Exhibition of Linked Closely by a Narrow Strip of Water: Hong Kong and Jiangmen in the perspective of cultural relics
From late 19th century onwards, a large number of residents of Jiangmen (Wuyi) flocked overseas to earn a living, so the Jiangmen area is known as “the first hometown of the overseas Chinese”. Hong Kong was one of the important settlements for these Chinese workers, so it has also been known as “Little Jiangmen”. This exhibition at the Jao Tsung-I Academy shows the quarters of overseas Chinese workers in the early days of Hong Kong. It will showcase cultural relics of the overseas Chinese from the Jiangmen Museum associated with Hong Kong from the perspectives of transportation, correspondence, economic development, feelings of the overseas Chinese for their hometown, and building back in their native place. It visually demonstrates the importance of the interaction between Hong Kong and Jiangmen at the same time reflecting the close historical and cultural ties between Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.
Exhibition Opening Ceremony: 1 November, 4 pm
Opening Hours: 2nd November to 28th November, 10 am – 6 pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall 2 and 3, The Gallery, Jao Tsung-I Academy
(800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon)