Dear Colleagues and Students,
Due to overwhelming response, we will be offering 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:
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!
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