Twenty-five years on from the handover of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China, we assess the history and legacy of colonialism in Hong Kong. How did British colonialism impact the city socially, politically, and economically, and can any lasting effects still be felt today? From the Opium Wars to the emergence of Hong Kong as an international financial hub to the present day, when the city is navigating its position under ‘one country, two systems’, speakers will provide insights into the historical, political, and diplomatic factors that have shaped, and continue to shape, Hong Kong.


Dr David Clayton (York)

Dr Vivian Kong (Bristol)

Dr Florence Mok (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Dr Jeppe Mulich (City, University of London)


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