Jao Tsung-I Academy Invites Visitors to the Vivid World of Chinese Characters

Chinese characters are a group of fairies endowed with great charms. They record the hardship of drastic historical changes as well as the prosperity of peaceful and flourishing times. Loaded with the wisdom and sentiments of the ancient Chinese, Chinese characters show what beauty has meant to the Chinese people and how beauty has been expressed by them.

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Chinese Surnames

There are eight areas in total at the exhibition, with some new additions which have not been presented before.

The Six Ways to Create Chinese Characters

Rotating Radicals

Learning Chinese characters could be a painful process if one does not understand the rationale of the design or composition. To add the fun element for visitors, this exhibition introduces the story of Chinese characters using visual aids like props, video and projection. There is another new section “I Love Hong Kong” featuring oracle bone script, an ancient form of Chinese characters, on a background of Hong Kong spectacular night scenery.

The Tree of the World’s Scripts

For those who are interested in knowing more about Chinese characters, there is a guided tour at 3 pm every day and no registration is needed in advance. The tour will be led by professionally trained volunteer docents.

Guided tour

‘The Vivid World of Chinese Characters: From the Origin to the Future’ Exhibition

Dates: 2017/2/18 - 2018/6/30 (closed on Mondays)
Time: 10am - 6pm
Venue: 1/F, Block F, Jao Tsung-I Academy
Address: 800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Admission: Free
Inquiries: +852 2100 2828