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A History of the Diocesan Girls’ School

A history of a Hong Kong girls’ school that illustrates the city’s dynamic development through the first-hand and archival accounts of its alumni.

The Diocesan Girls’ School is one of Hong Kong’s oldest girls’ schools, founded during British rule in 1860. As an alumna of the school’s Class of 1955, Professor Moira Chan-Yeung traces the history of her alma mater from its establishment through its development over the last 150 years in Daily Giving Service. Having grown alongside Hong Kong as it expanded from a small city to a global metropolitan center,  Diocesan has become one of the most prominent girl’s schools in the city and serves a significant role in the history of education and growth in the region. With contributions from other alumni, this book recounts various aspects of school life throughout different eras, illustrating the connection between the socioeconomic development of Hong Kong and this cornerstone of regional education.

472 pages | 18 color plates, 163 halftones, 8 figures, 26 tables | 7 x 10

Education: Pre-School, Elementary and Secondary Education

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Part I. Chronological Perspective
Chapter 1. Historical Background: 1859 to 1898
Chapter 2. Laying the Foundation: 1899 to 1924
Chapter 3. Coping with Social Changes: 1925 to 1938
Chapter 4. The Imminent War and Japanese Occupation: 1939 to 1945
Chapter 5. Post-war Rehabilitation: 1946 to 1953
Chapter 6. The Great Expansion: 1953 to 1985
Chapter 7. Consolidation and New Challenges: 1985 to 1999
Chapter 8. The Turbulent Modern Era: 1999 to 2019
Chapter 9. “We Reap What They Have Sown”
Part II. An Interlude: Metamorphosis in Bricks and Mortar
Part III. Various Aspects
Chapter 10. Spiritual Life at DGS
Chapter 11. Scholastic Activities
Chapter 12. Musical Life
Chapter 13. Sports
Chapter 14. School Life
Chapter 15. Teaching and Non-teaching Staff
Chapter 16. Diocesan Old Girls’ Association
Chapter 17. Diocesan Girls’ School Parent Teacher Association

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