“The Fall and Rebirth of the City: Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation” Talk Series
28 November 2021 to 15 May 2022
Valid museum admission ticket required
2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Mukden Incident, as well as the 80th anniversary of the Asia-Pacific War, and the devastating dark period of the Fall of Hong Kong during the Japanese Occupation, also named as “Three Years and Eight Months”, a metonym of the occupation. Starting from November 2021 to May 2022, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum will organize a series of seven talks using cross-disciplinary approaches and various perspectives such as war-related historical sites, archives, oral history, medical science, history, visual culture, literature, and film to reveal more about this neglected Hong Kong history. In addition, this talk series will be the prelude to the new special exhibition entitled “Hong Kong’s Maritime Miracle: The Story of Our City Since 1945” organized in mid-2022, that will introduce the rebirth of this port city and her development after World War II.
Open to the public to participate. Register below.
13 Mar 2022 (Sunday)
Four Issues on the Military Government of Hong Kong during Japanese Occupation: Banknote Printers, Quarantine Ships, the Hong Kong Shrine and the Bacterial Research Institute of Hong Kong
Speaker: Prof. Fung Kam Wing
(Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)
Time: 14:30 - 16:00