Throughout history, tea and incense have played an important part in traditional Chinese culture. Used in the home and in temples, for religious ceremonies and intellectual rituals, the processes of tea-drinking and incense-burning offer moments for reflection and inspiration.

This series of talks looks at the cultural and aesthetic significance of these products and processes. In the first, Professor Sidney Cheung Chin-hung explores the historic and contemporary uses of incense and its role in religious and social rituals, and in the second, Ip Wing-chi, Founder and Dean of Hong Kong Tea Academy, looks at the development, emergence and aesthetics of Chinese tea culture and its relationship with Japanese tea culture.

The Cultural Significance of Incense | The Aesthetics of Chinese Tea Culture

Talk 1: The Cultural Significance of Incense

Date:
26 June 2019 (Wednesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker:
Prof Sidney Cheung Chin-hung

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Talk 2: The Aesthetics of Chinese Tea Culture

Date: 
31 July 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue: 
Seminar Hall, 2/F, Xiqu Centre

Speaker: 
Ip Wing-chi, Founder and Dean of Hong Kong Tea Academy

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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 3:30pm on the day of the event.

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