In this series of expert talks, renowned experts introduce some of the ancient arts of Chinese literati and scholar-officials. Local artist Ou Da-wei explores leisure seals, also known as decoration seals, a type of chop incorporating words from poetry and auspicious sayings. Dr Otto Lee, President of the International Guqin Health Cultivation Association shares how the pitch and resonance of guqin music may positively impact the physical and mental health of those who play or listen to it. And Tony Miller, former president of The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong, looks at two periods in the history of Jingdezhen pottery when individual potters broke with conventional style and began producing innovative designs for private scholar-official clients.

The Cultural Significance of Chinese Leisure SealsLife Cultivation and Music Therapy Through Guqin MusicLinglong and Carved Porcelain – Toys for the Scholars’ Studio

Talk 1: The Cultural Significance of Chinese Leisure Seals

Date: 
28 August 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker: 
Ou Da-wei, renowned local artist

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Talk 2: Life Cultivation and Music Therapy Through Guqin Music

Date:
25 September 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker:
Dr Otto CY Lee, President of International Guqin Health Cultivation Association

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Talk 3: Linglong and Carved Porcelain – Toys for the Scholars’ Studio

Date:
30 October 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker:
Tony Miller, former president of The Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong

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Language:
Cantonese

Fee:
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

Enquiries:
Please contact Ms Chan at (852) 2200 0812 or learning@wkcda.hk during office hours.

Accessibility Services:
Cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice. Wheelchair accessible seats and companion seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Please request with at least 4 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at/after 4:30pm on the day of the event.

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