A gazetteer is an encyclopaedia that records the physical and social features of a particular location and an intellectual tradition that has been in place for at least 2,000 years in China. Photo: Getty Images
A gazetteer is an encyclopaedia that records the physical and social features of a particular location and an intellectual tradition that has been in place for at least 2,000 years in China. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

The Hong Kong Chronicles Institute aims to record an impartial history of the city – is it an impossible task?

  • Gazetteers provide historians with important records of the physical and social features of a location
  • The intellectual tradition has been in place for at least 2,000 years in Chins

A gazetteer is an encyclopaedia that records the physical and social features of a particular location and an intellectual tradition that has been in place for at least 2,000 years in China. Photo: Getty Images
A gazetteer is an encyclopaedia that records the physical and social features of a particular location and an intellectual tradition that has been in place for at least 2,000 years in China. Photo: Getty Images
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