Hide and Seek: Uncovering the secrets of Chinese culture

  • Chinese Cultural Studies Center 304 Lyndhurst Building 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Hong Kong

Asia Week Hong Kong presents

Hide and Seek: Uncovering the secrets of Chinese culture

by Lin Xi

Lin Xi is the prolific and award-winning lyricist behind the songs of many of Hong Kong's popular singers.  He is noted for his songwriting partnership with composer Zhang Ya Dong for singer Faye Wong, as well as his compositions with and for Eason Chan, Miriam Yeung, Leslie Cheung, and Andy Lau, to name a few.  

Lin Xi graduated in 1984 from the University of Hong Kong, School of Chinese, majoring in translation.  His academic background and his deep engagement with words for his work has led to a unique literary grasp of the Chinese language, and its associated cultural meanings.

This talk will explore what it means to encounter and engage (whether actively or passively) with Chinese culture, and its influences and products that we see all around us, every day.  From classical literature to the collecting of Chinese antiques, Lin Xi will discuss the insights and understanding--the secrets and treasures--he has gained about Chinese culture from various activities and pursuits.

ABOUT CHINESE CULTURAL STUDIES CENTER

Chinese Cultural Studies Center (CCSC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, foster, and restore traditional Chinese art and culture through recognition of and collaboration with individuals, groups, organizations and communities who are similarly committed to cultural expression, conservation, and development.

The CCSC library is a unique private collection of books and rare Chinese manuscripts, with the mission to provide resources and services in support of research, learning needs, and the dissemination of knowledge in the field of Chinese culture.  The rare manuscripts that the library holds includes shanben printed in the Ming and Qing Dynasty that have been listed in the First and Second batch of "Guo Jia Zhen Gui Gu Ji Ming Lu," an official directory from the Chinese government on old manuscripts that have been designated as having significant cultural value.

CCSC regularly hosts events and lectures, open to the public and its members, on a wide range of topics pertaining to Chinese culture, as well as engaging in long-term cultural projects for research purposes.

Language: Cantonese
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