Event Details

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 - Wednesday, 22 August 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 228
UQ Location:
Molecular Biosciences Building (St Lucia)
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Associate Professor Chi-Kong Lai
3365 6339
Org. Unit:
Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Event Description

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Neither “the periphery as the core” nor “the core as the periphery”: The Changing Role of Hong Kong in Modern Chinese History.

Presented by Professor Man-Kong Wong, Director of China Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University

Time: Wednesday 22 August, 11-1pm
Venue: Molecular Biosciences Bldg Room 228, UQ

Co-Chair: Dr Chi-kong Lai, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, UQ
Dr Hui Feng, Griffith Asia Institute

Welcome: Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch, Professor of History, Head of SHPI, The University of Queensland

This lecture offers an overview of the changing role of Hong Kong in modern Chinese history. As the British colonial historians insisted that Britain brought history to Hong Kong after the Opium War, the history of Hong Kong has become closely interwoven with that of modern China, from the Taiping Rebellion to the 1911 Revolution; from the Pacific War to the Cold War; and from the sovereign transfer to China to more recent developments in Hong Kong and mainland China.

The lecture will take a detour to avoid the historiographical biases that the British created as well as those by the Chinese. It gives a clear vision of the changing role of colonial Hong Kong in modern Chinese history. By doing so, it sheds light on the present state of affairs in Hong Kong and how they reveal the unique position of Hong Kong as a special administrative region of China since 1997.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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