Bleak House Books. What does the defiance of a second-hand bookshop in San Po Kong, frequently closed in the past six months, reveal about the history of the neighbourhood? Photo: Christopher DeWolf

Hong Kong neighbourhood where spark for 1967 riots was lit, San Po Kong wears its history lightly

  • San Po Kong’s modest origins as a village in Kowloon belie its important role in bringing about social change in Hong Kong
  • The area remains a neighbourhood unlike any other, and with a community that today includes literary organisations and theatre groups
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Bleak House Books. What does the defiance of a second-hand bookshop in San Po Kong, frequently closed in the past six months, reveal about the history of the neighbourhood? Photo: Christopher DeWolf
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Christopher DeWolf

Christopher DeWolf

Christopher Dewolf writes about urbanism, architecture and design – along with beer and other delicious beverages