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RASHKB Friends lectures Spring 2019 – David Bellis: Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell: Volume 2

30 March 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm GMT

Our friend David Bellis has kindly offered to come and talk to us again on his collection of photographs of old Hong Kong.  David will share some more of his favourite photos and stories from his growing archive of historic Hong Kong images. The talk follows recent publication of his latest book “Old Hong Kong Photos and The Tales They Tell: Volume 2”. It will be his fourth talk to the friends.

The photos for this talk are grouped around four themes:-


  1. The ubiquitous shoulder pole
  2. A selection of Hong Kong views from 1902
  3. Off the beaten track – less commonly seen parts of Hong Kong
  4. Photos of Kowloon


David runs the popular local-history website, Gwulo.com. It hosts over 30,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 15,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP’s Heritage Preservation Award, one of their “The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards”, for his work on Gwulo.com.


30 March 2019
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm GMT
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Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre
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London, NW1 2HD United Kingdom
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