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Forgotten SoulsA Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery$
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Patricia Lim

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099906

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001

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Hong Kong Society in This Period

Hong Kong Society in This Period

(p.321) Chapter 16 Hong Kong Society in This Period
Forgotten Souls

Patricia Lim

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses the society of Hong Kong during the late nineteenth century. It begins by discussing cultural and leisure activities during the 1870s, which included amateur theatrical performances and the revival of the Debating Society. It looks at the social distinctions in the country, most especially between the merchants and tradesmen. The Hong Kong Club, the visit of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, and the changes that occurred in the social set-up are also discussed.

Keywords:   society, Hong Kong, cultural and leisure activities, social distinctions, Hong Kong Club, Prince Alfred, changes, social set-up

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