Mui Tsai in Hong Kong and Malaya 1

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  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/D/20
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 AMS/5/03
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      2 folders

Scope and Content

Mui Tsai (Indian child marriage)

Consists of:

- typescript reports / articles on alleged child slavery in Hong Kong

- correspondence concerning the abolition of the Mui Tsai system in Hong Kong (a problem officially being dealt with by the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society). Correspondents : Lieutenant Commander HL and Mrs CBL Haslewood, Anti-Mui Tsai Society, Mrs Horton (National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship), National Council of Women, John H Harris (The Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society), Government House Hong Kong, League of Nations Unions

- photographs of Mui Tsai with letter dated 8 Oct 1929 and 7 Mar 1930

Publications :

- 'Notes on child slavery in Hong Kong' from 'The Shield' Apr 1921

- 'Manifesto of Anti-Muitsai Society'

- 'An Ordinance to regulate certain forms of female domestic service', 1923

- 'Girl slavery in Hong Kong' from 'Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend', Apr 1923 (and other pages from the same journal for subsequent years)

- leaflet 'Cry of the Mui Tsai in Hong Kong'

- 'Hong Kong. Papers relative to the Mui-Tsai question' Cmd 3424, London : HMSO, 1929

- 'Report by the Governor of Hong Kong on the Mui-Tsai question', London : HMSO, 1930

- 'Child slavery in Hong Kong. Comments on the Governor's report on the Mui Tsai question contained in Cmd 3735 of Dec 1930' by HL Haslewood and CBL Haslewood, c 1931

- 'Slavery in the world today', 'Slave Market News' Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1933

- Mui Tsai in Hong Kong. Report of the Committee appointed by His Excellency the Governor Sir William Peel (1935)

- pages from Hansard (and typed extracts from Hansard)

For the following publication 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)

Press cuttings concerning Mui Tsai

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