2013/2014 The School of Chinese Staff Seminar
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)
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!