Hong Kong, situated in southern China and with a land area of some 1,100 km2, is home to a considerable number of historic buildings. These historic buildings reflect Hong Kong’s characteristics: openness and inclusiveness, a melting pot of both Chinese and Western cultures. Some of the buildings bear witness to, embody and transmit the inseparable connection between Hong Kong and the Mainland.
Featuring four major themes: “Nurturing Talent to Serve the Nation”, “Unity and Interconnection”, “Resistance and Salvation during Japanese Aggression” and “Helping Each Other through Thick and Thin”, the exhibition unfolds the cultural activities of the scholars who moved to Hong Kong after the 1911 Revolution, the resistance against Japanese aggression and the Secret Rescues operation, the continued charitable and financial support from the local institutions to the Mainland, and the indivisible transportation network between Hong Kong and the Mainland, etc.
With some 140 valuable exhibits relevant to Hong Kong historic buildings including historical photos, artefacts, videos and models, such as the Plaque bearing the inscription “Chan Yang Sheng Jiao” (literally means “expounding Confucianism”) of Confucius Hall, the Certificate of completion of studies at the Ta Teh Institute, the Plaque bearing the inscription “Shen Wei Pu You” (literally means “God Protects All”) of the Tung Wah Hospital, the Bonds of the Reconstruction Gold Loan issued with the assistance of the Bank of China Hong Kong Branch, the Roll of Honour listing the names of martyrs belonging to the Hong Kong Independent Battalion of the Dongjiang Column placed in the Memorial Shrine in the Hong Kong City Hall Memorial Garden, the exhibition aims to underscore the bond between Hong Kong and the Mainland, and our predecessors’ love for the Motherland through the appreciation of historic buildings in Hong Kong.
|Date:||21 October – 20 November 2022|
|Venue:||Thematic Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre|
|Opening Hours:||Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 7pm
Closed on Thursdays (except public holidays)