Hong Kong

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence (1924-1949) between Alison Neilans and Mrs GH Foster and Stella Benson (Mrs OG Anderson d. 1933, wife of customs official in South China) concerning tolerated vice areas in Hong Kong

- correspondence concerning traffic in women

- correspondence concerning welfare workers for care and protection of women in Hong Kong (1946)

- list of regulations concerning prostitution in Hong Kong

- Report of the sub-committee of investigation into Traffic in Women and Children, and prostitution in Hong Kong, League of Nations Society Hong Kong (c. 1931)

- 'The slave trade in Canton and Hong Kong' by Elizabeth Andrews and Kate Bushnell

- carbon copy of statement by Rev CH Hickling on regulation of vice, 1910

- extracts from Hansard on Hong Kong (maisons tolerees) and Mui Tsai (Indian child marriage)

- extracts from 'Hong Kong Weekly Press' on red light districts

- typescript of written evidence to sub-committee 18 Dec 1931 about traffic in women, brothels, cases of venereal diseases, interviews with four prostitutes

Publications:

- 'An Ordinance to consolidate and amend the Protection of women and girls Ordinance' (1897) and amendments (1899 to 1920)

- 'Report of the Principal Civil Medical Officer, for the year 1904' (1905)

- 'Venereal disease in Hong Kong' 1898

- 'Hong Kong Acting Registrar General's Report for 1893' (1894)

- 'Slavery in Hong Kong. The Mui Tsai question', reprinted from Manchester Guardian, 1929

- 'Door of Hope Messenger'

- leaflet 'League of Nations Hong Kong' 1931

For the following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- The regulation of prostitution in Hong Kong, Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1923 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Tolerated brothels in the British Empire', Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1919 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Regulated prostitution within the British empire', reprinted from 'The Shield', Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, 1919 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Sir John Pope Hennessey, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Hong Kong, on the Contagious Diseases Ordinance in that colony, 1882 (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- 'Hong Kong Government Gazette' vol 35, no 23, May 1889 (ref 345.02534 HON)

Press cuttings on traffic in women and children and brothels (1931-1939)

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