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Daily Giving Service

A History of the Diocesan Girls’ School, Hong Kong

(香港拔萃女書院歷史)

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung and Contributors

ISBN : 978-988-8754-30-4


Education

November 2022

424 pages, 7″ x 10″, 18 color and 163 b&w illus.; 8 ground plans; 26 tables


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  • HK$440.00
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In Daily Giving Service: A History of the Diocesan Girls’ School, Hong Kong, Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung and her fellow contributors present a comprehensive history of one of Hong Kong’s oldest girls’ schools. As an alumna of the school, Chan-Yeung traces the history of her alma mater from its establishment in 1860, its development over the last 150 years until the recent decade. Having experienced stability and turbulences in Hong Kong in the twentieth century, the school has become one of the most prominent girl’s schools in the city. In several chapters written by other alumni, various aspects of school life of different eras are reconstructed and remembered.

The author and other contributors focused on the postwar era in which Hong Kong grew from a small city to a global metropolitan. The expansion of the Diocesan Girls’ School largely followed this trend. The history of the school has also long been connected with the socio-economic development of Hong Kong society, sharing its happiness and sadness. 

Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of British Columbia and honorary clinical professor of medicine at the University of Hong Kong. She is also an alumna of the Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong (Class of 1955).