Our 36th Annual General Meeting will be held at the Residence of the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The meeting will be followed by the presentation "Visualizing Kung Fu" by Mr Hing Chao, founder of the Hong Kong Cultural Festival and a Martial Arts Demonstration by Ms Jeanne Lau.
Mr. Hing Chao, who graduated with a BA in Philosophy in 2000, is deeply committed to researching, revitalizing, and preserving China’s cultural heritage, including martial arts, minority music, and knowledge systems. The Hong Kong Culture Festival focuses on traditional HK cultural heritage, and the HK International Kung Fu Festival celebrates China’s rich martial arts heritage. He co-organised both these festivals and has spoken at international conferences on a wide range of China-related issues, including rural social work as well as digital media and intangible cultural heritage. In 2016, he also helped to create the first New Media Kung Fu exhibition: “300 Years of Hakka Kung Fu: Its Digital Legacy and Future”.
A multi-published author, founder and executive editor of the Journal of Chinese Martial Arts Studies (JOCMS) he also established the Orochen Foundation (an NGO dedicated to the cultural survival of small ethnic minorities in Northeast China). Hing has undertaken in-depth field studies in remote Inner Mongolia and is a regular speaker on marginalized ethnic minorities in China. He has long-term research collaborations with many universities in Hong Kong and overseas. Since 2009 Hing has been campaigning for Chinese martial arts in Hong Kong to be inscribed as items of National-level intangible cultural heritage in China and his efforts have led to the inclusion of 35 items in the initial inventory for intangible culture in Hong Kong.
Registration starts at 6pm. There is no parking available at the residence. A shuttle bus will be provided from the Police Museum parking lot at 27 Coombe Road to transport people to and from the residence.