About WE ALL LIVE IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY
In 2008 the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation collaborated with the Design and Cultural Studies Workshop (cnc.org.hk) in Hong Kong to create the We All Live in the Forbidden City (WALFC) program. Using a contemporary voice and a variety of media formats, this program celebrates the Forbidden City and the study of architecture, imperial life, and Chinese cultural history in ways that are accessible, appealing, and relevant to children, parents, students, teachers, and the general public. Working with China Institute in America, this program has now been brought to an English-language audience. Through four books, e-books, education programs, and this website, you will have the opportunity to learn about Chinese culture through this international icon.
About The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation
Established in Hong Kong in 2005, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization engaged in strategic, long-term projects in Hong Kong and around the world. Its mission is to foster and support Chinese arts and culture and to promote a deeper understanding of Buddhist teachings and their application in everyday life. The Foundation supports efforts that make traditional Chinese arts accessible and relevant to audiences worldwide. It also supports the creation of new works that bring innovative perspectives to the history of Chinese art, and that improve the quality and accessibility of scholarship on Chinese art. Guided by a belief that the insights of Buddhism have a vital role to play in approaching the challenges facing contemporary society, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation has committed substantial resources to expanding the understanding, interpretation, and application of Buddhist philosophy. To learn more about The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and its activities, please visit www.rhfamilyfoundation.org.
About The Design and Cultural Studies Workshop Limited (CnC)
Established by Mr. Chiu Kwong-chiu in 2001, The Design and Cultural Studies Workshop Limited (CnC) is a charitable organization in Hong Kong dedicated to the research, analysis, interpretation and promotion of traditional Chinese culture as well as contemporary art and design. The key research topics are “culture,” “design” and “Hong Kong.” Via multiple platforms, including book publications, digital media, exhibitions, and educational workshops, CnC collaborates earnestly with different organizations in China, Hong Kong and overseas on its promotional programs. These programs aim to enhance the awareness, level of understanding and interest in learning about traditional Chinese culture among the general public. The “We All Live in the Forbidden City” education programme, sponsored by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, was launched in 2011. It has since become one of most recognized & successful CnC programs. To learn more about The Design and Cultural Studies Workshop Limited and its activities, please visit cnc.org.hk.
About China Institute in America
China Institute advances a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business, and art in the belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community. Founded in 1926 by a group of American and Chinese educators, China Institute is the oldest bicultural non-profit organization in the U.S. to focus exclusively on China. The organization promotes the appreciation of Chinese heritage and provides the historical context for understanding contemporary China. Programs, activities, courses, and seminars are offered on the visual and performing arts, culture, history, music, philosophy, language, and literature for the general public, children, and teachers, as well as for business. To learn more about China Institute, please visit www.chinainstitute.org.
The English language We All Live in the Forbidden City program is produced by