“Apocalypse" by Wang Shishun, part of the Contagious Cities exhibition at Tai Kwun in Central about the 1894 bubonic plague epidemic’s lasting impact on Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How plague in Hong Kong sowed seeds of democracy, changed urban planning and helped heal social divisions

  • Influenza, TB, cholera, malaria, Sars and plague outbreaks changed Hong Kong in ways few people appreciate, as a series of events will show
  • Contagious Cities first exhibition, at Tai Kwun, recalls how 1894 plague outbreak triggered drastic improvements in sanitation
Topic |   Disease

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“Apocalypse" by Wang Shishun, part of the Contagious Cities exhibition at Tai Kwun in Central about the 1894 bubonic plague epidemic’s lasting impact on Hong Kong. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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