Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong
  • PublisherMCCM Creations
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Publication Date2005
  • Size254mm X 228mm
  • Page80Page
  • BindingPaperback
  • Weight(kg)0.35kg
  • ISBN9789628681662
Regular PriceHK$180

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Chinese Festivals in Hong Kong

Book Information

It comes as a surprise to many to discover that Hong Kong, outwardly so modern, still celebrates a wide range of traditional Chinese festivals. Because many festivals for gods and ghosts are now forbidden in mainland China, Hong Kong remains one of the few places in the world to watch these fascinating Chinese traditions. There are noisy colorful public festivals integrating into city life and in village environment, there are also quieter festivals based mainly on the home and family, and others associated with religious institutions. 

A festival-watcher book outlines each festival in each month, describing what the community folks do and the stories behind. First published in 1982, this redesigned edition will retain the original lively text with updated information, festival calendar, and some 90 vivid color photos.

Author Description

A noted social anthropologist, Barbara E. Ward was a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge and a one-time Reader in Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Barbara Ward first went to Hong Kong in 1950 and lived here whenever she had the opportunity. At the time of her death in January 1983, she was preparing a book on the Boat People of Hong Kong, among whom she lived for several years. She wrote numerous articles on Chinese social and economic organization, particularly in Hong Kong and was editor of Women in the New Asia (UNESCO 1964).