A thousand year ago, Dunhuang was a prosperous town where East met West. Its cave network with more than forty-five thousand square meters of murals depict ancient scenes of daily life, as well as Buddhist stories. Among the caves, the Mogao Caves were even designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In this talk, Special Researcher of Dunhuang Academy Lee Mei-yin will introduce the history and cultural background of Dunhuang. Using photographic illustrations of the precious Dunhuang murals, Lee looks at the folk customs of the ancient people and explores their relationship with modern cultures.

23 October 2019 (Wednesday)

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Lee Mei-yin


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


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.

About Speaker:

Lee Mei-yin

Lee Mei-yin graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has been involved in Chinese cultural education and promotion for more than 30 years. 

Her research includes Chinese ethnic minorities (history, textiles and accessories), Buddhist art, and Dunhuang culture and art, silk and embroidery (history and appreciation).

From 2000 to 2010, Lee Mei-yin was a lecturer at the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuing Education.

She is currently a special researcher at the Dunhuang Academy China, a council member of the China Dunhuang Grottoes Conservation Research Foundation, and the founding chairman of Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong) Limited where she serves as Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee. Lee Mei-yin is also an expert adviser on ancient Chinese antiques to the Hong Kong Museum and a member of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee.

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