Lecture - Photographs of Old Hong Kong and the Tales They Tell - Mr. David Bellis

  • Centre for Visual Arts 7a Kennedy Road Hong Kong Island Hong Kong

David Bellis will show a new selection of photos from his collection, using them to tell us stories about old Hong Kong. Most of the photos were taken in the early years of the twentieth century, and show a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. They have been scanned at high-resolution and digitally restored, so David can zoom in to show us their hidden details. The photos for this talk are grouped around four themes:

  • The ubiquitous shoulder pole
  • A selection of Hong Kong Views from 1902
  • Off the beaten track
  • Photos of Kowloon

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk.

The Speaker

David runs the popular local history website, Gwulo.com. It hosts over 30,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 15,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP's Heritage Preservation Award, one of their "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards", for his work on Gwulo.com. 

Time: Reception opens 6:30 pm, talk starts 7:00 pm

Admission: RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150. 

Booking: Please email membership@royalasiaticsociety.org.hk in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door.