Purpose and Vision

On 2 December 2014, the State Council announced the fourth national list of intangible cultural heritage. Hong Kong “Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music” was successfully inscribed onto the extension item list in the “Daoist music” item of “traditional music” category (serial number: 638, item number: II-139). The inscription of “Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music” onto the list represents the state and Hong Kong government both pay much attention to the ritual music of Hong Kong Daoist temple. It is a milestone of the Hong Kong Daoist promotion affairs. The performance of the ritual music, such as scripture chanting and instrumental music, is inherited by the Hong Kong Quanzhen Temples collectively.

Fung Ying Seen Koon is keen on the all-round conservation of Quanzhen Temples Taoist Ritual Music for over the years and aims to preserve this kind of unique Hong Kong Daoist musical culture comprehensively. Fung Ying Seen Koon has also made immense efforts in the production of videos and audios of Daoist ritual music, keeping alive its sights and sounds through the use of modern electronic technology. This database aims at long-term operation, and will upload various types of ritual music resources constantly for the public to access. The public can browse the information of the database by internet and understand the history and culture of this traditional intangible cultural heritage through the multimedia.