Hong Kong Chronicles Welcome to Official Website

Welcome to the official website of Hong Kong Chronicles Institute!

A full English edition of our website is under construction. In the interim, you may get a glimpse of our mission, organisational structure, project timeline and master plan. You may also hear from our chairmen and president on their perspectives regarding the historic mission with Hong Kong’s first-ever series of local chronicles.

The Institute aims to publish a comprehensive series of historical records on Hong Kong in keeping with a Chinese traditional form of preserving history known as “local chronicles.”

The book series, collectively known as Hong Kong Chronicles, comprising 68 books published in 54 volumes with a Chinese word count of 25 million over a period of eight years, is available on this website. Overview & Chronology and Hong Kong’s Participation in National Reform and Opening-up had been published in 2020 and 2021, respectively. The publication of the entire series is scheduled for completion by 2027.

Hong Kong is where East meets West; it is an international city where people of different cultures and backgrounds live and work together. To share the 7,000-year history of Hong Kong with all people of the world, Hong Kong Chronicles as a book series will also be available in English and accessible online. The first volume of the English edition was published in 2022, and the entire English series is scheduled for completion by 2032.

Updated as at August 2022