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Exhibition Online: 夕陽西下:清代兩性的暮年自述 As the Sun Sets: Qing Men and Women Speak on Aging


Venue: Au Shue Hung Memorial Library
Date: 8 Dec 2022 - 9 Jan, 2023
*This exhibition is restricted to HKBU eligible users only
*In the event of special conditions, exhibition hours may vary
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About the Exhibition



Selecting a variety of works authored by both genders, this exhibition displays sample narratives that allow viewers to catch a glimpse of the joy, challenges, and frustration shared by elders in the past. While numerous texts demonstrate the elderly adults’ complaints about their physical decline, psychological uneasiness, and mental discomfort, positive writings that reflect the authors’ pleasure in and gratitude for getting old are also available in large quantity. Over three hundred keywords representing happy, sad, or the mixed feelings and complicated moods of the Qing elderly are highlighted in the exhibition.Besides, pictures visualizing old age and featuring past techniques to reassured aged persons are also displayed. The on-site book exhibition invites viewers to brainstorm situating the elderly in history and the significance of “age” as a category of historical analysis.

項目主持: 劉詠聰教授
Project leader: Prof. Clara Wing-chung Ho

Virtual Exhibition

Exhibition Highlights