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The Rise and Fall of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Ken Nicolson

in The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028108
eISBN:
9789882207561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028108.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the introduction of the concept of the cemetery garden and its evolution in Hong Kong. In 1845, after Hong Kong was subjected to British rule, the Royal Engineers headed by ... More


Introduction: The Hong Kong Cemetery, Its Position and History

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the Hong Kong Cemetery, which was also known as the Protestant Cemetery and the Colonial Cemetery. It discusses Happy Valley and the Happy Valley racecourse, which is located ... More


The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Ken Nicolson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028108
eISBN:
9789882207561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This history and tour highlights the need for urgent action to conserve the built and natural heritage resources of this important cultural landscape. The book challenges the reader to reconsider the ... More


Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

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 ... More


The Merchant Navy

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the merchant navy officers, owners, and their families who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. The officers of the merchant navy vessels were considered to be the life blood ... More


The Old Residents Section in the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the old timers. These were the type of settlers who are buried in Section 23 of the Hong Kong Cemetery. The people in this section died over a twenty-five period at the ... More


The Chinese Buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0026
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the Chinese in the Hong Kong Cemetery, who represent a small but important minority group. The chapter categorizes them into seven distinct groups, namely: Chinese women ... More


Self-guided Tour

Ken Nicolson

in The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028108
eISBN:
9789882207561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028108.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a guided tour that reveals the rich cultural heritage of the Hong Kong Cemetery. This chapter gives details and brief stories of several people interred in the cemetery and who ... More


Last Words

Ken Nicolson

in The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028108
eISBN:
9789882207561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028108.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides suggestions on how the significant and natural heritage sources found in the Hong Kong Cemetery can be protected and preserved. Happy Valley is a significant historical ... More


The Second World War and Its Aftermath

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0029
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter illustrates stories of the Second World War that are important to the history of the Hong Kong Cemetery. It discusses other events that happened during the postwar years, such as the ... More


Other Nationalities: The Japanese and Russians Buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0028
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses other nationalities who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. It begins by discussing the Japanese graves and the stories behind the people buried there. The other half of the ... More


Women and Children

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099906
eISBN:
9789882207714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the women and children who are buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery. It is stated that the average age of death for the fifty-four women found in the Cemetery from 1845 to 1860 was ... More


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