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Hong Kong-Japan Relationship Based on Newspaper Advertisements Published a Century Ago

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Humanities and Law Open Day (January 2024)

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Date & time
20Jan 2024 (Sat)11:30 - 12:30 Free
Type of Event
In-person Attendance
Room 303, 3/F., Admiralty Centre, Admiralty
  • Mr Hau Ching Yee (HKU SPACE Japanese Lecturer)

Mr Hau Ching Yee

Mr Hau Ching Yee is a part-time lecturer of the HKU SPACE. He is also the Chairman of the Hoi Bun Heritage Docents Society, Director of the Hong Kong History and Culture Society, and the former Principal of the Japan Society of Hong Kong.

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日語證書 (入門) 網上日語入門 1 網上日語入門 2

What Japanese goods and services could be purchased in Hong Kong over a century ago? Through the advertisements published in Chinese and English newspapers in Hong Kong a century ago, the spekaers will try to examine the early circulation of Japanese goods in Hong Kong and trace the trade relations and cultural contacts between Hong Kong and Japan from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These old advertisements are rare to come by today, but they still make for an interesting read.