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.
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
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
4 Hindrance to effective planning
6 Labour conditions, technical and financial assistance.
The thesis concludes with this map showing the locations of specific factories.
And a list of the extraordinary range of items being manufactured at these locations.
Finally, further details about the type of industry and the individual names of companys/factories.
Source: Industries in Nai Wai-Fui Sha Wai area 1969 by Victor Sit Fung Sheun