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Twentieth century Hong Kong experienced tremendous societal change, and in few aspects was this transformation more profound and long lasting than in the changing role and status of women. In particular, the public role played by Chinese women altered profoundly, and the effects of greater opportunity in all fields continue into the present day.
In this insightful talk with local historian Jason Wordie we will explore the broader international and local circumstances that contributed to this evolution, and track these changes through the fascinating lives and careers of various women from very diverse ethnic backgrounds, educational levels and socio-economic circumstances who all made their lives in Hong Kong. From Lady Luggard, sex workers, the world of Suzi Wong, to famous authors, engineers, women in politics, and the first female vicar of the Anglican Church, this talk is filled with valuable revelations.
Time10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Additional InfoAWA activities are open to AWA members, their partners and guests. All participants must be 18 years or older to take part