Past Event

Borderland Asia in Historical Perspective: Hong Kong

March 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Event

Please join us for a panel discussion: 

Borderland Asia in Historical Perspective: Hong Kong

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, University of California Irvine

Angelina Chin, Pomona College

Denise Ho, Yale University

Peter Hamilton, Trinity College Dublin

Moderated by: Paul Kreitman, Columbia University

This panel discussion explores the border between the People’s Republic of China and British Hong Kong (1949-1997). Denise Ho analyses the history of oyster aquaculture in Deep Bay between Shenzhen and the New Territories, while Angelina Chin surveys the history of border-crossing between Hong Kong and the P.R.C. between the 1950s and 1970s. Peter Hamilton uses the case study of the Shenzhen-Guangdong Expressway as a case study to explore the history of Hong Kong investment in mainland infrastructure in the 1980s. Jeffrey Wasserstom, author of Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink (Columbia Global Reports, 2020) will serve as discussant.

Organized by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University.

Online via Zoom. Please register here


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Athina Fontenot