Journey to the West ‧ Life Tour
A Journey of the Heart


“A Journey of the heart” (心 渡 遊) is one that begins in the heart; it can be compared to a ferry crossing to the other shore, and in this journey we ask the audience look at characters from Journey to the West. We hope this ferry’s journey will cause us to reflect further on Journey to the West, and to stir up the ripples in the hearts of the ferry’s passengers – the audience.
We gradually learn to appreciate our own lives by learning the positive life attitudes of different characters in Journey to the West by combining arts, literature, and life education.
This enables as to appreciate Chinese classical literature from a new perspective and let young people understand Chinese traditional culture, thus reflecting on life and on how to live a meaningful life.



1. “A Journey of the Heart” Art Installation

Target: general public

Date: 6-21 April 2018 (including Sunday)

Time: 10 ap – 6 pm

Place: Exhibition Hall F Block


2. “A Journey of the Heart” Creative Art Workshop

2.1  “A Journey of the Heart”

Content: Based on the story of Journey to the West, participants choose the life attitude represented by the positive or negative face of different character cards, then they write their feelings on the card, and stick them on the “Lifeline” board. #

Dates: 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 April

Time: 12 noon – 6 pm

Place: Exhibition Hall 1, F Block


2.2  “Turn Journey to the West into a GAG” in the “Deep Planting Workshop”


Content: Participants immerse themselves in the difficulties faced by the characters in Journey to the West and compile a short gag by contrasting their own experiences with that found in the book.

Date: 7, 21 April 2018

Target: Youth and the general public*

Teacher: Ken Kwan (關頌陽) (senior stage director, twice nominated for best screenplay at the Hong Kong Drama Awards)


2.3  “Everybody has a Magic Staff” Creative Workshop

The magic staff was set on Sun Wukong’s head, and he was tightly bound by the spell and immediately became obedient. The real name of the spell is “centring the truth”. Is the spell on the head of the Monkey King or in his heart?

The child is disobedient, and the parents also wish that they had a magic staff; in reality, we all have magic staff on our heads, with the “spells” of life tightly binding us…..

Content: Participants make their own magic staff and also share their “best spell”

Date: 14, 25 April 2018

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2&4, G Block low zone

Target: Parents and children*

Instructor: San Haozi (三豪子) (Artistic Direct of “Art Home”)

#Participants can take part any time during the exhibition.

*Participants must first register and visit the exhibition.

3. “Journey of the Heart” X “Life Education”*

Talks on “Journey of the Heart” X “Education for Life”*

In this talk, young people and others will learn, through the experience and challenges experienced by the characters in Journey to the West, lessons about life, so that they can reflect and know how to face adversity in their own lives.

Talk (1):

Speaker: Lo Keng Chi (盧勁馳) (visually impaired writer, former editor of the literary magazine Fleurs des Lettres《字花》, has been involved in literary work for many years, focusing on cultural issues related to disability).

Topic: Life and Death in the Buddhist World – A Discussion of Life and Death According to the Gods in Journey to the West 《西遊記》

Date 7 April 2018

Time: 3.30 pm – 5 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2 & 4 G Block


Talk (2):

Speaker: He Gu (何故) (Writer, film critic, university lecturer)

Topic: A Pluralistic Reading of Journey to the West 《西遊記》: The love of Tang Sanzang vs. the hate of Sun Wukong

Date 14 April 2018

Time: 3.30 pm – 5 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2 & 4 G Block

Talk (3):

Speaker: Lam Chiu-Wing (林超榮) (media personality/actor)

Topic:Tang Sang and Sun Wukong are always fighting, but can work together to achieve their mission.

Date 15 April 2018

Time: 3.30 pm –5 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2 & 4 G Block

Lecture (4)

Speaker: Prof.  Lai Tsz Pang (黎子鵬) (Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)

Topic: Breaking up is hard to do ─ Love, hate and realization in Journey to the West 西遊記

Date 21 April 2018

Time: 3.30 pm – 5 pm

Place: Activity Rooms 2 & 4 G Block



*Participants must register in advance.

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