Book Launch: 涼茶在民間


4 Nov 2023




Activity Room, Hong Kong Space Museum # #
(10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)


Prof. Sidney C.H. CHEUNG (Department of Anthropology, CUHK)

Biography of Speaker:

Prof. Sidney C.H. Cheung received scholarships given by Japanese Government/Monbusho (1984-94) for his undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes and his anthropological training in Japan. He is the Professor and Director of the Centre for Cultural Heritage Studies. He has been doing research about freshwater fish farming in Hong Kong in order to understand the fishermen and their perspectives on environmental change, sustainable development and wetland conservation. Currently, he is working on an ongoing multi-site research project exploring the impact of the move of American crayfish from the U.S. to Asia and on the global consumption and production of crayfish in China, Japan, and the U.S. Besides academic publications, Cheung was co-hosting three RTHK radio/television programmes entitled: 《港飲食、講文化 (Hong Kong Foodways and Culture)》in 2004, 《文化非主流 (Culture Unconventional)》in 2005,《考飲考食》in 2017/2018 and《味之天下:中華色香味》in 2022 , through which he was able to bring anthropological perspectives to the mass public. Again, some of his research findings were used for the RTHK documentary series of 《香港故事 (Hong Kong Stories) 》 such as [年年有魚] and [東江逆流] in 2008.


Tel: 3943-9446 (Miss Janice Lam)

Event Details:

The food culture in Hong Kong, much like the identity of its people, combines localized and global elements, influenced by various phenomena. In daily life, Hong Kong’s food culture not only inherits traditional culture from the Lingnan region, but also deeply reflects the impacts of Western industrialization, consumerism, and popular culture in modern society.

Organizer: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sponsor: Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, LCSD


Date & Time: 4/11/2023 (Sat) 14:30-15:30
Venue: Activity Room, Hong Kong Space Museum # # (10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Fee: Free of charge
Quota: 40 **
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Registration deadline: 2:00 PM, November 3, 2023.

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