Breaking Barriers is pleased to invite you to a lunch time seminar on 14 June 2012.
Join us for a fascinating lecture by well-known Hong Kong historian Jason Wordie about ethnic minorities in Hong Kong over the years.
Hong Kong is often described - erroneously - as a cosmopolitan, "international" society, and at first glance the city certainly exhibits those characteristics. But like many aspects of local life, the reality is somewhat different. In many key respects, Hong Kong was a far more diverse society a century ago than it is today.
In his lecture, Jason will explore the social and professional roles and diverse contributions made by various ethnic minority groups to Hong Kong's evolution and development from the 1840s to the present day. Come and hear Jason talk about the role played by Sikhs, Punjabi Moslems, Nepalese, Sindhis, Portuguese, Eurasians and White Russians in Hong Kong.
About the speaker:
Jason Wordie is an established local historian and writer. He has made his home in the New Territories for more than twenty years.
A History graduate from Hong Kong University, he was a Council Member of the Royal Asiatic Society, Hong Kong Branch for some years. For the past 10 years Jason has been a regular contributor to South China Morning Post and his articles have explored many aspects of local history, culture and society. His current column, Then and Now, appears every week in the Sunday Morning Post, Post Magazine. Jason has published a number of books including Ruins of War: A Guide to Hong Kong's Battlefields and Wartime Sites; The Voices of Macao Stones and Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island.