A European fanlight at Tai Fu Tai, in San Tin, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Picture: Alamy
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Mandarin’s Hong Kong house shows Sino-European cultural exchange was a two-way street

Decades before Britain leased the New Territories from China, a house built for a retiring civil servant featured fanlights borrowed from European architecture – evidence of longstanding Western influence over the Pearl River Delta

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A European fanlight at Tai Fu Tai, in San Tin, in Hong Kong’s New Territories. Picture: Alamy
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