Industries in the Nai Wai – Fui Sha Wai area, between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long – 1969 dissertation

HF: Victor Sit Fung Sheun wrote his BA dissertation in 1969 on a subject of great interest. Namely the enormous changes that were taking place in a number of villages in the valley between Castle Peak (ie Tuen Mun) and Yuen Long. The area had been agricultural but by the end of the 60s a large number of factories had begun to appear among the plots of vegetables and orchards.

During the same period Shatin was undergoing similar adaptations but of a much heavier form of industrialisation following Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Tsing Yi and Kwai Chung where this process had begun in the 1950s.

The Nai Wai – Fui Sha Wai area lies about half way between Yuen Mun and Yung Long and is made up of 11 villages namely, Nai Wai, Sun Fung Wai, Tan Kwai Tsuen, Tim Sum, Hung Shui Kiu, Lei Uk Tsuen, Sai Shan Tsuen, Shek Po Tsuen, Hung Uk Tsuen, Kui Tau Kai and Fui Sha Wai.

Full thesis title: Industries in the rural areas of Hong Kong: with specific reference to the Nai Wai-Fui Sha Wai area, Sit, Fung-shuen, Victor; 薛鳳旋, The University of  Hong Kong, 1969,  BA Dissertation.

I have extracted items of interest to give you some idea of the scope of the dissertation.

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation contents

Of particular interest is Chapter 3 which covers

1 Sampling and locations of the factories

2 Size of the factories

3 Nature of process and types of the factories

4 The structures that house the factories

5 Management and capital resources

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation boundary lines of area covered

Boundary Lines of area covered

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation types of industries covered

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation size of factories

Chapter 4 covers

1 Indiscriminate patter of landuse

2 Breach of land lease

3 Repulsive feeling among the local villagers

Specific mention of the Tin Sze Chemical Factory

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation chinese script of Tin Sze Chemical Factory, Kui Tau Wai village

4 Hindrance to effective planning

5 Transportation

6 Labour conditions, technical and financial assistance.

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation List of Plates

 

The thesis concludes with this map showing the locations of specific factories.

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation locational pattern of factories

 

And a list of the extraordinary range of items being manufactured at these locations.

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 Surveyed Samples

Finally, further details about the type of industry and the individual names of companys/factories.

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation Factories Found a

 

Industries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation Factories Found bIndustries Nai Wai.Fui Shan Wan 1969 dissertation Factories Found c

Source: Industries in Nai Wai-Fui Sha Wai area 1969 by Victor Sit Fung Sheun

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