Anthropology and conserving local culture and heritage in Hong Kong

26 August 2022

UG & MPhil graduate of the CUHK Anthropology Department Mr. Ng Chi Wo has been dedicating himself to studying and preserving historical architecture, tangible and intangible cultural heritage. He has participated in the conservation of Liu Ying Fung Study Hall (Sheung Shui), Kau Sai Chau Hung Shing Temple (Sai Kung), and King Yin Lei, among many others. Ng sees each conservation project similar to fieldwork experience, which requires a solid understanding of the local culture and beliefs, as well as building good relationships with various stakeholders. Teaching “Seminars in Hong Kong Studies” at the Anthropology Department, he takes students to local villages to get first-hand experience of the other side of Hong Kong.

(This episode is conducted in Cantonese.)


00’45 Anthropology and cultural conservation

17’05 Teaching about Hong Kong local culture

27’26 Kau Sai Chau Hung Shing Temple (Sai Kung), and King Yin Lei conservation projects

44’20 Connecting the public with local culture and history

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