Overseas Chinese

18 April 2024

Homecoming Journey of Overseas Chinese Labourers in the 19th Century 海外華工落葉歸根之旅

(Video in Chinese only with bilingual subtitles) During late Qing dynasty, many Chinese men in Guangdong region were trafficked as contract labourers who ventured abroad. In this video, Prof Fan Ka-wai, Associate Professor of CityU’s Department of Chinese and History, has conducted a research project to look into the archival records released by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH), and then present new discovery on the global network and part played by TWGH in connecting overseas and local communities in Chinese diaspora history.