Gwulo talk on 6th April, 2016
The talk is hosted by the Royal Asiatic Society, but all are welcome to attend. I hope to see you there!
In, on, under and around Hong Kong harbour
David Bellis will show a selection of photos from his collection, using them to tell us stories about old Hong Kong.
Most of the photos were taken in the early years of the twentieth century, and show a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. They have been scanned at high-resolution and digitally restored, so David can zoom in to show us their hidden details.
In this talk we'll use the old photos to look at the harbour through the eyes of several different groups, including: The Royal Navy, local fishermen, overseas tourists and swimmers & sailors.
David runs the popular local-history website, Gwulo.com. It hosts over 20,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 10,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP's Heritage Preservation Award, one of their "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards", for his work on Gwulo.com.
Date: Wednesday, 6th April, 2016
Time: 6:30pm Reception opens, 7.00 pm Lecture starts
Venue: Auditorium, L4, Centre for Visual Arts, 7A Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels
Admission: RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150
Booking: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door.