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HISTORY OF HONG KONG, THE: 6. CHINESE MERCHANTS AND CHARITY WORK
Reviews the history of several charitable organizations founded by the Chinese business community in the 1880's and 1890's. Chinese' mistrust of western medicine gave rise to the founding of Tung Wah Hospital in 1870. Po Leung Kuk was established in 1878 to rescue kidnapped women and children. Kwong Wah Hospital was founded in 1911 to promote western medicine. The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon (commonly known as Lok Sin Tong) registered as a charity organization in 1880 to provide local Chinese free medical consultation, medicines and burial services. Shows a few traditional rituals some of these organizations still practise today.
DVD
30 minutes
2009
USD 412.00