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YERSIN and HKU-PRC highlighted in “Hong Kong- French connections

From the 19th Century to the Present Day”


In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the relations between France and Hong Kong, a high quality collective work has been carried out with the support of the Consulate general of France in Hong Kong & Macau and edited by Mr. François DREMEAUX, History teacher at the French International School of Hong Kong. This historical book “Hong Kong French Connections – From the 19th Century to the Present Day” has been published in French and in English.

Hong Kong has aroused admiration ever since it took a run up in the nineteenth century. Numerous French citizens, many anonymous, some famous, have explored every corner of this city, leaving on it their mark and their memories. These stories paint an impressionist picture of a city always on the move. Through the original prism of the French community, these pages with a very rich and previously unpublished iconography take us back in time on a journey of discovery. To illustrate the scientific cooperation between France and Hong Kong the discovery of the plague bacillus by Alexandre YERSIN in 1894 and history and activities of the Centre are depicted.

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