A Brief History of Technical Education in Hong Kong – 1988 RASHKB article

Dan Waters has already written a two part article about the history of technical education in Hong Kong, linked below. Dan has kindly given permission to post his article on the same subject which was published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Volume 28, 1988.

The article takes us back over 150 years with initial efforts to provide practical skills:

Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article a

Later in the article are the first signs of Government involvement:

Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article c1Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article c2

Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article b

The article ends with the establishment of the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1972:

Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article d1Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article d2

This 1941 photograph of the Building Department, HK Government Trade School, accompanied the article.

Technical Education Dan Waters RASHKB article image complete

Source: A Brief History of Technical Education  in Hong Kong  RASHKB Vol 28 1988

RASHKB says “Anyone with an interest in the history, art, literature and culture of China and Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong, will enjoy membership of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, which is generally regarded as the premier Society for the study of Hong Kong and South China. Dating back over 150 years, the Society is today a very active body, organizing varied visits, talks, seminars and more.”

The Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch website

Related Indhhk articles:

  1. Technical Education and Training in Hong Kong – a brief account
  2. Technical Education and Training in Hong Kong, part 2
  3. West Point Industrial Reformatory – opened 1864, first technical educaion in Hong Kong

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