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Seminar | Medicine and propaganda in colonial Java | Maurits Meerwijk

KITLV, room 1.68 & via Zoom

This paper introduces my new research project Histories of Health Messaging in Southeast Asia, 1895 – 1945. It offers a brief overview of health messaging as a new public health practice that developed around 1900 and seeks to illustrate it with a case study on yaws control in rural Java

Book launch | Fortune’s Bazaar: The Making of Hong Kong | Vaudine England

KITLV, room 1.68 & via Zoom

Fortune’s Bazaar – The Making of Hong Kong is a re-drawing of the history of Hong Kong which takes it far beyond being a British colony, or just another Chinese city. Instead, this history connects Hong Kong into a network of Asian port cities, directly through the people who first settled around the deep-sea harbour and made a cosmopolitan community.