Hong Kong Handover Digitized Collection 香港回歸數字化資料

With approximately half a million people of Hong Kong descent residing in the metropolitan regions of Vancouver and Toronto, Canada has one of the strongest Hong Kong communities abroad. Understanding the issues around the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty in 1997 is an important step in comprehending the immigration story of Hong Kong Chinese Canadians.

The digitized materials at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library has approximately 15,000 pages of books, academic papers, original art works, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, ephemeral materials documenting the handover ceremony, photographs, and government documents. The subjects of this digitized collection include “one-country, two-systems”; Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong; Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984; Hong Kong Basic Law; Opium War of 1841; People’s Liberation Army in Hong Kong; and immigration to Canada. With about 60% in English and 40% in Chinese, the digitized items document and reflect the experience of Hong Kong Chinese Canadians.

利銘澤典宬數字化資料共有大概15,000頁,當中包括書籍、學術論文、原創藝術作品、手稿、剪報、記錄交接儀式的短暫資料、照片和政府文件。英語資料約佔60%,中文佔40%。這些數字化資料反映了加拿大香港華人的經歷,主題包括一國兩制、港人治港、1984年中英聯合聲明、基本法、1841年的鴉片戰爭、人民解放軍駐香港部隊、和加拿大移民。

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