Speaker: Prof. David Faure (Centre for China Studies)
Date: 27 April 2012 (Wed)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: LT2, L/G, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Language: English
Abstract: The year 1997 marked a watershed in the history of Hong Kong, and prior to that, the joint declaration in 1982. The long process leading to the return of Hong Kong to China was often traced to Sir Murray Maclehose’s visit to China in 1979. Based on declassified documents made available to the public last year, Professor Faure analyzed what was said on that occasion. He discussed Sir Murray's achievements in the context of the historical circumstances as revealed in the documents. Professor Faure also went into the history of Sir David Trench’s rule from 1964 to 1971, holding the view that in many ways, towards the end of its days, Hong Kong was a very exceptional colony, and that record paved the way to what Hong Kong is today.

 

prelude to 1997 notes on hong kongs future under governors trench and maclehose 1  prelude to 1997 notes on hong kongs future under governors trench and maclehose 2

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