Hong Kong Exhibition Honors the Mausoleum of Huangdi, Celebrating Shared Chinese Ancestry

The Administrative Committee of Huangdi Mausoleum Cultural Park

HONG KONG, July 01, 2024 — A launching ceremony marking the 27th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland was held in Victoria Park of Hong Kong on June 29, kicking off a series of celebration activities organized by the Hong Kong Celebrations Association.

An exhibition showcasing the culture of the Mausoleum of Huangdi drew a large crowd of Hong Kong citizens, providing them with a glimpse into Shaanxi Province, the northwestern Chinese province where the mausoleum is located, and allowing them to experience the allure of excellent traditional Chinese culture. The administrative committee of Huangdi Mausoleum cultural park and the government of Huangling County organized a cultural promotion event on June 30 at the Grand Center in Hong Kong.

Huangdi, also known as the Yellow Emperor, spearheaded and established the foundation for the prosperous civilization of the Chinese nation. He is regarded as the progenitor of Chinese culture. According to “Records of the Grand Historian,” after Huangdi’s passing, he was interred in Qiaoshan Mountain. The Mausoleum of Huangdi is situated at the peak of Qiaoshan Mountain in Huangling County, Shaanxi Province.

The Mausoleum of Huangdi is a spiritual symbol of Chinese civilization, held in high esteem by Chinese people both within China and abroad. It serves as a sacred site for the Chinese diaspora worldwide to reconnect with their roots and pay homage to their ancestors.

The cultural exhibition encompasses an area exceeding 200 square meters. The exhibition centers on the theme of Huangdi and the culture surrounding his mausoleum. It comprises various sections, such as thematic displays featuring pictures and text, exhibitions of inscriptions and stone carvings, and showcases of black pottery artworks.

The exhibition aims to introduce the remarkable achievements of Huangdi, showcase the historical rituals and ceremonies dedicated to him throughout different periods, and narrate the story of the inheritance of Chinese civilization. Moreover, it endeavors to promote cultural tourism associated with the Mausoleum of Huangdi.

Within the exhibition, numerous precious cultural elements of the Mausoleum of Huangdi, such as replicas of the Xuanyuan Hall, the statue of Huangdi, the cypress tree planted by Huangdi himself, and the inscriptions within the mausoleum, are presented in Victoria Park. With the primary focus on inheriting the Huangdi culture and preserving the essence of Chinese root culture, this immersive exhibition provides visitors with an opportunity to experience Chinese culture and trace their cultural heritage.

The exhibition hall also features a variety of interactive experiences, enabling visitors to engage in activities such as seeking blessings, tracing the origins of family names, hanging wishing plaques on the cypress tree planted by Huangdi, ink rubbings, and collecting stamps.

Calligraphy artists and intangible cultural heritage inheritors from Huangling County are invited to write calligraphy on site and create traditional Huangling paper-cutting and dough flower artworks, affording Hong Kong citizens the chance to personally experience the profound traditional culture and cultivate a sense of cultural kinship.

In an effort to showcase China from various perspectives, this year’s celebration campaign has incorporated the participation of diverse provinces and cities in China, as well as relevant organizations and enterprises, which will present a panoramic view of the beautiful vision of China’s modernization and celebrate the joy of the return to the motherland. The exhibition will continue for four days until July 2.

Through exhibitions, interactive experiences of intangible cultural heritage, and cultural promotions, the event highlighted the profound cultural legacy of Huangdi and the splendid image of Shaanxi, aiming to enhance cultural exchanges and tourism partnerships between Hong Kong and Shaanxi, and further expand the scope of cooperation and communication between the two regions.

Source: The Administrative Committee of Huangdi Mausoleum Cultural Park

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