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The Past and Present Elites of Charitable Organisations

The Past and Present Elites of Charitable Organisations

Date: 2021/9/18 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre)
Speaker: Prof. LAU Chi Pang (Associate Vice-President cum Professor of Department of History, Lingnan University of Hong Kong)
Organiser: Jointly organised with the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission by reservation. Reservations for the talk starts on 7.9.2021 (Tuesday) and can be made by calling Tung Wah Museum at 2770 0867 (9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Seats are limited. Each person may reserve two seats for each talk. First-come-first-served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2770 0867

In 1870, the British Hong Kong Government announced the founding of Tung Wah Hospital and appointed a board of directors made up of 13 Chinese leaders. In the first 20 to 30 years after Hong Kong’s founding, a group of Chinese leaders, mostly Confucian merchants, rose to prominence. The speaker will compare the elites of the past and present in terms of family, native township and social engagement, and explore why generation after generation of individuals are willing to contribute their money, time and effort to support the work of charitable organisations.