Hong Kong Society in This Period

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI:
Hong Kong Society in This Period

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This chapter discusses the society of Hong Kong during the late nineteenth century. It begins by discussing cultural and leisure activities during the 1870s, which included amateur theatrical performances and the revival of the Debating Society. It looks at the social distinctions in the country, most especially between the merchants and tradesmen. The Hong Kong Club, the visit of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and the changes that occurred in the social set-up are also discussed.

Keywords: society; Hong Kong; cultural and leisure activities; social distinctions; Hong Kong Club; Prince Alfred; changes; social set-up

Chapter.  9534 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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