Online Lecture - Battle of Hong Kong 1941

Activity: Talk/lecture/symposium/speechEvent organized by non-HKBU units

Description

An online lecture by Dr. Chi Man Kwong on the operations and tactics in 1941 Battle of Hong Kong.

This talk summarizes the speaker’s recent experience of revisiting the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941 through a Spatial History project based on critical reading of primary sources from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan. The Spatial History approach allows the speaker to propose new observations about the operational and tactical dimensions of the battle, the performance of the Japanese forces, and the reasons for the battle’s outcome, which was seemingly a foregone conclusion. This talk also introduces the interactive web map and a WWII-war ruins database created by the speaker about the Battle, discusses some possible future research directions on the topic, and outlines how these new directions help with the commemoration of the battle in Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Period24 Jun 2021
Held atRoyal Asiatic Society Hong Kong