Intangible Cultural Heritage  

The Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) focus carries immediate and long-term significance in the study of the global condition amidst rising concerns for cultural heritage and dynamic growth in creative industries worldwide. As a form of traditional performing art recognized by UNESCO, Chinese opera is the major target of study in this research cluster.

Research Associates:

  • Dr LI Siu-leung, Dept of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
  • Dr YUNG Sai-shing, Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore
  • Dr YU Siu Wah, Music Dept, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dr Ng Wing-chung, History Dept, University of Texas, San Antonio

Junior Research Associate:

  • Ms LUM Man-yee (PhD Candidate, SOAS London U)

Research Assistants:

  • Mr CHAN Chi-chun
  • Mr PANG Sze-yin

Project Highlights:

  • With a $8.2 million grant from the HK Heritage Museum, the first-phase (30-month) research is underway to produce, by the end of 2014, the HK volumes of Annals of Chinese Opera and Anthology of Chinese Opera Music. As part of a Ministry of Culture national project, these works will, when published, become landmark references on the subject.
  • Other projects include English translation of HK Cantonese opera classics (supported by Cantonese Opera Development Fund), and cultural entrepreneurship in the local case of Taiping Theatre (supported by HK Heritage Museum) which run in collaboration with scholars from CUHK, National U of Singapore, U of Texas San Antonio, and Sun Yat-Sen U, among many others.