Master Toa Wong (黃滔) is an honored and respected Cantonese opera master who passed away on June 30th this year at the age of 101.
In the past years, Master Wong donated more than 600 items of books and recordings to the Asian Library. He also helped build and document the collection of Cantonese Opera costumes in UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (MOA). On January 17, 2008, Asian Library, UBC St. John’s College, MOA, Office of AVP International Community Partners, as well as Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, C.A.R.E. Housing Society and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. hosted the “Honouring Master Wong Toa” event (梨園拾趣: 表揚粵劇大師黃滔) as part of the UBC Centennial Program.
This exhibit includes Master Wong’s donations to the Asian Library, which contains Cantonese opera recording cassette tapes, Cantonese opera learning materials, and scores of Cantonese opera music. Most of them are Master Wong’s private collections and some are his own works.
The display is dedicated to record and honor Master Wong’s remarkable contribution to the Cantonese opera in British Columbia. Come and visit the display at the Asian Centre foyer until November 20, 2015.
See also: Display Honouring Master Toa Wong 梨園樂韻在卑詩 (2008)