Exhibiting now: “Datong and The World of Kang Youwei”  

27 February 2015

As the production of Datong - The Chinese Utopia enters its final stages, the HKAF is hosting the exhibition, “Datong and The World of Kang Youwei” at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre to give audiences an overview about the historical backdrop and the fascinating characters of Datong.

Exhibition: Datong and The World of Kang YouweiPhoto: Yankov Wong

A trail-blazing political reformer and visionary thinker at the turn of the 20th century, Kang Youwei (1858-1927) envisioned a global utopia of human equality and solidarity. However, his advocacy of a constitutional monarchy, instead of a revolution, has caused him to become the bête noire of modern Chinese history. This exhibition commemorates the 80th anniversary of the first publication of his book, Datong Shu (大同書), in 1935. The exhibition also includes historical photographs, handwritten drafts and other related materials of Kang Youwei and his daughter Kang Tongbi, who was very much China’s first female activist.

Exhibition: Datong and The World of Kang YouweiPhoto: Yankov Wong

Exhibition: Datong and The World of Kang Youwei

Foyer, HK Cultural Centre
Feb 27 – Mar 29


Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series: Datong - The Chinese Utopia
A chamber opera in three acts
20-22 Mar 2015
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

Festival PLUS:

Open Rehearsal/ Talk: Staging a New Opera
Speaker: Tang Shu-wing
Mar 13 (Fri) 7:30 – 9:00pm

Talk: Composing for Datong
Speaker: Chan Hing-yan
Mar 15 (Sun) 2:45 – 3:30pm

Film/Talk: “New Music, Fresh Ideas”: a Discussion Hosted by Evans Chan
Speaker: Evans Chan, Nancy Loo
Mar 15 (Sun) 4:00 – 6:00pm

Meet-the-artist (Post-performance): Meet the Faces of Datong
Mar 21 (Sat) About 9:40 – 10:10pm

Film/Talk: Datong: The Great Society – in Search of a Modern Utopia
Speaker: Evans Chan, David Wang
Mar 22 (Sun) 2:30 – 6:00pm

Backstage tour: Utopia Backstage
Speaker: Mandy Tam
Mar 22 (Sun) 12:30 – 1:30pm

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