The New Crane Lake Residency (Luo Rui He) is one of the largest existing Hakka round houses in China. In 1996, it was reserved as the “Shenzhen Longgang Hakka Folk Culture Museum”by the Shenzhen Longgang District Government. It was listed as a “Provincial Cultural Relics Protection Unit” in 2002.
The magnificent and vigourous structure of The Residency is a living fossil of Hakka architecture. Extensive studies have been done for its representation of Shenzhen’s Hakka folk culture, patriarchal ideology, familial system, and architectural art. For decades, the Residency has attracted widespread interest from domestic scholars and overseas Hakka alike.
The event is organised to celebrate the “200th Anniversary for the Completion of The New Crane Lake Residency”, hosted in Shenzhen Longgang Nanlian community’s Luoruihe Village on November 5th, 2017. This one-day event is themed “Praise our ancestors, here we gathered”.