Talks | On the Verge of Metropolis: Squatters in Hong Kong 繁華邊緣︰香港寮屋

Talks 講座

On the Verge of Metropolis: Squatters in Hong Kong by Mr. Ko Tim Keung (Cantonese)
The speaker will talk about how the squatters dominated the city scene between the 1950s and 1970s. He will also share with the audience some stories about life in squatters in those unforgettable years.

繁華邊緣︰香港寮屋 -高添強先生 (粵語)

Some Historical Notes on Two Squatter Areas by Dr. Patrick Hase (English)
The talk is based on historical research into two squatter areas: the Hau Wong San Tsuen, outside Kowloon City, and Kwu Tung, between Sheung Shui and Yuen Long, an area typical of the more dispersed type of squatter settlement typical of the New Territories.

兩個寮屋區的歷史發展 - 夏思義博士 (英文)

About the Speakers 關於講者
Mr. Ko Tim-keung, Historian-in-residence, was formerly council member of Royal Asiatic Society (Hong Kong Branch) and member of Antiquities Advisory Board. At present, he serves as museum expert adviser for the Leisure and Culture Services Department and advisor of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. He has written extensively on various aspects of Hong Kong history.


Dr Hase has studied the history and traditional life of the New Territories and its people for over forty years.  He is the author of several books and numerous articles on the history of the New Territories, including The Six-Day War of 1899, Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism and Forgotten Heroes: San On County and its Magistrates in the Late Ming and Early Qing.  He is a past president and honorary fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong, and serves as honorary advisor to several museums in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kaiping.

夏思義博士研究新界歷史、傳統生活以及民居逾四十年。著有多本有關新界歷史的書籍及多篇文章,包括《被遺忘的六日戰爭──1899年新界鄉民與英軍之戰》及“Forgotten Heroes: San On County and its Magistrates in the Late Ming and Early Qing”。夏博士亦是皇家亞洲學會香港分會的前任會長和榮譽院士,並在香港、深圳和開平多家博物館擔任榮譽顧問。

Exhibition 展覽
20.10.2019 – 31.01.2020

A visual journey in post-war Hong Kong. These rare and striking images remind us a time before Hong Kong emerged as the high-rise financial hub we know today.

Friday – Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

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