• Chinese Culture Talk Series II

    27.02.2019 to 24.04.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    In this series of three talks, local experts share their understanding of poetry, calligraphy and the ancient Chinese divination text the I Ching, and explore the relevance of traditional literary arts in a contemporary society

  • Between Cantonese Opera and Film: Connie Chan and Female Cross-dressing

    27.04.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    Since the post-war years, the convention of nüwenwusheng – female performers playing civil and military male roles – in Cantonese opera has been a popular practice in Hong Kong. In this talk, Prof Li Siu-leung looks at the recent history of female cross-dressing in Hong Kong Cantonese opera and film, with special reference to Connie Chan Po-chu

  • The Literature in Kunqu The Literature in Kunqu West Kowloon 101

    The Literature in Kunqu

    30.04.2019, Seminar Hall & Studio, Xiqu Centre

    In this talk, Chinese opera scholar Chan Chun-miu looks at some of the literary texts used in Kunqu, and shares insight into Kunqu influence on xiqu songs and performance

  • Dialogue | Cantonese Opera Dialogue | Cantonese Opera West Kowloon 101

    Dialogue | Cantonese Opera

    07.05.2019, Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre

    Cantonese opera plays an important role in the lives of people in Hong Kong. This talk explores its transition from the use of Mandarin to the Cantonese vernacular, demonstrating vocal styles and techniques and offering a deeper understanding of the aesthetic features of the art form