Author Mark O’Neill and Photographer Kevin Lee will introduce “How the South Asians Helped to Make Hong Kong”, with a power point and many images. It tells the remarkable story of the great contribution of Indians, Pakistanis and others from the sub-continent to the building of Hong Kong from the first day it became a British colony to the present.
Mark came to Hong Kong in 1978 and has lived in Asia ever since. He has written 10 books on Chinese, Hong Kong and Macao history; nine have editions in Chinese, traditional and simplified. He has presented several of them to the Royal Asiatic Society here and in London and always finds the members a wonderful audience.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kevin Lee studied at Ecole régionale des beaux arts de Besançon in France. He has lived and worked in Vancouver, Beijing and Shanghai. Kevin has been a photographer since 1985. His pictures have appeared in many international media, including as the cover of The Economist magazine. Kevin freelances for Associated Press, Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail (of Toronto), Getty Images, Bloomberg News and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Time: Reception desk opens 6:30 p.m.; talk starts at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: RAS Members $150; Non-members $200 including snacks and a complimentary drink please advise of any special dietary needs
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