Plaque for local anti-Qing rebel is part of a scheme to boost HK's sense of history A commemorative plaque will be placed next year at the grave of the first Hong Kong martyr to die in the revolution against the Qing dynasty. The grave of Yeung Kui-wan, who was assassinated in Hong Kong by killers sent by the Qing court in 1901, will be marked by the Antiquities and Monuments Office. Office executive secretary Louis Ng Chi-wa said the plaque would recognise the crucial role of the Hong Kong-raised patriot in the revolutionary movement. Yeung's grave in the Hong Kong Cemetery, Happy Valley, is one of a number of historical sites to be marked by the office next year, including the site of the building where a former chancellor of Peking University, Cai Yuanpei, lived. Dr Ng said his office planned to install about 30 commemorative plaques a year. 'We wish to reinforce the sense of history among Hong Kong people by installing more commemorative plaques in the city,' he said. Other sites on the list include the original site of the Jordan Ferry Pier and Kowloon Market; No. 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; the original site of Yau Ma Tei police station (now the Henry G Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Centre); and the Astor Classics Cinema in Jordan (now the Eaton Hotel). Dr Ng said his office would submit a proposal to the Antiquities Advisory Board's Education and Publicity Committee in March and the plaques might be erected in the middle of next year. A total of 14 plaques have been installed and five more are expected to be put up in the next few months. Yeung joined forces with Sun Yat-sen and Tse Tsan-tai, who founded the South China Morning Post in 1903, to form the Hong Kong Society for Restoration of China (Hing Chung Wui) in 1895. Sun subsequently led the revolution of 1911 and became the founder of modern China. Yeung was elected president of the society, which made its first attempt to capture Guangdong in 1895. He was elected president of a 'provisional government' but the uprising failed miserably, as did another to capture Huizhou in 1900. Yeung was forgotten after he was assassinated in Hong Kong in 1901. Simply marked with the number 6,348, his grave is unnamed. Dr Ng said Yeung should be better remembered because he was one of the leading Hong Kong intellectuals who took part in the revolutionary movement. Cai, chancellor of Peking University from 1917 to 1927, was a champion of the New Culture Movement, which attempted to bring art to the masses. Cai moved to Hong Kong with his family in 1937 when the Sino-Japanese war broke out. He lived in the now-demolished King's Park Building at 156 Austin Road, Jordan, until he died in March 1940.