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Upholding the “Preservation of Cultural Heritage” as its guiding principle, the Jao Tsung-I Academy has established a broad and open cultural platform for the general public to conduct cultural exchange as well as to experience and help preserve the unique culture of Hong Kong.

From time to time, the Academy, in various modes of cooperation with local and overseas cultural organizations, organizes different types of art and cultural activities to promote Chinese culture.


Jao Tsung-I Academy, located at the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital, is a historic compound selected as one of the projects under the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government.

Today it takes on a new role as a hub for arts and culture promotion, reaching out to different parties to collaborate and enrich the cultural life of the Hong Kong community.

Architectural Conservation

Since the end of the nineteenth century, the present site of the Jao Tsung-I Academy has served successively as a customs station, as dwellings for Chinese labourers, as a quarantine station, as a prison, as a hospital for infectious diseases, and as a psychiatric rehabilitation centre. It has performed totally different roles and functions in response to the different needs of society at different times.
The compound has now been revitalised as a cultural landmark. Its cluster of buildings has been converted into various types of facilities, continuing to play a part in furthering cultural exchange.


The site of Jao Tsung-I Academy has more than 100 years of rich and vibrant history. In this long history, it was used as a customs station, Chinese laborers’ quarters, a quarantine station, a prison, an infectious disease hospital and a psychiatric rehabilitation care home. For more than a century, this place has reflected the historical and social changes of Hong Kong.

Now it is revitalized as a center that promotes Chinese culture and facilitates cultural exchange.

  • Tuesday August 29th, 2017

    In order to facilitate further development needs of Jao Tsung-I Academy, Souvenir Corner ​in Block G of Middle Zone will be relocated with effect from 11 Sept 2017 (Monday).

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  • 2018-06-16
    Time: 7:30 pm - 10pm


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    A solely social party with French & Brit Pop live bands inside such revitalising historic building. You may enjoy drinks and make new friends.

    Invited Bands︰

    Opium (French Pop)
    The Benefactor (Brit Pop)

  • 2018-05-27
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    “Hong Kong Weddings at Jao Tsung-I Academy” ── The Six Rituals of Hong Kong Weddings

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    Hong Kong Weddings can be broadly divided into six major rituals: The Engagement Ceremony (過大禮), Delivering the Dowry (搬嫁妝), Preparing the Marriage Bed (安床), Leaving the Bride’s Family (出門), Joining the Groom’s Family (入門), and Revisiting the Bride’s Family (回門).

  • 2018-05-04 - 2018-08-31
    Time: 10 am - 6pm

    Hong Kong Over The Past 100 Years Historical Photo Exibition 2018

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    100 Photos: A Story of Our Times

  • 2018.05.05-2018.08.05
    Time: 10am - 6pm

    Heavenly Music of Dunhuang

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    This exhibition is a project of the Chinese Culture @ New World (中華文化‧新世界). There will be an introduction on the roots of Chinese music, explanation of Dunhuang musical scores, and murals depicting music scenes found in the Dunhuang Grottoes will be shown through two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and multi-media formats.

  • 2018-05-26
    Time: 3pm - 5pm

    Dunhuang Art and Ancient Music & Dance

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    Sponsorship & Strategic Partners: New World Group Charity Foundation

    Free Admission

    Registration will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • 2017年2月18日至2018年6月30日 (逢星期一休館)
    Time: 上午10時至下午6時

    The Vivid World of Chinese Characters – From the Origin to the Future

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