Tai Kwun Conversations – Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong
Time
7:15pm–8:45pm Timetable
Location
JC Cube Map
Price
HKD 50
Tai Kwun Conversations – Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong

General

Tai Kwun Conversations is a series of talks that brings together brilliant minds to discuss the challenges and rewards in pursuing a sustainable future through the active management of heritage resources. Join us at this monthly event to discover outstanding practices in heritage conservation and strike up a conversation with our renowned guest speakers.


The event will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation from English to Cantonese available.

This event marks the launch of Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong, a book published this year by Hong Kong University Press. This richly illustrated book explores the history of the Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Gaol.

Firmly focused on people and their stories, the book weaves across a social landscape populated by captains superintendent and magistrates, gaolers and constables, thieves and ruffians, hawkers and street boys, down-and-outs, prostitutes, gamblers, debtors and beggars—the guilty as well as the innocent.
 

Speakers: May Holdsworth, Christopher Munn, David Bellis

Moderator: Peter Daniell, Publisher, Hong Kong University Press

6:30pm – 7:15pm

Registration

7:15pm – 8:15pm

Talk

8:15pm – 8:45pm

Q&A

Special Offer: 

Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong will be available to purchase from the Hong Kong University Press stand in the foyer. All Tai Kwun Conversations guests are entitled to a special 30% discount. A limited number of signed copies will also be available.


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About the Speakers

May Holdsworth

Christopher Munn

David Bellis

Moderator: Peter Daniell, Publisher, Hong Kong University Press

May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn are the authors of Crime, Justice and Punishment in Colonial Hong Kong. David Bellis is the picture researcher.

May and Christopher are also co-editors of the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography (Hong Kong University Press).

David runs the local history website Gwulo.com, and has published three books of historic Hong Kong photographs.