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.