Nan Fung Textiles, in Tsuen Wan, circa 2011. The former textile factory will reopen later this year as arts complex, The Mills. Picture: MILL6 Foundation
Lisa Lim
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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

From Canton’s Thirteen Factories to Hong Kong cotton mills: where the word ‘factory’ comes from

Despite Latin origins, the English word can be traced to a 1582 translation of a Portuguese historian’s account of India

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Nan Fung Textiles, in Tsuen Wan, circa 2011. The former textile factory will reopen later this year as arts complex, The Mills. Picture: MILL6 Foundation
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