Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture - Hong Kong and the Gold Mountain Dream

May 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library (Robarts Library), 8th Floor, 130 St. George Street, Toronto


Keynote Speaker: Elizabeth Sinn, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Science at Hong Kong University

In the latter part of the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese left China through Hong Kong for California, first to “seek gold” and then to work on the railroads. Others dreaming of Gold Mountain went to Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Hong Kong’s experience as a migration hub has inspired the idea of an “in-between place” which can provide insights into migration as well as offer a new paradigm in migration studies.

Opening Remarks: The Honourable Vivienne Poy, Retried Senator of Canada

Discussant: Lisa Mar, Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies, University of Toronto

This annual lecture in memory of York University History professor Bernard H. K. Luk is co-presented by the York Centre for Asian research and the Richard Charles Lee Hong Kong Library with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

All are welcome.

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