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武藝薪傳:螳螂拳黃漢勛宗師與『新武化』運動藏品展 (11.11.2016 – 28.2.2017)

Praying Mantis School Master WONG Hon Fan and the Martial Arts Revitalisation Movement

展覽 Exhibition

香港中文大學圖書館將於11月11日起至翌年2月28日舉辦「武藝薪傳:螳螂拳黃漢勛宗師與新武化運動藏品展」,展出由螳螂拳宗師黃漢勛先生家族所捐贈的有關新武化運動及螳螂拳之珍貴文獻和圖片。

二十世紀初,中國積弱不振,加上列強侵略,嚴重打擊民族自信。國術界主張以武學改善國民身心體格。1909年,霍元甲、陳公哲及盧煒昌等籌建精武會,旨在提倡武術、強身健魄、啟發精神,並提出「新武化」運動。有別於一般「分門分派」的武館,精武會雲集各派名師教授,研習武術。此外,該會提倡階級、性別平等的西方觀念,並籌辦西方體育和文藝等活動。

黃漢勛先生師承精武會名師、山東螳螂拳宗師羅光玉先生。後漢勛先生設館授徒,又服務於香港精武體育會達四十年之久,期間銳意推動「新武化」運動,對國術的健康發展貢獻良多,並著有武學書籍三十餘種,使中國武術更有系統地傳承下去。

在「武藝薪傳」展覽中,參觀者可以對當時國術界的情況,以至對漢勛先生的學習、授徒、著作及對國術界的貢獻,有一概括的認識,進一步體會習武之人在時局變遷之中,如何承先啓後,返本開新。

The University Library of The Chinese University of Hong Kong will present the exhibition ‘Praying Mantis School Master WONG Hon Fan and the Martial Arts Revitalisation Movement’ from 11 November 2016 to 28 February 2017. The exhibition will showcase the valuable collections donated by the family of Master Wong Hon Fan, the chief campaigner for the revitalisation movement.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, China was at the mercy of Western powers. National pride and the self-confidence of its people were at rock bottom. Over time, the strengthening of people’s physical calibre by the practice of Chinese martial arts was promoted by concerned groups in the community. At the beginning of 1909, Master HUO Yuanjia, CHEN Gongzhe , LU Weichang and other members founded the Chin Woo Athletic Association (Chin Woo), with the aim of promoting martial arts and the strengthening of both body and spirit.

Master WONG Hon Fan learned martial arts from the famous Praying Mantis School Master LUO Guangyu. He then became a martial arts master himself and served Chin Woo for 40 years. During that period, he was the chief campaigner for the revitalisation movement. At the same time, he was an advocate of the healthy development of Chinese martial arts, making substantial contributions to the movement. He was a key figure in the Praying Mantis school in Hong Kong. Not only that, he also authored and published more than 30 books on Praying Mantis practices and theories, as well as views on Chinese martial arts in general. Hence the extension of the Chinese martial arts lineage was made possible.

At the ‘Praying Mantis School Master WONG Hon Fan and the Martial Arts Revitalisation Movement’ exhibition, one can get a general picture of the martial arts scene at the time, together with an understanding of how Master WONG learned, taught and wrote about martial arts and how he contributed to the martial arts community. In addition, one can understand how martial arts practitioners built an unbroken lineage, passing on the discipline from generation to generation during turbulent times.

展覽詳情 Details

展覽日期:11.11.2016 – 28.2.2017

開放時間:www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk

地點:香港中文大學圖書館展覽廳

查詢:3943 8740

電郵:spc@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

歡迎公眾人士參觀

Date: 11.11.2016 – 28.2.2017

Opening Hours: www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk

Venue: Exhibition Area, University Library

Enquiries: 3943 8740

Email      : spc@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

All are welcome