Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong history’
Despite lobbying from archivists and activists, Hong Kong still doesn’t have an archives law, which means the government can casually destroy documents or fail to keep records of internal communications. When it comes to researching Hong Kong’s history, scholars, journalists and members of the public are forced to rely on Britain’s national archives.
Hongkongers are more and more interested in their own history, as we can see in the popularity of local history tours. We look at how the framing of history directly affects how Hongkongers see themselves today.
More and more private museums have opened in Hong Kong in recent years. Unlike public museums, many of them showcase very specific interests. In a tiny place like Hong Kong, you can find museums featuring toys, furniture, camera equipment and even fans.
The Chinese Manufacturer’s Association says there are almost no factories still operating in Hong Kong. But some companies remain optimistic that local manufacturing won’t die out and do all their production here.
Hong Kong’s heritage, like walled villages and old markets, can’t stay forever, so a group of young people are leading tours to share these overlooked stories with the public while they still can.
While the sheer volume and creativity of the art and visual culture of the recent Umbrella Movement is unprecedented in Hong Kong’s history, the territory does have a history of protest and protest culture. Varsity takes a look at how protest objects and their collection have changed over the years.