James Chan was a month old when his parents carried him to Hong Kong 70 years ago, escaping China's Communist takeover. He grew up with the city that was transformed during his lifetime from a British colonial backwater to a global commercial crossroads. Using photographs and images from 1949 to the present, Chan will interweave this history with personal stories, as the city approaches another moment of transformation. Will “western values” stay vital till 2047 when Hong Kong must revert completely to Chinese fold? Millions of Hong Kongers have taken to the streets to have their say. Will they be able to help Hong Kong stay vibrant to stand as a global center of trade, finance, culture and cuisine? Come, listen and speak your mind.
This talk at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill on October 10, 2019 is free and open to the public. Click on the PDF file below for more details.