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Concubinage

Of wives, concubines and mistresses

I refer to 'Why Hong Kong never really bade farewell to its concubines' (Sunday Morning Post, June 29), by Jason Wordie.

I am afraid that Wordie confuses Chinese wives with concubines.

Sunday, 6 July, 2003, 12:00am

Studious account of innocence lost

IT MAY BE DIFFICULT for many readers of this novel to appreciate that the world Mimi Chan describes did not end that long ago - a world of slavery, rampant adultery, opium smoking and bound feet.

3 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Law aside, concubine still a popular accessory

ON October 7, 1971, Hong Kong said 'farewell' to concubines. And local feminists said 'hello' to the 20th century. The issue is so recent that children at school today have mothers who are legal concubines.

28 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Concubine rights help widow

A 91-year-old widow won a share in her late husband's fortune yesterday when a judge ruled in favour of legal rights for concubines.

Robin Sung So-chun's widow succeeded in her claim that two other women in his life were concubines rather than mistresses, making them part of the traditional Chinese family.

18 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Judge's ruling a farewell to concubines

A judge yesterday decided the legal fate of Hong Kong's concubines.

Mr Justice Brian Keith ruled concubinage disappeared in 1931, when lawmakers drafted a Civil Code omitting all mention of it. The decision ended a multi-million dollar inheritance case which hinged on the legality of concubines.

25 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Concubine call

ALTHOUGH taking concubines was outlawed 24 years ago, a notice has been gazetted providing the basis for calculating payments to concubines from estates when their partners failed to leave a will.

18 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Crackdown on concubine keepers

MEN in Hong Kong who keep concubines in nearby Zhuhai are heading for trouble with the Chinese authorities, particularly if the women are not legal residents in the Special Economic Zone.

27 Mar 1995 - 12:00am