Hong Kong’s ‘protected women’: the forgotten females of city’s patriarchal 19th-century society

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Hong Kong’s ‘protected women’: the forgotten females of city’s patriarchal 19th-century society

Every day, thousands of tourists, Hong Kong commuters and other locals travelling up and down the Mid-Levels outdoor escalator, in the city’s Central business district, pass a historic site without realising it. The crumbling walls of blue-grey brick and rough stone steps partially concealed behind construction-site fencing near the junction of Cochrane and Wellington streets do not seem like much, but they’re all that’s left of the life of a remarkable woman. Ng Akew (sometimes Ong Akew, Ong…

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