About this Event
Take a captivating journey into Hong Kong's rich and dynamic history with this event. Join esteemed scholars Carmen Tsui, John Wong, and Chi Man Kwong as they delve into the intricate realm of Everyday Architecture in Context: Public Markets in Hong Kong (1842–1981), soar through the skies with Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub, 1930s-1998, and share the inspiring stories of Hongkongers in the British Armed Forces, 1860-1997. Moderated by renowned historian Christopher Munn and organized by the Society for Hong Kong Studies, this engaging event is not to be missed.
Presented with the support of the Society for Hong Kong Studies
Chi Man Kwong is an associate history professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He specialises in the military and naval history of modern East Asia. He has published Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840–1970 (co-authored) and Hongkongers in the British Armed Forces.
Carmen C. M. Tsui is an architect and urban historian, and an associate history professor at Lingnan University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialization in the history of architecture and urbanism.
John D. Wong’s research focuses on the flow of people, goods, capital, and ideas. John received his BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Chicago, an MBA from Stanford University, and a PhD in History from Harvard University.
*Please note that photos and videos of participants may be taken during the activities, which may be used by the organiser and the major sponsor for educational and promotional purposes in any way deemed appropriate, including dissemination through printed and online channels. Participation in the programme will constitute the participants’ consent to the above arrangement.
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) inspires the joy of reading by bringing the world’s writers and stories to Hong Kong’s diverse communities. A dynamic year-round programme and an annual festival offer dialogue, entertainment, and perspective, while the Young Readers Festival (YRF) motivates students to engage with all aspects of the written word, improving communication skills, while nurturing the art of writing and storytelling.
The annual festival features established and emerging writers from around the world, alongside local literary talents, in a programme that includes panel discussions, book talks, readings, workshops, walks, school programmes, performances, and more.
To find more, please visit our official website: https://www.festival.org.hk/
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
16/F., Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-27 Wing Wo Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong