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London ETO celebrates timeless works of Jin Yong in Cambridge

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London ETO celebrates timeless works of Jin Yong in Cambridge
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London ETO celebrates timeless works of Jin Yong in Cambridge

2024-05-22 21:55 Last Updated At:22:08

Jin yong's timeless works celebrated by london eto in historic cambridge

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) supported the Ming-Ai (London) Institute's "The Literary Legend and Legacy of Jin Yong" seminar held at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the United Kingdom (UK), on May 21 (London time). The event was also supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum by the provision of expert advice.

The seminar commenced with a networking lunch reception attended by around 30 esteemed guests from the cultural and academic sectors, followed by thematic discussions led by renowned experts who delved into various aspects of Jin Yong's literary legacy.

Delivering a virtual speech at the event, the Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law, said, "This year marks the centenary of the birth of Dr Louis Cha (Jin Yong). It is our pleasure to support the Ming-Ai (London) Institute in celebrating the achievements of Dr Cha, one of the most influential writers of our time. Dr Cha's legacy is intricately linked with Hong Kong, a city that played a crucial role in his journey of career and creativity. Hong Kong's vibrant cultural and intellectual climate enabled him to craft novels deeply rooted in Chinese traditions while appealing to a global readership."

"Dr Cha's literary legacy contributed significantly to Hong Kong's reputation as a cultural hub. The adaptations of his works into films, television series, as well as comics further underscored Hong Kong's influential role in the creative industries, forming a solid foundation for Hong Kong's role as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange, as supported by the National 14th Five-Year Plan," he added.

​Founded in 1993, the Ming-Ai (London) Institute is a registered charity in the UK. By organising a variety of classes in Chinese arts and classical literature, alongside an array of cultural promotion activities, the Institute aims at facilitating deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture within the local community.

London ETO celebrates timeless works of Jin Yong in Cambridge  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

London ETO celebrates timeless works of Jin Yong in Cambridge Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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With the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels), talented young Hong Kong double bass player Grace Chan took part in the 21st season of the Rome Chamber Music Festival (RCMF), which was staged at the Teatro Argentina in Rome from June 17 to 20 (Rome time).

Chan was selected to be one of 32 emerging artists and young professionals - future stars - from around the world under the Young Artist Programme of the RCMF this year to perform cherished classical and contemporary masterpieces alongside world-renowned artists.

Founded in 2003, the RCMF presents a diverse programme of masterworks performed by prominent artists and aspiring music talent. It is supported by, amongst others, the Italian Ministry of Culture and the City of Rome, and has become one of Rome’s most anticipated annual cultural events. Dedicated to nurturing new talent, the RCMF launched the Young Artist Programme which selects young artists and professionals from across the globe to participate.

The HKETO, Brussels has been supporting Hong Kong musicians to join the Young Artist Programme of the RCMF for years, and is committed to facilitating Hong Kong talents to gain international exposure and to promoting exchanges between peoples and cultures. It highlights the efforts of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in fostering local artists, showcasing their talent on global stages and telling good stories of Hong Kong as the city reinforces itself as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchanges.

HKETO, Brussels supports Hong Kong musical talent at Rome Chamber Music Festival  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

HKETO, Brussels supports Hong Kong musical talent at Rome Chamber Music Festival Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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