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
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
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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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.