Cultural Event

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.

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    Time: 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    “Hong Kong Wedding @JTIA” Series – Talk on “Various Customs of Wedding Ceremonies”

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    Since Hong Kong was opened for trade, there are many immigrants coming from Mainland China with different cultural customs on wedding ceremony.

  • 2018-11-17
    Time: 8:00 P.M.

    Jazz Up Kowloon B3 Johnson Trio

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    The band will use the modern Hammond clones and Leslie Speaker (seldomly be seen in Hong Kong) to perform the classic Jazz Organ Music of “back to the chicken shack”, “Donald Duck”.


  • 2018年 10月14日、28日 | 11月11日、25日 | 12月9日、16日
    Time: 中午12時 – 下午6時

    Hanging Around @ JTIA 2018 ── Markets X Art Activities

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    Every journey is like being in a fairytale. Your companions are giants, foxes, fairies, and stars in the sky; there are explorations and pursuits behind the beautiful things you meet, and every dream has fantasy and disillusionment.

    Now the adventure is about to begin; we invite you to set out once again, and travel purely and innocently to the wonderland.

  • 2018-10-27

    The Result of the 7th Inter-school Competition of Project Learning on Hong Kong’s History and Culture

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    The award presentation ceremony will be held on 27 October 2018 at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

  • 截稿日期:2018年11月19日

    The 2018-2019 National Secondary School Essay Competition

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    The theme of the competition is “Viewing the Humanities and Taking them to the World”. The purpose of the competition is to improve the moral standards, literary accomplishments, and writing abilities of secondary school students, as well as for academic circles to discover talent with creative literary potential.

  • 星期一至日 Monday to Sunday
    Time: 10am-5pm

    Group Guided Tour with Meal

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    Various options of food for selection. Understanding the evolving history and the architectural features of the Academy and tasting Chinese or Western style of lunch or tea sets. (Group bookings from 12 persons up)

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    Time: 10am - 10pm

    Function Halls/rooms open for hiring

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    Grade III historical buildings, after renovation and reinforcement, a wide range of facilities in the compound are available for rent by institutions and organizations.

  • 2017年2月18日至2019年12月31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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