is especially strong, which is one of the characteristics of Hong Kong. Visit the New Territories to experience the Chinese clan culture and you will have some unexpected discovery and comprehension. This book introduces the origin of Chinese clan culture, the evolution of which involves a close interactive relationship with the modernization of the society, as well as the tradition and political develoment of Hong Kong. It also presents the application of the method of "object learning" to discover and learn history.


Observations at the Jiu festival of Shek O and Tai Long Wan, 1986 - Chan Wing-hoi
Hong Kong book

Title: Observations at the Jiu festival of Shek O and Tai Long Wan, 1986

Author: Chan Wing-hoi

Publisher: The Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Isbn: Journal Vol. 26 (1986)

Year: 1986

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: The Jiu festival of Shek O and Tai Long Wan on Hong Kong Island reported in this paper was celebrated from 17th October 1986 to 20th October 1986. It includes pictures, description of rituals of this festival in two pre-British villages of HK Island.


Studies on Hong Kong Jiao festivals - Chi Cheung Choi
Hong Kong book

Title: Studies on Hong Kong Jiao festivals

Author: Chi Cheung Choi

Publisher: The Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Isbn: Journal Vol. 30 (1990)

Year: 1990

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: This paper review previous studies of Hong Kong Jiao festivals. It shows what we can learn of the various local traditions by a synchronic study comparing the Jiao festival celebrated by different communities and also by studying the social and organizational changes within a particular community over a period of time by a diachronic study comparing the Jiao of one single community over that period of time.


Notes on some Chinese customs in the New Territories - B. D. Wilson
Hong Kong book

Title: Notes on some Chinese customs in the New Territories

Author: B. D. Wilson

Publisher: The Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Isbn: Journal Vol. 1 (1961)

Year: 1961

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: These notes represent what District Office B.D. Wilson found customary in Tai Po and Yuen Long. Those notes deal about succession, adoption, land held by clans, family disputes, marriage, graves, housing-building, oaths, money loan associations, names.


Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong - Barbara E. Ward, Joan Law
Hong Kong book

Title: Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong

Author: Barbara E. Ward, Joan Law

Publisher: MCCM Creations

Isbn: 962-86816-6-4

Year: Third edition, 2005

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: It comes as a surprise to many to discover that Hong Kong, outwardly so modern, still celebrates a wide range of traditional Chinese festivals. And because many of the festivals for gods and ghosts are now forbidden in mainland China, Hong Kong remains one of the few places in the world to watch those fascinating Chinese traditions. There are the noisy, colourful public festivals such as the Lunar New Year, The Dragon Boat festival, and spectacular birthday celebrations for popular gods. then there are quieter festivals based mainly on the home and family, and others associated with religious institutions. Some festivals are integrated into city life; others are best seen in their village environment in the new Territories.


Chinese Opera - Jessica Tan Gudnason - Gong Li
Hong Kong book

Title: Chinese Opera

Author: Jessica Tan Gudnason - Gong Li

Publisher: Abbeville Press Publishers

Isbn: 0-7892-0709-5

Year: 2001

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: For centuries Chinese Opera companies have mesmerized audiences with their elaborately costumed and made-up characters and the pageantry and drama of their production. Among the hundreds of regional troups in China today, the most distinguished are the Beijing, the Yue from Shanghai, and the Cantonese Operas, which are featured in this exquisite photographic volume.


The Art of Paper-Crafting - Edward Chan
Hong Kong book

Title: The Art of Paper-Crafting

Author: Edward Chan

Publisher: Vital Creation LTD.

Isbn: 988-98396-9-5

Year: 2006

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: Master Chan started working as a paper crafter in his uncle's shop, the then famous Chow Kee, in the glory days of the industry in the 1950's and 1960's. As a dedicated worker Master Chan quickly became an experienced and very talented paper-crafter, and eventually took over Chow Kee from his uncle.


HeritagexArtxDesign - HULU culture
Hong Kong book

Title: HeritagexArtxDesign

Author: HULU culture

Publisher: Proud Design

Isbn: Free

Year: 2010

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: Anchor site: Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road. Fringe venues / Community Participation. Over 100 old shops. Through a series of workshops and cultural tours as well as exhibitions at the anchor site, and selected venues, citizens can experience direct contact with the local community and culture.


HK Island old buildings - Sam Wong
Hong Kong book

Title: HK Island old buildings

Author: Sam Wong

Publisher: Books Mingpao

Isbn: 978-962-8993-03-1

Year: 2008

Language: Chinese

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: This book is about old buildings on Hong Kong island. Many pictures of the former buildings and their replacement by modern buildings are featured. Some places are still well remembered, i.e. Tiger Balm Garden, Lee Theatre, HSBC former HQ, Queen's pier and so on...


Chinese Entertainment - Edited by Chan Kwok-bun
Hong Kong book

Title: Chinese Entertainment

Author: Edited by Chan Kwok-bun

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn: 978-0-415-69556-5

Year: 2012

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of a person. When seen as human behaviour, leisure and entertainment cannot be separated from history, heritage, ethnicity, the community, family and kin, rituals and customs. This book examines a variety of genre of Chinese entertainment, from singing clubs, Cantonese opera and film, to Chinese rock and tourism. Though formally voluntary, Chinese entertainment, when entangled with ethnicity, heritage and history, is ironically a site of both enjoyment and struggle, both pleasure and suffering.


Report of Directors - Tsuen Wan Chiu Kiu Yu Lan Association Limited
Hong Kong book

Title: Report of Directors

Author: Tsuen Wan Chiu Kiu Yu Lan Association Limited

Publisher: Certified Public Accountants

Isbn: pdf file

Year: 2008

Language: English

Rate: 7/7

Type: Culture

Summary: The principal activities of Yue Lan Associations is to be engaged in preparing, organizing and co-organizing charitable functions for Hungry Ghost festivals. Such companies are charitable institutions and are exempted from taxes. A yearly independent auditor's report is provided to the members of the associations. Such report allow seeing the various costs of a Hungry Ghost Festival. In year 2008 the Chinese opera troupe fee was 74 000 HKD. For the temporary structures made of bamboo the fee was 208 000 HKD. The Buddhist monks fee was 72 000 HKD. The rice donations to elderly people cost 96 000 HKD. Electricity bill was 47 000 HKD. The food provision cost 98 000 HKD. The total expenditure was 750 000 HKD.


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