Lingnan has long been known for its thriving markets and developed commerce. Since the Qing Dynasty, in addition to the Thirteen Factories for foreign trade, Guangzhou has also enjoyed strong domestic sales. There is a slang phrase in Xiguan: “Go out and build on the streets, and some people will peddle in four alleys, praying for God and worshipping Buddha, and divination. There are all kinds of the things.” It shows the extent of its wealth and prosperity. The prosperous economy created the rise of a group of connoisseurs and collectors, including Kong Guangtao, Liang Yuwei, Rong Geng, and Shang Chengzuo. This course focuses on the story of Cantonese connoisseurs and collectors across the country to explore their role and function in the formation of regional cultures.
Ms. Anna YAU
Ms Yau has been working for over a decade in heritage revitalisation, management, and education. She is a key project team member for the Mei Ho House Youth Hostel Revitalisation project and Lai Chi Wo Cultural Landscape project which have received UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation Award in 2015 and 2020 respectively. She was selected as the delegate of China to participate in UNESCO’s first World Heritage Youth Forum in Asia and a jury member of UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation Award.
Anna is an accredited heritage conservationist of the International Committee of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON) and Professional member of the Project Management Institute (PMI-PMP).
She is also the founder of Contemplate Culture Community, a cultural organization in Hong Kong, working for heritage education and training and sustainable management of heritage resources in Asia-Pacific.
9/7, 23/7, 6/8 & 20/8/2022 (SAT)
3:00pm – 5:00pm