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Exhibition: Chinese dragons, British lions – The British Chinese armed forces heritage project

By British Chinese Heritage Centre ​

Fri 7 Apr 2017 - Wed 31 May 2017


MC3@702 Creative Space, 7/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

This exhibition, “Chinese Dragons, British Lions” in collaboration with HKU Department of Sociology, will be the first of a series of exhibitions and events organised by The British Chinese Armed Forces Heritage (BCAFH) Project. This project, funded by the UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund and collaborated by Ming-Ai (London) Institute and Regent’s University London aims to uncover the unparalleled contribution that Chinese military servicemen have made to the British Armed Forces throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries.

We invite you to live the experiences of those in the British Armed Forces through the eyes of people who were there at the time, explore the history for yourself and discover first hand the enormous contribution that the Chinese servicemen have made to the British Armed Forces throughout history.

Exhibition opening hours

The exhibition will be run from 7 Apr – 31 May 2017.

Mondays-Fridays: 10 am – 5:45 pm
Saturdays: 11 am – 5:45pm
Sundays: Closed

Entrance is free of charge

Exhibition guided tours

Free guided tours will take place every Saturday at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

Thematic talks

A series of free, related thematic talks will take place each Saturday, 11 am – 12 noon at CPG-LG.17 (map):

  • 8 Apr – Blending in and standing out: Military uniform, fashion and textile technology (English)
    Robert Fleming, Templer Study Centre Manager, National Army Museum
  • 15 Apr – The 200,000 Chinese workers who went to Russia in WW1
    Mark O’Neill, Author of The Chinese Labour Corps, The Forgotten Chinese Labourers of the First World War
  • 22 Apr – Forgotten recipes (Cantonese)
    Cungwen Li, Dean, Ming-Ai (London) Institute
  • 6 May – The changing face of Hong Kong servicemen who served in the British army between 1857 and 1997 (English)
    Roger Ching, President, HKOR Benevolent Association
  • 20 May – German War prisoners in Shandong, 1914-18 (Cantonese)
    Professor Mak King Sang, Professor of History, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 27 May – Saving our histories, practical tips from the archives (English)
    Stacy Belcher Lee, Director, University Archives, The University of Hong Kong

There are limited places available for the thematic talks so attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.

All content of the above exhibition will be uploaded to the British Chinese Heritage Centre website in July 2017.

Further enquiries

For further enquires about the exhibition and thematic talks, please contact Ms. Laura Ritchie-Robert.

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