Past Perspectives: China Bound 太古集團乘風破浪
“All history begins in the present.” Robert Bickers’ history of the Swire Group opens with a flight from London to Hong Kong, and the observation that one company was involved to a greater or lesser extent with everything seen, travelled in or consumed on the journey. This fascinating exploration of Britain in Asia, and Asia in Britain, is not just a business history, but an extended case study in the history of globalisation. Professor Bickers will be in conversation with Hong Kong historian, Dr Elizabeth Sinn, former Deputy Director of the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Robert Bickers will join virtually. In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
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「所有歷史都從現在開始。」 Robert Bickers用一班倫敦飛往香港的航班開始講述太古集團的歷史，觀察到一家公司如何參與了旅途中所見所聞，及所消耗的一切。 他對英國在亞洲和亞洲在英國的這種有趣現場進行探索，不僅牽涉到商業史，還談及到全球化歷史。 Bickers教授將與香港歷史學家洗玉儀進行對話，後者是香港大學亞洲研究中心前副主任。Robert Bickers 將會於線上參與。 節目以英語進行，中文字幕將於24小時後提供在線上觀看。
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Born and educated in Hong Kong, Elizabeth Sinn has published on many aspects of its history, including the media, migration, prostitution and charity.
Robert Bickers is a writer and historian.