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Lecture: Hong Kong 1957: Colonial Re-set in the New Territories
 
 
Date: 13 July 2015 
 
Hong Kong Studies, The School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Lecture:

Hong Kong 1957: Colonial Re-set in the New Territories

Professor Sidney C. H. Cheung 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: 13 July 2015 (Mon)
Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus HKU

Short Bio
Sidney C. H. CHEUNG is Professor of the Department of Anthropology, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts, and Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include visual anthropology, anthropology of tourism, heritage studies, food and identity, fragrance and ethnicity; his co-edited and edited books include Tourism, Anthropology and China (White Lotus, 2001), The Globalization of Chinese Food (RoutledgeCurzon, 2002), Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking (Routledge, 2007) and Rethinking Asian Food Heritage (Foundation of Chinese Dietary Culture in Taipei, 2015). He also serves as a partner of the UNESCO Chair project of Tours University, France on "Safeguarding and promotion of Cultural Food Heritage," and member of the Scientific Committee of Greenline Heritage conference series in Portugal since 2008.

Abstract
In this seminar, I would like to suggest and explain why 1957 is a significant year for the study of Hong Kong society regarding the social and political development of the New Territories which was leased to the British since 1898 for 99 years, in order to explore some current problems that these traditional settlements and landscape have been facing and the relevant complicated colonial legacy of heritage and conservation in Hong Kong. Through the examination of New Territories’ rural development and different roles played by several groups including indigenous inhabitants, government, developers and environmentalist, I aim to provide a holistic understanding of land administration in which social development, tourism industry, rights of local inhabitants, natural landscape, heritage preservation, and environmental consciousness are involved.
 
 
 
     
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