七巧圖的起源及流傳Some Historic Notes and Observations on the History of Qiqiao tu

2013/2014 The School of Chinese Staff Seminar

七巧圖的起源及流傳
Some Historic Notes and Observations on the History of Qiqiao tu

梁紹傑博士 Dr. S.K Leung

Date and Time: November 29, 2013 (Friday); 5:30pm-6:45pm
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU Language: (Putonghua)

源出中國的七巧圖,在十九世紀曾風行中西,惟其早期歷史,有如迷霧,至今仍含糊不清。是次研討,講者擬對七巧圖的起源及其在中西社會早期的流行情況,提出一些問題和看法,並展示一些相關的歷史樣本。

Qiqiao tu or Tangram was the most popular dissection puzzle in China and the West during the 19th century. While the little puzzle is nowadays still popular, its origin and history are becoming obscure and early publications of the game very rare to find. In this seminar, the speaker would share with the participants his observations on the origin of qiqiao tu in China and  some  interesting stories  of its  transmission  to  the West.  Early specimens  as  well  as publications of the puzzle will also be shown.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Poster:
https://web.chinese.hku.hk/poster/seminar20131129.pdf