Exhibition Guided Tours – The Pearl River Delta before and after the Opium War

Dear Colleagues and Students,

Due to overwhelming response, we will be offering three more Guided Tours of the Exhibition “From Canton Trade to Colonial Hong Kong: The Pearl River Delta before and after the Opium War”. Details are as follows:

Dates: 12 Dec 2017 (Tue)
  18 Jan 2018 (Thu)
  27 Feb 2018 (Tue)
  (3 identical tours)
Language: English
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Venue: The Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce Ko Pui Shuen Gallery, 1/F, Library
Registration: Library Event Registration

Students may attain 1 hour credit for the HLTH1010 Healthy Lifestyle Course after attending the guided tour.

About the Tours

The tours will be guided by Dr Marco Caboara, Digital Scholarship and Archives Manager in the Library. He is an Italian scholar with a background in history of East-West interactions and Classical Chinese linguistics.

In the tours, Dr Caboara will introduce the exhibits, including the original maps, city views, and photos of Macao, Canton and Hong Kong from 1700 to 1870. They show the changes in trade and the impact of the Opium Wars on the region. Dr Caboara will discuss the background and the visual features of these valuable and fascinating images, and also explain the other theme of the exhibition, the different views of the world and the different technologies shown by Chinese and Western maps at the start of the European expansion in the region.

More information about the exhibition: http://library.ust.hk/exhibitions/pearl-river-delta/

We look forward to seeing you!

HKUST Library

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