Dr Jack Lee receives grants from the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust for his motor car research


李世莊博士獲衞奕信勳爵文物信託支持汽車研究項目

Date: 15 May 2017 (Monday)

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Scholar receives grant from Lord Wilson Heritage Trust in support of research into motor car history of Hong Kong

學者獲衞奕信勳爵文物信託支持作本港汽車研究

Dr Jack Lee, Research Assistant Professor of the David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies, was recently awarded HK$354,600 from the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust in support of his research project entitled “Motors Heritage in Hong Kong -- from the Post War Era to 1960s”.

The motor car is a basic transport tool in everyday life. It has also become part of the heritage of many nations that have a long history of production and use of motor cars as well as their preservation. Dr Lee’s research project aims to study the growth of motor cars in Hong Kong from the post-war era to the 1960s when the city experienced a sudden surge in car usage due to its rapid socio-economic growth. One objective of the project is to examine the significance and influence of motor cars in mid-20th century Hong Kong, in particular their cultural meaning alongside the socio-economic values they have generated.

The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust provides funding support to heritage-related projects and activities that promote the Trust’s objectives of preserving and conserving the human heritage of Hong Kong.

林思齊東西學術交流研究所研究助理教授李世莊博士,最近獲衞奕信勳爵文物信託撥款港幣354,600元,支持他的研究項目「戰後至六十年代之香港呠呠車文化」。

汽車是日常生活的基本交通工具,而在很多有悠久製造和使用汽車歷史的地方,汽車已成為文物和文化的一部份。二次世界大戰後至1960年代,隨著香港經濟發展迅速,汽車數量急速增加,李博士的研究旨在探討在該段時期本港的汽車發展。項目的其一目標是探究汽車在20世紀中期在香港的意義和影響,尤其是在社會經濟價值之外,汽車所帶來的文化意義。

衞奕信勳爵文物信託旨在促進保存及保護香港的文物,並撥款支持與文物古蹟有關的項目和活動。