Past Events

2024

【歷史沙龍】誰的古蹟?九廣鐵路總站與尖沙咀鐘樓

日期:2024年5月18日 (星期六 
時間:下午2:30至4:30  
地點:布里斯托大學 | Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB  
語言:廣東話  

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位於尖沙咀的九廣鐵路總站在1978年被拆除。如今,城市中僅存兩處舊車站的痕跡:六根矗立於市政局百週年紀念花園的柱子和仍然矗立於九龍半島尖端的「前九廣鐵路鐘樓」李明揚博士將探討那些保留火車站的嘗試,在其中一個新興的公民社會尋求來自地方政府、倫敦官員,甚至英女王的幫助。同時,他也會探討香港人,以及倫敦和香港的官員如何思考地方與人民之間的關係。 

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李明揚博士,香港大學歷史系博士。現任林肯大學東亞史講師。研究範圍包括香港史、城市史、中英關係史,著作見於 The International History Review 及 Urban History。其博士論文研究九廣鐵路在香港的歷史。 

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【History Salon】 Whose monument? The Kowloon railway terminus and Tsim Sha Tsui clock tower 

Date: 18 May 2024 
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm (UKT)   
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol   
Language: Cantonese 

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The Kowloon railway terminus in Tsim Sha Tsui was demolished in 1978. Today, only two traces of the old station remain in the city: six columns standing at the Urban Council Centenary Garden, and the now ‘Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower’, still on the tip of the Kowloon peninsula. Adonis M. Y. Li explores attempts to preserve the station, in which a nascent civil society searched for help from local government, London officials, and even the Queen. He explores how Hong Kong people and officials in both London and Hong Kong thought about the relationship between place and people.   

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Adonis M. Y. Li, Lecturer in East Asian History, University of Lincoln.  

His research interests include Hong Kong history, urban history, and the history of Sino-British relations. His research has appeared in The International History Review and Urban History. His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Hong Kong, explored the history of the Kowloon-Canton Railway.
HKHC Speaker's Series, Dr. Adonis M. Y. Li, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

Place, People, and Preservation: the old Kowloon railway terminus in Hong Kong 
Speaker: Dr. Adonis M. Y. Li, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom  
Date and Time: 17 May 2024, 2:30 – 4pm (UKT)  
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol  
Language: English   

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The Kowloon railway terminus in Tsim Sha Tsui was demolished in 1978. Today, only two traces of the old station remain in the city: six columns standing at the Urban Council Centenary Garden, and the now ‘Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower’, still on the tip of the Kowloon peninsula. Adonis M. Y. Li explores attempts to preserve the station, in which a nascent civil society searched for help from local government, London officials, and even the Queen. He explores how Hong Kong people and officials in both London and Hong Kong thought about the relationship between place and people.  

Adonis M. Y. Li is Lecturer in East Asian History at the University of Lincoln. His research interests include Hong Kong history, urban history, and the history of Sino-British relations. His research has appeared in The International History Review and Urban History. His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Hong Kong, explored the history of the Kowloon-Canton Railway.
HKHC Speaker's Series, Dr. Thomas M. Larkin, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada 

The China Firm: American Elites and the Making of British Colonial Society 
Speaker: Dr. Thomas M. Larkin, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada 
Date and Time: 3 May 2024, 3:30 – 5pm (UKT) 
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol 
Language: English 

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What roles did Americans play in the expanding global empires of the nineteenth century? Thomas M. Larkin examines the Hong Kong–based Augustine Heard & Company, the most prominent American trading firm in treaty-port China, to explore the ways American elites at once made and were made by British colonial society. Following the Heard brothers throughout their firm’s rise and decline, The China Firm reveals how nineteenth-century China’s American elite adapted to colonial culture, helped entrench social and racial hierarchies, and exploited the British imperial project for their own profit as they became increasingly invested in its political affairs and commercial networks. 
 
Through the central narrative of Augustine Heard & Co., Larkin disentangles the ties that bound the United States to China and the British Empire in the nineteenth century. Drawing on a vast range of archival material from Hong Kong, China, Boston, and London, he weaves the local and the global together to trace how Americans gained acceptance into and contributed to the making of colonial societies and world-spanning empires. Uncovering the transimperial lives of these American traders and the complex ways extraimperial communities interacted with British colonialism, The China Firm makes a vital contribution to global histories of nineteenth-century Asia and provides an alternative narrative of British empire. 

Thomas M. Larkin is Assistant Professor of Department of History at University of Prince Edward Island. 
【歷史沙龍】太古集團與香港

日期:2024年4月20日 (星期六) 
時間:下午2:30至4:30 
地點:布里斯托大學 | Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB 
語言:英文 

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太古集團於2020年慶祝在香港營運第一百五十年,但當年這個始創於利物浦、專營歐美貿易的小公司,何以會千里迢迢跑到香港,並且在此大展拳腳落地生根?畢可思教授會透過介紹他的新作,為我們解答以上問題。 

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畢可思教授,香港史研究中心聯合總監。 

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【History Salon】 Swire and Hong Kong 

Date: 20 April 2024 (Saturday) 
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm 
Venue: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB 
Language: English 

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In 2020 the Swire Group marked its 150th anniversary of operating in Hong Kong. But why did this small company, originally established in Liverpool, and involved in the trade between Britain and North America, come to Hong Kong, and how did it grow and stay there. Robert Bickers will introduce his book about the company's history and discuss these questions. 

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Prof. Robert Bickers, Co-Director, Hong Kong History Centre 
【歷史沙龍】香港與英聯邦,1949-1997


日期:2024年3月23日 (星期六)
時間:下午2:30至4點
地點:布里斯托大學 | Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB
語言:廣東話

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香港在1997年前是英國殖民地,也因此曾是英聯邦的一部份。現代的英聯邦組織始自1949年,成員國除英國外,還有加拿大、澳洲、新加坡、印度等。但如果英聯邦不僅是一個組織,而是一個世界,這個看似陌生的名字,其實離香港不遠。

羅銳潛博士在三月份的香港歷史沙龍,將與我們剖析香港與英聯邦世界被忽略的關係。英聯邦如何塑造香港教育?誰在兩處之間旅居、遷移?香港經濟發展和英聯邦有何關係?香港歷史與世界之間千絲萬縷,英聯邦是不顯眼但重要的一環。

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羅銳潛博士,牛津大學現代中國及東亞史講師。

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【History Salon】Hong Kong and the Commonwealth, 1949-1997

Date: 23 March 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 – 4pm
Venue: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB
Language: Cantonese

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Hong Kong, as a British colony until 1997, was part of the Commonwealth. The modern Commonwealth organisation began in 1949. Besides Britain, its member countries include Canada, Australia, Singapore and India, among others. But if the Commonwealth was not just an organisation but a world, this seemingly unfamiliar name might have been closer to Hong Kong than once thought.

In the third Hong Kong History Salon, Dr Tommy Lo will discuss with us the overlooked links between Hong Kong and the Commonwealth world. How did it shape Hong Kong education? Who were sojourning and migrating between Hong Kong and the Commonwealth? And what did the Commonwealth have to do with the city’s remarkable economic growth? Numerous ties connected Hong Kong history with the world; those with the Commonwealth were unobvious but important.

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Dr Tommy Lo, Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese and East Asian History, University of Oxford
HKHC Speaker’s Series, Dr. Catherine S. Chan, Lingnan University


Remembering the Canine Bloodbath: The Dark Side of Hong Kong’s Progressive Seventies
Speaker: Dr. Catherine S. Chan, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Date and Time: 7 March 2024, 9 - 10:30am (UKT) / 5 - 6:30 (HKT)
Venue: Online (Zoom)
Language: English


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1970s Hong Kong is usually remembered as a period of optimism, progress, and constructive reinvention. The MacLehose administration, the longest in the history of British Hong Kong, introduced a series of social reforms—free education, more housing projects, better social welfare, etc.—to regain local confidence following the social disturbances of 1966 and 1967. There was, however, a dark side to this narrative of ‘progress.’ The well-publicised ‘Hongkong Clean Campaign,’ which ran for years in hopes of improving the city’s sanitation, was more than a call to sweep the city’s streets and housing estates clean. It resulted in the irrational mass slaughter of thousands of dogs and the restructuring of human-canine relations, particularly with the lumping of domesticated, stray, and feral dogs under the shared categories of ‘nuisance’ and ‘undesirable.’ Delving into the anti-dog movement that emerged in the early twentieth century yet climaxed during the ‘Hongkong Clean Campaign,’ my study will uncover, from a more-than-human perspective, narratives of cruelty that helped underpin Hong Kong’s progressive seventies.


Catherine Chan is Research Assistant Professor of History at Lingnan University. She is a social and urban historian of diaspora, heritage preservation issues, and human-animal relations in colonial and postcolonial Hong Kong, Macau, and Philippines. Chan has published extensively on the Macanese diaspora and is currently working on a book project concerning the more-than-human history of dogs in twentieth-century British Hong Kong.
【歷史沙龍】麥理浩與廉政公署 

日期:2024年2月24日 (星期六)  
時間:下午2:30至4點  
地點:布里斯托大學 | Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB 
語言:廣東話

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亷署在政府内部爭論數十年後終於在1974年成立,為什麼要討論那麽久才下定決心?亷署又如何渡過1977年的警廉衝突和種種風波?麥理浩又是否真的是廉政先鋒英雄人物?葉健民教授在二月份的《香港歷史沙龍》,將與我們一一探討這些問題 

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葉健民教授,香港史研究中心研究總監。   

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【History Salon】 MacLehose and ICAC 

Date: 24 February 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 - 4pm
Venue: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB
Language: Cantonese 

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ICAC was created in 1974 after decades of debates and deliberation inside the government. Why did it take so long? How could it survive the police mutiny in 1977? Is MacLehose a hero? Prof. Ray Yep will share with us his research on these matters in the second Hong Kong History Salon.

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Prof Ray Yep, Research Director, Hong Kong History Centre
【歷史沙龍】多種族的英國身份及香港身份認同,1910-45  

日期:2024年1月27日 (星期六)  
時間:下午2:30至4點  
地點:布里斯托大學 | Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB 
語言:廣東話  

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香港曾為英國殖民地多年,在英殖統治下出生的居民大多擁有英籍身份。但在法律條文以外,英國身份到底對香港的居民有何意義?港英政府及英國官員又如何看待擁有英籍身份的香港居民?  

在1月份的歷史沙龍,江偉欣博士將帶領我們探索兩次世界大戰期間的香港居民如何在種族主義及民族主義高漲之時,把英國身份定義為一種超越種族界限的國民身份及文化認同。我們亦會探討這些意識,如何影響現今香港居民對英國身份的理解,及香港多元文化社會的發展。  

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江偉欣博士,布里斯托大學歷史系講師,香港史研究中心聯合總監。 

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【History Salon】Multiracial Britishness in 1910-45

Date: 27 January 2024
Time: 2:30 - 4pm
Venue: Arts Complex, 7 Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1TB
Language: Cantonese

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Multiracial Britishness in 1910-45: Hong Kong and its contemporary implications

What does it mean to be British? In the Hong Kong History Centre’s first History Salon, Dr. Vivian Kong offers some answers to this question by sharing with us the findings of her recently published book, Multiracial Britishness: Global Networks in Hong Kong, 1910-45. She will take us to an under explored site of Britishness - the former British colony of Hong Kong, where all those born and naturalised there had access to a British nationality status. Amidst rising nationalism and stark racism in the interwar years, residents of Hong Kong in fact understood Britishness not only as a racial category, but also as a means of social advancement, and a form of cultural and national belonging. We will also explore how these diverse notions of Britishness shaped Hong Kongers’ continued engagements with Britishness, and the development of Hong Kong’s multicultural society.

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Dr Vivian Kong, Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Bristol; Co-Director, Hong Kong History Centre

2023

HKHC Speaker’s Series, Dr Helena F. S. Lopes, Cardiff UniversityHelena Lopes's Book Talk poster.

Book Talk: Neutrality and Collaboration in South China: Macau during the Second World War
Speaker: Dr Helena F. S. Lopes, Cardiff University
Date and Time: 6 December 2023, 3:30 – 5pm (GMT)
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol

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This talk introduces the recently published book Neutrality and Collaboration in South China: Macau during the Second World War (Cambridge University Press, 2023). The South China enclave of Macau was the first and last European colonial settlement in East Asia and a territory at the crossroads of different empires. Exploring the intersections of local, regional and global dynamics, the book analyses the layers of collaboration that developed from neutrality in Macau during the Second World War. 

Drawing on extensive research from multilingual archival material from Asia, Europe, Australasia and America, Lopes explores connections between a variety of multinational actors with competing and collaborative interests, including Chinese Nationalists, Communists and collaborators with Japan, Portuguese colonial authorities and British and Japanese representatives. Lopes argues that neutrality eased the movement of refugees of different nationalities who sought shelter in Macau during the war and that it helped to guarantee the maintenance of colonial rule in Macau and Hong Kong in the post-war period. Following refugees, diplomats, colonial officials, intermediaries, philanthropists, and spies, this book rethinks Asia-Europe connections in the 1930s and 1940s, the uses and abuses of neutrality in East Asia, and the interplay of imperialism and anti-imperialism in a global Second World War. The presentation will give particular emphasis to Hong Kong-Macau connections during the war.

Dr Helena F. S. Lopes is Lecturer in Modern Asian History at Cardiff University.
香港史研究中心 /《尚未完場》/ 私人放映 Hong Kong History Centre / “TO BE CONTINUED” / Private Screening

We are excited to invite you to a private screening of ‘To Be Continued’ in Bristol, organised and brought to you by Hong Kong History Centre. 
We will also be providing a sneak preview of episode one of: ‘Hong Kong Documented’ (12 mins), co-produced by Hong Kong History Centre and Society for Hong Kong Studies. 

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'To Be Continued' poster.https://tinyurl.com/HKHCscreening 

我們誠邀你參與由香港史研究中心於布里斯托舉辦的《尚未完場》私人放映。 
同場加映:香港史研究中心 暨 香港學會 共同製作——《香港史. 記》第一輯(12分鐘) 

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Screening Details 
‘To Be Continued’ 
* Includes Post Screening Online Sharing with Directors 
* Additional Screening: ‘Hong Kong Documented’ Episode 1 (12 mins) 

Date and Time: 3 December 2023 (Sun), 10:30am-1pm (Entry opens at 10:15am) 
Venue: Watershed Cinema 3 (1 Canons Road, Bristol BS1 5TX) 
Language: Cantonese & English (with Chinese and English subtitles) 
Entry fee: Free of charge (registration required, open seating) 

Additional Information: 

– This is a private screening. Tickets are only available from the Hong Kong History Centre. 
– One ticket per registration; no entry to the venue without a ticket. 
– Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the screening for registration. The film will start promptly. 

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放映詳情 

《尚未完場》 
* 設有映後導演線上分享環節 
* 同場加映:《香港史. 記》第一輯(12分鐘) 
 
日期及時間:2023年12月03日(星期日)上午10:30-1pm (10:15am開放入場) 
地點: Watershed Cinema 3 (1 Canons Road, Bristol BS1 5TX) 
語言: 廣東話、英語(輔以中文及英文字幕) 
票價: 免費(須事先登記,不設劃位) 
 
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相關連結: 
“To Be Continued” Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/docu.tobecontinued 
收看預告 Click here for trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6GICy7Nmpc 
聯絡 Contact: hkhistory-centre@bristol.ac.uk 

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Synopsis of <To be Continued> 
Convenient, tired and vapid, ‘East-meets-West’ is a cliché that has for decades been used to sell the ‘Hong Kong story’ to the world. Yet in the forgotten legend of Harry Odell, Hong Kong’s first impresario, a rediscovery of the city’s soul awaits. 

Flamboyant and cigar-chomping, Odell was a Cairo-born, Shanghai-bred Russian Jew who stamped his mark on the cultural life of post-war Hong Kong. His hopeful, if chronically loss-making adventures pushed the cultural frontiers of his adopted home, capturing the open, dynamic and inclusive spirit of a bygone era to leave a legacy that resonates to this day. What began as a conservation campaign to save the iconic State Theatre in Hong Kong morphed into five years of research and interviews with those who witnessed Odell in action. The result: a film that is as much a study of one indomitable pioneer as it is a soul-searching journey of what defines Hong Kong. 

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紀錄⽚簡介 

歐德禮是⼀個時代,代表⼀個被遺忘的美麗舊香港。 

他是叱吒⼀時的娛樂⼤亨,是皇都戲院前⾝ - 璇宮戲院的創辦⼈,五⼗年代戰後蕭條,他已⼀⼿引入多位國際知名⾳樂家,永遠叼着⼀⼝雪茄⾒報寫專欄,演藝事業虧損慘重,卻為香港⽂化開闢了新天地,被稱為「香港⽂化史前⼈物」。 

但他的傳奇今天卻無⼈知曉。 

有⼈不⽢⼼,五年來鍥⽽不捨去翻查資料,上⼭下海⽤盡古怪⽅法尋覓歐德禮的後⼈,赫然發現跨時空的連繫。 

在那個⽩天上映⿈⾶鴻和林黛電影的⼤戲院,晚上有名家如 Isaac Stern、Fournier坐鎮,華洋雜處,雅俗共賞,只此⼀家。標誌香港新時代的⼤會堂開幕,第⼀場演奏正是由歐德禮承辦。 

五、六⼗年代那個消失的香港⼜再被看⾒:曾經如此兼容並包、不問⾝世、各種⽂化互相碰撞,那是香港和世界的初戀。 

讓我們記得這個故事。歐德禮和香港的傳奇,尚未完場。 
HKHC Speaker's Series, Prof Philip Thai, Northeastern UniversityPhilip Thai's talk poster.

Topic: A Hole in the Bamboo Curtain: Hong Kong in the Cold War
Speaker: Prof. Philip Thai, Northeastern University
Date and Time: 28 November 2023, 3:30 - 5pm (GMT)
Venue: Online (Zoom)

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During the Cold War, Hong Kong played a crucial role supporting the economic and foreign policies of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The British colonial enclave helped the PRC circumvent an array of embargos and trade restrictions imposed by a hostile international community. This paper examines the histories of “red capitalists” and Chinese Communist front companies who operated within the interstices of Cold War rivalries and fractured jurisdictions. The former were shadowy middlemen who brokered connections between the PRC and the global economy, while the latter were businesses that served the geopolitical aims of the PRC by promoting Chinese exports, earning foreign exchange, cultivating overseas ties, and collecting outside information. Though they remain relatively understudied, red capitalists have amassed vast fortunes while front companies rank among the largest firms in China and the world today. This talk will consider how the history of both red capitalists and front companies could address critical questions in the history of Hong Kong and the Cold War more generally.

Philip Thai is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies and Director of the Global Asian Studies Program at Northeastern University.

 

HKHC Speaker’s Series: Prof. Angelina Y. Chin, Pomona CollegeAngelina Chin's Speaker's Series book talk details.

Book Talk: Unsettling Exiles: Chinese Migrants in Hong Kong and the Southern Periphery During the Cold War
Speaker: Prof. Angelina Y. Chin, Pomona College
Date and Time: 17 November 2023, 9 - 10:30am (GMT)
Venue: Online (Zoom)

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The conventional story of Hong Kong celebrates the people who fled the mainland in the wake of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. In this telling, migrants thrived under British colonial rule, transforming Hong Kong into a cosmopolitan city and an industrial and financial hub. Unsettling Exiles recasts identity formation in Hong Kong, demonstrating that the complexities of crossing borders shaped the city’s uneasy place in the Sinophone world.

Angelina Y. Chin foregrounds the experiences of the many people who passed through Hong Kong without settling down or finding a sense of belonging, including refugees, deportees, “undesirable” residents, and members of sea communities. She emphasizes that flows of people did not stop at Hong Kong’s borders but also bled into neighboring territories such as Taiwan and Macau. Chin develops the concept of the “Southern Periphery”—the region along the southern frontier of the PRC, outside its administrative control yet closely tied to its political space. Both the PRC and governments in the Southern Periphery implemented strict migration and deportation policies in pursuit of border control, with profound consequences for people in transit. Chin argues that Hong Kong identity emerged from the collective trauma of exile and dislocation, as well as a sense of being on the margins of both the Communist and Nationalist Chinese regimes during the Cold War. Drawing on wide-ranging research, Unsettling Exiles sheds new light on Hong Kong’s ambivalent relationship to the mainland, its role in the global Cold War, and the origins of today’s political currents.

Angelina Y. Chin is associate professor of history at Pomona College.
HKHC Speaker's Series: Prof. Cecilia L. Chu, The Chinese University of Hong KongCecilia Chu's event poster.

Book Talk: 'Building Colonial Hong Kong: Speculative Development and Segregation in the City'
Date and Time: 24 October 2023, 3:30 - 5pm (BST)
Venue: Lecture Room 8 (LT8), Arts Complex, University of Bristol

To attend, please register in Eventbrite.

In Building Colonial Hong Kong, Chu traces what she calls “speculative urbanism” where different constituencies–British developers, colonial officials, as well as property-owning and working-class Chinese–struggled over the politics of colonial difference and property rights in shaping the built environment. These struggles helped to determine racial and class segregation, the provision of urban services, and practices of cultural representation and identity formation. While the examples of opportunism and speculation chronicled in Building Colonial Hong Kong will resonate with those familiar with Hong Kong’s property market today, her exploration of the interplay between British colonial governance and the political practices of native propertied classes offer new insights into Hong Kong’s development. Engaging a broad, interdisciplinary, and geographically comparative body of literature, Chu moves beyond her case study to make bigger claims about the relationships and tensions among liberal property markets, racist exclusion, cultural representations, and various "improvement" schemes within urban colonial contexts.

This book has just received the 2023 Best Book in Non-North American Urban History Award by the Urban History Association.
HKHC X SHKS《尚未完場》社區放映 🎥 “TO BE CONTINUED” COMMUNITY SCREENING

Screening Details

Date & Time: September 24, 2023 (Sun) 3:15pm @Screening Room
Venue: Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Address: 135 Junction Road, Kowloon (10-minute walk from Lok Fu MTR station)
Film duration: 80 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the directors
Language: Cantonese & English (with Chinese and English subtitles)
Entry fee: Free of charge (open seating)

Additional Information:
– Confirmation of ticket registration will be sent via email by the Society for Hong Kong Studies (info@hkstudies.org)
– Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the screening for registration. The film will start promptly.

放映詳情

日期及時間:2023年9月24日(星期日)下午3:15 @放映室
地點: 香港兆基創意書院文化藝術中心(香港九龍聯合道135號 – 樂富地鐵站步行約10分鐘)
語言: 廣東話、英語(輔以中文及英文字幕)
片長: 80分鐘(放映後設導演分享會)
票價: 免費(不設劃位)

備註:
– 以由香港學會發出的電郵確認為成功登記門票。
– 請提早15分鐘到場,登記後方可入座,逾時不候。

Relevant Links:
“To Be Continued” Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/docu.tobecontinued
Click here for trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6GICy7Nmpc
Contact: info@hkstudies.org
HKHC Speaker's Series: Dr. Florence Mok, Nanyang Technological University

Book Talk: 'Covert Colonialism: Governance, Surveillance and Political Culture in British Hong Kong, c. 1966-97'
Date and Time: 5 October 2023, 3:30 - 5pm (BST) 
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol

To attend, please register in advance via this link.

Covert Colonialism fills the long-standing void in the existing scholarship by constructing an empirical study of colonial governance and political culture in Hong Kong from 1966 to 1997.Using under-exploited archival and unofficial data in London and Hong Kong, it overcomes the limitations in the existing literature which has been written mainly by political scientists and sociologists, and has been primarily theoretically driven. It addresses a highly contested and timely agenda, one in which colonial historians have made major interventions: the nature of colonial governance and autonomy of the colonial polity. This book focusing on colonialism and the Chinese society in Hong Kong in a pivotal period will generate meaningful discussions and heated debates on comparisons between 'colonialism' in different space and time: between Hong Kong and other former British colonies; and between colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong.
Hong Kong History Day

Date and Time: 16 Sep 2023 (Saturday), 10:15am -5:40pm (HKT)
Venue: The University of Hong Kong Campus (Exact location TBC)
Organizer: Society for Hong Kong Studies & Hong Kong History Centre, University of Bristol
Language: English and Cantonese
Format: In-person only

To attend, please register in advance via this link.

You may find the rundown here: Programme_HK History Day 2023

The upcoming “Hong Kong History Day” on September 16, co-organized by the Society for Hong Kong Studies (SHKS) and the Hong Kong History Centre (HKHC), will feature four academic panels. These panels will cover topics such as the challenges and achievements of archiving Hong Kong’s history, the study of music, cinema, and entertainment in Hong Kong’s past, the sharing of teaching experiences in Hong Kong history education, and a revisiting of the “Golden Era” of the 1970s through scholarly writing. The event aims to provide a platform for academic discussions and insights into various aspects of Hong Kong’s history.
1st Workshop of Early Career Scholars on Hong Kong History

Date and Time: 8 June 2023 (Thursday), 12-6pm (BST)
Venue: Research Space (1.H020), Arts Complex, University of Bristol


Global Histories of (Anti-)Colonialism with colleagues from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

Date and Time: 17-18 May 2023 (Wednesday)
Venue: Room G50, Arts Complex, University of Bristol
HKHC Speaker's Series: Prof. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California, Irvine (in-person only) 

Conversations on Hong Kong History with Prof. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, hosted by Dr. Vivian Kong 

Date and Time: 17 May 2023 (Wednesday), 10-11:30am (BST) 
Venue: B.H05 LT, Arts Complex, University of Bristol 
To attend, please register in advance via this link.


HKHC Speaker's Series: Dr. John D Wong, University of Hong Kong (in-person only) 

Book Talk: Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub  

Date and Time: 3 May 2023 (Wednesday), 4-5:30pm (BST) 
Venue: Room 4F2, Priory Road Complex, University of Bristol 

Please register for the event in advance via this link.
HKHC Speaker's Series: Dr. Gina Anne Tam, Trinity University (online only)

'Gender and Agency in Hong Kong's History of Activism: The Case of the 1978 Golden Jubilee Secondary School Protest'

Date and Time: 27 April 2023 (Thursday), 4-5:30pm (BST)

Please register for the event in advance via this link.