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Our Next Meeting

posted 6 Jan 2012, 01:59 by Secretary RCOHK   [ updated 6 Jan 2012, 02:00 ]

Date & Time: Tuesday, 10 January 2012, 1pm-2pm 
(Registration starts at 12.45pm)

Place: The Hong Kong Bankers Club

    Dr Elizabeth Sinn

New Book Introduction–

“Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography”

edited by Christopher Munn and May Holdsworth

Dr Elizabeth Sinn (Ph.D., BBS) was Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, before she retired in 2004. Her other books include Power and Charity: the Early History of the Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong; Growing with Hong Kong: the Bank of East Asia 1919–1994 (1994), The Last Half Century of Chinese Overseas (1998) and Rethinking Hong Kong: New Paradigms, New Perspectives (2009). Her latest work is Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography (2011) which she co-edited with Christopher Munn and May Holdsworth. She is also the author of many journal articles.  

She served for many years on the Antiquities Advisory Board and is an Advisor to the Museum of History. While writing a book on Chinese Migration, she is also a lead scholar of the “Hong Kong Memory Project” which is building a website on Hong Kong’s history, culture and heritage.

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The 
Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography collects in one volume more than 500 specially commissioned entries on men and women from Hong Kong history. Ninety contributors, including prominent academics, journalists and other experts, have written entries for the collection. The contents are arranged alphabetically and include some 370 illustrations in colour and black and white. The first of its kind for Hong Kong, the dictionary will be an enduring work of reference for scholars and researchers and a source of pleasure for the general reader.

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