Introduction of The Hong Kong Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Culture (HKIPCC)
The Hong Kong Institute for the Promotion of Chinese Culture (HKIPCC) was established in 1985, and registered as a charity in Hong Kong. Aiming at advocating, introducing, and enhancing Chinese culture, and in the spirit of promoting cultural exchange between different regions, HKIPCC has organised over a thousand events in the visual arts, performing arts, academic research, ethnic culture, folk art, and history study tours. These events have included such as talks, exhibitions, courses, workshops, seminars, inter-school competitions, video-sharing sessions, docent service for visitors, field trips, and cultural tours. Through these multidimensional activities, HKIPCC has endeavoured to further its objective of cultural promotion, emphasizing both the academic and the popular aspects.
Subsequently, HKIPCC was selected to participate in the “Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme” of the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government. It was tasked with the revitalisation of the site of the former Lai Chi Kok Hospital to give the renovated structures a new life for the promotion of Chinese culture. On 30 December 2009, the HKSAR Government announced that the revitalised site would be renamed the “Jao Tsung-I Academy”.
To find out more about the HKIPCC, please visit: www.hkipcc.org.hk