HO Pui Yin 何佩然

Research Projects


  • The Administrative History of the Hong Kong Government Agencies 1841 - 2002
  • HO Pui Yin
    2001-2004
    Public Reords Office, HKSAR Government


  • Historical Development of Hong Kong Observatory and Its Relationship with the Development of Hong Kong Community
  • HO Pui Yin, LUI Yuen Chong Adam*, YEE Yim Kwong*
    18 February 2002
    Hong Kong Observatory, HKSAR Government

    Every year, between June and October, an average of five to six tropical cyclones threatens Hong Kong. The unstable weather conditions during tropical cyclone seasons were major hindrances for Hong Kong to transform into a commercial port. The establishment of the Hong Kong Observatory in 1883, based on political and economic considerations, represented not only the consolidation of the military and commercial situation of the city, but also symbolized the cultural intermediary between East and West. The role of Hong Kong Observatory has evolved from reporting time, producing bad weather warnings to preparing guidelines for Government planning and further development of Hong Kong since the late 20th century. The research project aims at giving a full account of the evolution of the service provided by the Hong Kong Observatory and its relationships with the development of Hong Kong in the context of human, social, economic, environmental, scientific and technological perspectives. (AL01444)


  • Hong Kong History and Society Website
  • HO Pui Yin
    2008-2009
    Chinese Studies Program, the Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Hong Kong Lingnan Cultural Relationship for the Lingnan Cultures Encyclopedia
  • HO Pui Yin
    2000-2003
    Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan Academies of Social Sciences; Macau Foundation and The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Hong Kong Old Enterprises and Entrepreneurs Since 1840
  • HO Pui Yin
    1996-1997
    HKUGC Direct Grant


  • In-Service Teacher Training Courses on Learning and Teaching of Chinese History (S1-3), History (S1-3) and History & Culture (S1-3)
  • SO Kee Long Billy, LEUNG Yuen Sang, CHEUNG Hok Ming Frederick, HO Pui Yin, SIU Kam Wah
    1 January 2003
    Curriculum Development Council, Education and Manpower Bureau

    This project provides in-service teacher training to secondary school of S1-3 in implementing the curricula of Chinese History, History, and History & Culture. (AL02300)


  • Reconstruction of Shatin History - An Oral History Project
  • HO Pui Yin
    1995-2001
    Wilson Heritage Trust


  • Relations between Hong Kong and France from 1858 to 2008
  • HO Pui Yin
    1 February 2007
    The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong

    The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong The research project aims to study the period from the establishment of the Consulat Général de France á Hong Kong form 1855 to 2008. The detailed historical account would include the following aspects:
    (i) General development of the Consulat Général de France á Hong Kong;
    (ii) Opportunities and impacts brought about by the French people to Hong Kong society; and
    (iii) Major incidents, policy decisions and proposals of the French community to Hong Kong society. (AL06498)


  • Revelation of Construction in Hong Kong
  • HO Pui Yin
    2009-2010
    Hong Kong Construction Association


  • Roads and Urban Development in Hong Kong (1986-2006)
  • HO Pui Yin, CHEUNG Hok Ming Frederick, YIU Wing Ka#
    26 July 2005
    Highways Department, HKSAR Government

    Mega transport infrastructure projects constructed during the 1980s and 1990s enabled Hong Kong.s phenomenal development in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. They have become symbols of Hong Kong and models for other contemporary cities in the region. At the same time, our metropolis is largely characterised by a compact and high-density urban transport structure, as well as high levels of accessibility that are associated with efficient urban lifestyles and values. The highly sophisticated and efficient transport networks are synonymous with Hong Kong and are crucial to our future development. The early urban transport construction works in Hong Kong reflected the philosophy of .laissez faire. adopted by the Hong Kong government. Infrastructure and transport facilities were built to meet the immediate needs of society, which witnessed rapid population growths, and increase in commercial and industrial activity. The preparation and application of comprehensive master plans to create balanced and self-contained communities only became necessary after the implementation of the new town policy. It was in the 1980s that the earliest transport planning in its present form started to take shape. Using the 1980s as the starting point, the proposed study aims to provide a detailed account and a general review of the major transport construction works. This is to explain the rapid urbanisation process of Hong Kong since the 1980s and to evaluate the development potential of the city. (AL05512)


  • A Study of Historical Development of Water Supply in Hong Kong
  • HO Pui Yin
    1999-2002
    Water Supplies Department, HKSAR


  • A Study of the Urban and Port Development in Hong Kong (1843-2002)
  • HO Pui Yin, LUI Yuen Chong Adam*, YEE Yim Kwong*
    30 April 2002
    Civil Engineering Department, HKSAR Government

    The overall strategies and prescriptive possibilities of urban development have proved to be problematical and certainly subservient to the geographic, economic and political constraints. The scarcity of land, the rapid growth of population and the uncertainty of the political future before 1997 were constant sources of urban planning obstacles in Hong Kong. The earliest urban development was piecemeal and was largely drawn up to meet immediate requirements. It was not until the post-war period that the contemporary urban form of Hong Kong began to take shape. The development of the early city grew along the two sides of the Victoria Harbour . notably with the construction of habour infrastructure facilities and reclamation of land in new Kowloon and northern Hong Kong Island. Land formation became the foundation of early stages of industrialization in the 1960.s. Since the 1970.s, the changing spatial pattern and increasing emphases on the New Territories have initiated the expansion of urban area. New land formation policies have been introduced to make Hong Kong a center that is able to provide man power, establish international co-ordination linkages, and modern infrastructure resources for further development. The proposed research seeks to study these elements and highlight upon the evolutionary process of urbanization of Hong Kong. (AL01999)


    • Web-based Learning Programme (China Studies) for the Gifted Students
    • HO Pui Yin
      2009-2011
      Gifted Education Section, Education Bureau, HKSAR


    • 東華三院歷史與發展 (History and Development of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals)
    • TING Sun Pao Joseph, David FAURE, HO Pui Yin, LEUNG Yuen Sang, SO Kee Long, YIP Hon Ming
      1 April 2007
      Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

      這項計劃的目的是編撰香港東華三院自創建起至今天的歷史與發展,藉著總結過去經驗,反映東華三院未來可能之發展方向及其與本地以至內地社會的互動關係。


    • 東華三院檔案資料彚編延續計劃 (The Archives of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Extended Project 2008-2009)
    • Prof. David Faure (Project Director), Prof. Ho Pui Yin, Prof. Leung Ki Che, Prof. Leung Yuen Sang, Prof. So Kee Long, Dr. Ting Sun Pao, Prof. Yip Hon Ming, and representatives of TWGHs
      2008-2009
      Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

      這項計劃旨在參閱東華三院檔案,以東華三院與香港慈善事業的現代化為題,選出具代表性、有助歷史研究者與學生進行研究的文件和檔案,編輯成冊,以便出版。上限由1930年代開始,下限是1970年代。


    • 東華三院檔案資料彚編計劃 (The Archives of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals 2006-2008)
    • Prof. David Faure (Project Director), Prof. Ho Pui Yin, Prof. Leung Yuen Sang, Prof. So Kee Long, Prof. Yip Hon Ming, and representatives of the TWGHs
      2006-2008
      Tung Wah Group of Hospitals

      這項計劃旨在參閱東華三院檔案,選出具代表性、有助歷史研究者與學生進行研究的文件和檔案,編輯成冊,以便出版。上限從十九世紀開始,內容方面,主要涵蓋東華三院與香港慈善事業的現代化和東華義莊。


    • 施與受-從濟急到定期服務(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之二)
    • HO Pui Yin
      March 2009
      Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co Ltd

      作為香港第一所華人醫院,東華的慈善工作不單只是贈醫施藥,更包括賑濟災荒、安置難民、教育清貧弟子等,其施善的對象也並非局限於本地,更惠及中國廣東省、外省,甚至海外。受到經濟資源不足、道德價值觀念的羈絆,十九世紀末的救貧活動,只能停留在濟急扶危的層面,未能完全滿足社會需要;二十世紀以後,醫院積極進行改革,將濟貧工作制度化,力求改善社會狀況。
      本書將東華協助受災、貧困者的實例,歸納為賑災、醫療、難民及教育四個部份,讓讀者親身感受十九世紀末至二十世紀上半期,華人艱苦奮鬥的經歷;生的悲痛與無奈,幸因行善者而得到撫慰。現代人細續這些故事,更容易明白到社會的發展與進步,是仰仗人類捨己為人的高尚情操,方能勇於接受生命的挑戰,邁向未來。


    • 破與立—東華三院制度的演變(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之四)
    • HO Pui Yin
      March 2010
      Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co Ltd

      一九三零至一九七零年代,香港經歷了許多波折——世界經濟不景氣、日本侵華、香港淪陷、中國內戰、戰後難民湧入香港等等。東華三院在此期間的奮鬥歷程,是香港社會的寫照,醫院在經歷過多重波折的磨練後,就好像鳳凰浴火重生。東華醫院的發展,可從三方面去思考:一、醫療體制的西方化;二、營運受政府資助主導;三、醫療及教育成為主要慈善服務。影響上述三方面發展的兩個轉捩點是一九三八年和一九六三年。一九三八年,政府伺機於院內成立由西醫督導的醫務委員會,醫院管理層被迫接受,醫委會操控醫院運作長達二十五年;另一方面,減少中醫服務,在此消彼長的情勢下,醫院發展由西醫主導。一九六三年,總理要求政府確認董事局為醫院的最高決策者時,擁有經濟實力、思想開明的新領導層,意外地贏得政府的信任,董事局重掌院務,醫務委員會的角色隨之被淡化。為有效地統一管理三院的醫務、慈善服務與產業,董事局增設專責委員會處理大小事務,在董事局的領導下,醫院的分工也越愈來愈仔細了。香港社會的現代化過程,也可以在東華醫院的演變中體現。


    • 傳與承—慈善服務融入社區(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之五)
    • HO Pui Yin
      March 2010
      Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co Ltd

      一九三零年代中期,香港社會百業蕭條,東華受財困纏繞,難再主動提供改善社會民生服務。戰後隨着政府社會福利政策改變和經濟環境改善,東華的社會服務,逐漸從戰前濟急扶危的角色轉型為提供定期的安老扶幼服務,這種轉變反映香港人整體的生活水平不斷提高。 戰後初期,東華仍被政府器重,委派急賑的工作如施粥派飯、以工代賑等,情況到了一九五零年初,有很大的轉變,處理難民問題就是最明顯的例子。此時東華社會服務的角色,甚至不及街坊福利會。隨着政府主理地方事務,東華原有的服務和設施逐漸轉型。東華在一九六零年代逐漸設立長期的社會福利服務,例如安老院、青少年中心及托兒所,受助者需要符合入息限制,通過家庭背景的調查等審核程序,才可獲得服務,服務形式與現在十分相近。一九三零至一九七零年代,東華的教育服務也進行了重大的改革。戰前東華的辦學經費主要來自廟款,但戰後情況有所改變,政府補助反成為義學經費主要收入來源。一九三零年代以前的東華義學仍尊崇傳統私塾的教學方法,一九三零年代中期起,為配合政府教育發展的大方向,學校的教學內容、考試形式、師資、行政管理等,漸漸走向現代教育的模式。


    • 源與流-東華醫院的創立與演進(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之一)
    • HO Pui Yin
      March 2009
      Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co Ltd

      在傳統的中國社會裡,慈善組織的出現,與社會上貧困人口的增加、地方精英的崛起,關係密切。在十九世紀下半葉,香港逐漸成為一個華洋雜處,中西文化匯聚的地方。社會上的貧苦大眾,以及擁有經濟實力並希望憑藉個人力量去改變社會的精英,也日漸增多,他們所處的社會及政治環境與傳統中國或西方社會迥異,所組成的慈善組織,正好展示了香港社會的結構轉變及與殖民政府關係的特徵。
      本書選錄了一八七零年代至一九三零年代的原始資料︰包括自一八七三年開始刊行的徵信錄、始自一九零四年的董事局會議紀錄、東華醫院函件及同時期的報章、政府年報、立法局會議紀錄、政府憲報等,目的是為研究東華醫院的崛起及演進,其與香港社會發展的相互關係,以至香港社會的中西文化如何從衝突中糅合等課題,提供參考素材。



    • 築景思城 : 香港建造業發展史, 1840-2010 (Becoming Hong Kong Development History of Construction Industry 1840-2010 )
    • HO Pui Yin
      January 2011
      Commercial Press (HK)

      香港建造業者如何在建築有情天下,塑造香港成國際大都會?本書的作者利用詳盡量的史料,觀察這一百七十年,不同年代建造業精英的奮鬥經歷及建造業的現代化過程,探討近代香港社會結構轉型及經濟崛起的關鍵,進而分析西方經濟體制對十九世紀以後的香港、中國社會以至全球華人社?發展的影響。讀者可以透過此書窺見建造業先鋒如何帶領香港,這個“寸草不生,石頭滿佈“的小島,從一個以氏族和鄉里的凝聚力量作為個人勢力增長的社會,逐漸蛻變為事事以商業原則管理,著重資金流通,任用人才,專業技術能公平而自由地交換的現代城市,“香港模式”今天更廣為鄰近地區學習。當香港的成就在國際上獲得認同之際,作者呼籲港人勿忘百年建造業者曾經為我們辛勤勢力與幸獻。每一代人的成功歷程,都有看不同的經驗,值得今人借鑒與重視。


    Research Publications


    • The Administrative History of the Hong Kong Government Agencies 1841-2002.Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2004.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL JQ1539.5.A58 H4 2004 CDROM c.2; UL Reserve 1 day JQ1539.5.A58 H4 2004 c.2; UL HK Studies JQ1539.5.A58 H4 2004; UL HK Studies JQ1539.5.A58 H4 2004 CDROM)



    • Becoming Hong Kong : development history of construction industry, 1840-2010.Hong Kong : Commercial Press, c2010.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HD9715.H62 H4313 2010 c.2; HD9715.H62 H4313 2010 c.3; UL HK Studies HD9715.H62 H4313 2010



    • Challenges for an Evolving City - 160 Years of Port and Land Development in Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR: Commercial Press (H.K.), 2004.07.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HD943 .H42513 2004; UL HK Studies HD943 .H42513 2004 c.3)



    • "Les Rites Purificatoires Pour La Paix Dans Le District De Shatin A Hong Kong ". Perspectives Chinoises vol.67 no.1, pp.65-78. Paris, France: Centre d’Dtudes Francais Surla Chine Contemporaine, 2001.12.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS779.15 .P4713 no.33-38, 2001)



    • "Purification Rites for Peace Ceremony in the Shatin District of Hong Kong". China Perspectives vol.38 no.1, pp.60-72. Paris, France: French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, 2001.11.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL Periodical DS779.15 .P47 no.63-68, 2001)



    • Roads and Urban Development in Hong Kong (1946-2006), Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2009.



    • Water for a Barren Rock - 150 Years of Water Supply in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Ltd, 2001.03.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL TD313.H85 H413 2001; UL HK Studies TD313.H85 H413 2001 c.3; NA General Education TD313.H85 H413 2001 c.2)



    • Ways to Urbanisation: Post-War Road Development in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HE365.H72 H48 2008; CC General Education HE365.H72 H48 2008 c.2)


    • Weathering the Storm - Hong Kong Observatory and Social Development. 1st ed. 364 pgs. Hong Kong SAR: Hong Kong University Press, 2003.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL QC875.H6 H4 2003; UL HK Studies QC875.H6 H4 2003 c.2)



    • 《中國海關史論文集》(與吳倫霓霞合編) , (Collection Papers on the History of Chinese Maritime Customs), Hong Kong, Chung Chi College, The CUHK, 1998.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HJ7071.A3 C57 1997; CC Univ Archive HJ7071.A3 C57 1997 c.2)



    • 《地換山移 -- 香港海港及土地發展一百六十年》.香港特別行政區: 商務印書館(香港), 2004.07.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HD943 .H425 2004 c.2; UL HK Studies HD943 .H425 2004)

    • <百載爐峰之樓下閂水喉>. 香港特別行政區: RTHK香港電台, 2001.07.



    • 《建城之道: 戰後香港的道路發展》. 香港特別行政區: 香港大學出版社, 2008.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HE365.H72 H48 2008; CC General Education HE365.H72 H48 2008 c.2)



    • 《施與受-從濟急到定期服務(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之二)》. 香港 : 三聯書店, 2009.



    • 《風雲可測 - 香港天文台與社會的變遷》. 香港特別行政區: 香港大學出版社, 2003.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL QC875.H6 H4 2003; UL HK Studies QC875.H6 H4 2003 c.2)



    • 《香港供水一百五十年歷史研究報告》 (A Study of Historical Development of Water Supply in Hong Kong). 香港: International Fuzzy Systems Association, 2001.03.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL Gov Document TD313.H85 H43 2001)



    • <香港供水系統的發展與都市擴張 (Development of Water Supply System and the Urbanization of Hong Kong)>. Paper presented in the International Conference on Maritime Cities: Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, organized by Department of History and Research Institute for Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong., Hong Kong, 2001.03.



    • <香港新界沙田太平清醮的特色及其社會功能>. Paper presented in the International Conference on Religious Society and Regional Cultures, organized by Religion Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong., Hong Kong, 2001.05.



    • <香港新界沙田太平清醮的特色及其社會功能>.《宗教, 社會與區域文化 : 華南與西南硏究》(譚偉倫、李剛編).香港特別行政區: 香港中文大學崇基學院宗教與中國社會硏究中心, 2003.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies BL1810 .Z65 2001 c.2; CC BL1810 .Z65 2001)



    • 《破與立—東華三院制度的演變》(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之四). 香港 : 三聯書店, 2010.

    • 《傳與承—慈善服務融入社區(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之五)》. 香港 : 三聯書店, 2010.

    • <新界農業的轉型:沙田個案研究>. 論文發表於香港社會史新論研討會, 主辦機構為香港浸會大學. 香港, 2000.07.15.



    • 《源與流-東華醫院的創立與演進(東華三院檔案資料彙編系列之一)》. 香港 : 三聯書店, 2009.



    • 《築景思城 : 香港建造業發展史, 1840-2010》. 香港 : 商務印書館(香港)有限公司, 2010.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL HK Studies HD9715.H62 H43 2010; CC General Education HD9715.H62 H43 2010 c.2)



    • 《點滴話當年 - 香港供水一百五十年》. 香港特別行政區: 商務印書館., 2001.03.
      (CUHK Library Call No: UL TD313.H85 H4 2001; UL HK Studies TD313.H85 H4 2001 c.2; NA General Education TD313.H85 H4 2001 c.3)


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