燈塔記憶 : 橫瀾島燈塔

Lighthouse Memories : Waglan Island Lighthouse

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video

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Author(s)

  • Hsianghoo Steve CHING (Producer)
  • Joe HE (Executive Producer)
  • Jingyi GUO (Photographer)
  • Yunting GUO (Other)
  • Ruihua JIANG (Screenwriter)

Detail(s)

Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Place of PublicationHong Kong
Publisher香港城市大學
Edition普通話, 英文 & 粵語版
Media of outputFilm
Size24 mins
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2021

Abstract

橫瀾島燈塔於1893年5月9日首次點亮,是清朝海關總稅務司海事處工程師韓德善在中國沿海建造的34座燈塔之一,他在華服務超過29年。燈塔建築不僅是國際海上運輸的輔航設施,它象徵著東西方文明的融合。橫欄島燈塔是香港五座燈塔古蹟之一。從 1960年代橫欄島燈塔守花維路和漁民的故事中可以看出,這位孤獨的燈塔守護者如何傳播愛和互助的信念,他如何幫助漁民融入當時的香港社會,他如何消除社會衝突的可能性,2020/2021 學年,媒體與傳播系和來自不同專業的學生研究員,以橫欄島燈塔古蹟保育研究為主題﹑探索挖掘東西方檔案文獻,以填補二戰前香港燈塔歷史的空白:並通過跨學科研究的原創發現,將歷史燈塔和新媒體融合在一起。
Discover the Heritage of Waglan Island Lighthouse in Hong Kong

First lit on 9th May 1893, the Waglan Island Lighthouse is one of 34 lighthouses built by David Marr Henderson (韓德善), the Engineer-in-Chief of the Marine Department of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service, who served China for 29 years. As an icon of modern international maritime transport, it symbolizes the blending of the civilization of East and West. Waglan Island Lighthouse, one of the five lighthouses declared monuments in Hong Kong. From the stories of Charles Beatty Allenby Haig Thirlwell (花維路) and the fisherman community, who was the lighthouse keeper of Waglan Island Lighthouse for 20 years, it can be seen that how the lonely lighthouse keeper propagated the beliefs of love and mutual help, how he helped the local fishermen integrate into that colonial Hong Kong society, how he eliminated the possibility of social conflicts, on his own. The aims of this project are exploring archival documents of East and West so as to fill the gap of Hong Kong lighthouses history before World War II; and merging historical lighthouse and new media through original discovery by student researchers across disciplines.

To celebrate International Museum Day Hong Kong 2021 and to showcase the university’s commitment to social responsibility, Hong Kong Maritime Museum collaborated with Department of Media and Communication, Department of Linguistics and Translation and Run Run Shaw Library of City University of Hong Kong to provide advanced multimedia tools so that students could conduct research and interviews. The high definition 4K standard has been used to make the video. Along with other photos it will be used for future education and research, helping to spread a comprehensive understanding of the lighthouse technicality and its value to humanity. This project is funded by Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF), Transport and Housing Bureau, HKSAR.

ISBN 978-962-442-450-8

Research Area(s)

  • Lighthouse heritage research connections, LHRC, Waglan Island Lighthouse, David Marr Henderson, 花維路, Charles Beatty Allenby Haig Thirlwell, Charles Thirlwell

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Citation Format(s)

燈塔記憶 : 橫瀾島燈塔. CHING, Hsianghoo Steve (Producer); HE, Joe (Executive Producer); GUO, Jingyi (Photographer); GUO, Yunting (Other); JIANG, Ruihua (Screenwriter). 2021. Hong Kong : 香港城市大學.

Research output: Creative and Literary Works in Non-textual Form (RGC: 42, 43, 44, 46, 47)43_Film, video