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Central and Western Heritage Trail

Sheung Wan Route
[To Other Central and Western Heritage Trail ─
The Central Route
The Western District and the Peak Route ]

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Commemorative Plaque for Dr James Legge
44 Gough Street

Born in Scotland, Dr James Legge was a Christian missionary, educator and Sinologist. He set up an office of the London Missionary Society and Ying Wa College in the vicinity of Aberdeen Street and Staunton Street to foster English learning among the Chinese in 1842. He also played a major role in revolutionising Hong Kong’s education system and advocating the establishment of government schools. After returning to the United Kingdom in his old age, he was appointed the first professor of Chinese at the Oxford University, where he worked on the translation of the Chinese classics.

Commemorative Plaque for Dr James Legge
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