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Forgotten Souls – A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery - Hong Kong Scholarship Online
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Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim


This book follows on from the mapping and recording of about 10,000 graves that make up the Hong Kong Cemetery, for a database which will be held in the archives of the Hong Kong Memory Project and the Royal Asiatic Society among other places. The silent tombs and elegantly carved inscriptions dating from 1842 up to the present day aroused curiosity in the author of this book about who these long-buried people were and how they lived their lives. The book has teased out from many sources the answers to these questions. This small, alien, and rather disparate band of adventurers came from a num ... More

Keywords: graves, Hong Kong Cemetery, adventurers, British foothold, empire, Chinese neighbours

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099906
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Lim, author

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