“Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the world” – Guangdong Han Opera National Tour successfully held at USJ
USJ celebrated the 74th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China together with “Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the world” – 2023′ Guangdong Han Opera National Tour – Macau Performance.
In order to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) hosted the 2023′ Guangdong Han Opera National Tour – Macau Performance: “Happiness in Capital of Hakka in the world” performed by the Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute – on Saturday, 14 October 2023, at the Auditório Centenário de Fátima in Ilha Verde Campus.
The event was sponsored by the Publicity Department of the Meizhou Municipal Party Committee, the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Meizhou Municipal Committee, and the Meizhou Municipal Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism Bureau. It was hosted by the Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute and co-organized by the University of Saint Joseph and the Macao Jiaying Association.
Guangdong Han Opera is one of the three major forms of opera in Guangdong Province with a history of more than 300 years. The Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute was founded in 1959 and is a national intangible cultural heritage, and has been honoured as the “Peony of the South” by the beloved Premier Zhou Enlai. The Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute has been invited to perform abroad many times and this time, it has brought a series of unique Chinese operas to Macao, bringing new audio-visual enjoyment to the audience.
Attendees included The Most Reverend Stephen Lee Bun-Sang, Chancellor of USJ and Bishop of Macao, Prof. Stephen Morgan, Rector of USJ, Prof. Zhang Shuguang, Vice-Rector of USJ, Liu Yiliang, Deputy to the National People’s Congress of Macao, Zhang Yunquan, member of the Standing Committee of the Meizhou Municipal Party Committee and Minister of Publicity, Yin Xiaolan, first-level researcher of the Coordination Department of the Liaison Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Meizhou Municipal Party Committee Director of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office Deng Chi-hsing, Macau Foundation Executive Member Li Zhenqiang, Executive Council Member Chen Jialiang, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau representative Chen Huanshan, Macao Jiaying Association Founding President Huang Quanchang, President Guo Shouyuan, Zhuhai Meizhou Chamber of Commerce Founding President Yang Zhennan, Dabu Xiao Shuangsheng, member of the Standing Committee of the County Party Committee and Minister of the Publicity Department, Director Deng Rui, Level 2 Researcher of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the Meizhou Municipal Committee, Li Longhua, Deputy Director of the Publicity Department of the Meizhou Municipal Committee, Wang Yuping, Secretary of the Guangdong Han Opera Heritage Research Institute, Dr. Stephen Chan, Director of the Office of the Diocesan Catholic Education Commission, Macao Wu Jiating, Vice Chairman of the Women’s Federation, and others attended.