AIA Hong Kong


Event On : August 18, 2022

Industrial and Cultural Heritage of the Ma On Shan Iron Mine Landscape - Webinar

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Date(s) - August 18, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Dear Members

The Ma On Shan (MOS) Iron Mine is the only such mine known to have been upgraded to a large-scale industrial operation in Hong Kong’s history. From the early 20th century, when it was first discovered that Ma On Shan contained vast amounts of iron ore, until 1976 when the mine was closed, there were many socio-economic and political changes in Hong Kong both before and after the Second World War. The post-WWII era, in particular, saw immigrants arriving from different provinces of China, from Japan and even from Europe, and together they experienced a unique chapter in the history of Ma On Shan as well as of Hong Kong.

The MOS Iron Mine has a history that is rich in geology, engineering, technology, cultural landscape and religious belief.
• You may have heard about Japanese investment in Hong Kong but did you know that this had to do with the international situation after WWII and the advent of the Cold War?
• Would you like to learn more about how iron was mined in Ma On Shan?
• Did you know that half a century ago there was a pier from where more than 10,000 tonnes of iron ore were exported to Japan annually?

In Part 1 of this event, Prof. Mee Kam Ng, Hon. AIA HK, will walk us through the history of the Ma On Shan Iron Mine, its landscape, and historic and cultural impact on the territory.


Date:   Thursday, August 18, 2022

Time:   6:30 – 7:30 PM

CES:   1.0 LU/HSW

Fee:   Gratis

About The Speaker

Mee Kam Ng is Vice-chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Director of the Urban Studies Programme, Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities and of the Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and academic advisor to the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

She became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in the United Kingdom in 2016 and was elected an Honorary Member of the AIA Hong Kong Chapter in 2021. Her publications have earned her six Hong Kong Institute of Planners’ Awards and the 2015 Association of European Schools of Planning Best Published Paper Award. She has been a consultant to the United Nations, the European Union and the Municipal Government of Shenzhen.

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