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Recent Writings on Hong Kong History Panel

Rediscovering Hong Kong’s Past: Recent Writings on Hong Kong History Panel

For the 2024 edition of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Society for Hong Kong Studies is collaborating with the Festival committee to curate a panel specifically focused on recent writings on Hong Kong history. 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.

Society for Hong Kong Studies x Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Date: March 10, 2024 (Sunday)
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 Hong Kong time
Format: In-person (at Central)
Venue: 16/F, Chun Wo Commercial Centre, No. 23-29 Wing Wo Street, Central
Language: English

Panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Christopher Munn, Honorary Associate Professors, Department of History, The University of Hong Kong.

Discounted tickets are available exclusively for SHKS active members.

  • Regular Price: HK$198
  • SHKS Full and Associate Members: HK$128
  • Student Members (with valid student membership): Enjoy a 50% discount, reducing the ticket price to just HK$64.

Book Sale Available at the Event.

Panel Speakers

Dr. Kwong Chi Man is an associate professor in the history department of Hong Kong Baptist University. He specialises in the military and naval history of modern East Asia, particularly from the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) to the 1970s. He has published Eastern Fortress A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840–1970 (co-authored) and Hongkongers in the British Armed Forces. His works can also be found in Modern Asian Studies, War in History, and Journal of Military History. Recently, he released a number of Digital Humanities projects, such as the 1941 Battle of Hong Kong: A Spatial History Project:

Dr. Carmen C. M. Tsui is an architect and urban historian. She is an associate professor in the Department of History 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. Her research focuses have been on the housing history of China and Hong Kong, heritage conservation and management, urban history, and architectural modernism in Asia. She is the principal investigator of numerous funded research projects and actively engages with the professional field of built heritage conservation:

Dr. John D. Wong’s research focuses on the flow of people, goods, capital and ideas. With a particular interest in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta/Greater Bay Area, he explores how such flows connected the region to the Chinese political center in the north as well as to maritime partners in the South China Sea and beyond.

John received his BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Chicago, MBA from Stanford University, and PhD in History from Harvard University. He worked for a number of years in finance and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA):

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

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. 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.

Dr. Kwong Chi Man, Dr. Carmen C.M. Tsui, Dr. John Wong, and moderated by Dr. Christopher Munn
Date & Time
March 10, 2024 (Sunday) 15:30 - 17:00 Hong Kong time