Hong Kong in its Regional Context
Hong Kong’s history, culture and society cannot be fully understood without detailed reference to its regional context. Guangzhou – the fabled Canton of travel legend – from where so many aspects of everyday Hong Kong life which we now take for granted originated, and the extensive Pearl River Delta region. People, language, food, popular culture, art – all these aspects of everyday local life evolved around Hong Kong.
In this extensively illustrated lecture Hong Kong’s past and present will become clear, through a broader understanding of Hong Kong’s richly-varied, and often-overlooked, “back-yard.”