Chinese relied on carving inscriptions into stone as a way of preserving history and culture. Records of important events were inscribed extensively on stones.
Rubbings accurately reproduce the inscription, and provide a sharper and more readable image than the original inscription or a photograph of the original. It preserves a far better record of the inscription than the stone itself, which may over time deface from natural erosion.
Emma studied traditional Chinese rubbings with Pei Jian Ping at Luoyang Institute of Chinese Rubbings and Yuan Yu Hong at the National Library of China. Between 2016 to 2018, Emma was responsible for the preservation and research of stele inscriptions and other relief imageries of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals located at various sites in Hong Kong. She had continued to offer on site Chinese rubbing service as an independent provider.