Educational Series: Sunset Survivors: The Dying Trades of Hong Kong

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People always say Chinese culture is so amazing, but they don’t really know a lot about it. Meet the people keeping Hong Kong’s traditional industries alive. Join us for a fascinating talk on the dying trades of HK with Lindsay Varty author of the new book Sunset Survivors. Sunset Survivors tells the stories of Hong Kong’s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, from fortune telling to face threading, bamboo steamers, knife sharpening, even bird cage makers. Many of the professions profiled are struggling to stay relevant in today’s fast-paced, modern and highly digital world. Lindsay is an English/Macanese woman raised in Hong Kong, now a writer and career rugby player. She provides a cultural bridge from a western perspective. This talk will heighten your local awareness and generate even more appreciation for the charm and culture that makes HK so special.

DateMarch 27, 2019

Time10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

LocationAWA office

Member Cost$60

Guest Cost$120

Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part