Past Perspectives: Rethinking Colonial History 反思殖民地舊史
A distinguished panel of Hong Kong historians share new perspectives on British presence in early 19th century Hong Kong and Canton. Honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr Elizabeth Sinn has written widely on Hong Kong history, most importantly on the Tung Wah Hospital, the Bank of East Asia and Chinese emigration to America. Her most recent publication is The Bank of East Asia: A Century of Innovation, Progress and Commitment 1919–2019. John Carroll’s Canton Days: British Life and Death in China traces the life and times of early expatriates engaged in trade and exchange with China. In Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong: Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Gaol, May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn recount the histories of Hong Kong’s, police, magistracy and gaol, through their primary locations, now the site of ILF venue, Tai Kwun Arts and Heritage Centre. They talk with Professor Julia Kuehn, Head of the School of English at HKU, whose research interests include representations of Hong Kong in Victorian travel writing.
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香港著名歷史學家小組就19世紀初英國的勢力如何影響香港和廣州分享了新觀點。 香港人文社會科學研究所名譽教授洗玉儀就香港歷史寫了很多書，主要寫有關東華醫院，東亞銀行和中國移民到美國。 她最近的出版物是《The Bank of East Asia: A Century of Innovation, Progress and Commitment 1919–2019》。John Carroll是近期兩部回望十九世紀英國殖民統治在廣東和香港的歷史書的作者，他的
《Canton Days: British Life and Death in China》追溯早期僑民在華貿易和交流的生活與時代。在《Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong: Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Gaol》，May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn透過描寫大館（今大館藝術文化中心），勾勒出香港的警察，法庭和監獄互相交疊的歷史。
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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.
John Carroll is Professor of History and Associate Dean (Global) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches courses on Hong Kong, the British Empire, museums, and tourism.
Julia Kuehn is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Hong Kong.