Why Oral History

about oral history.jpg Oral history testimonies are historical information based on personal knowledge, experiences, opinions and memories. It complements, strengthens and provides alternative vantage points to the written records.

At the Hong Kong Heritage Project (HKHP), we’ve recorded all our oral history interviews on film, moving beyond audio to capture gestures, facial expressions and emotions – thereby giving history a human face.

We selected our themes in accordance with their relevance to Hong Kong’s social and economic development, their human interest and to reflect the records in our Archive, which include many corporate records.

Click here to view our full oral history catalogue, and here to view oral history clips. You can also visit our YouTube Channel where you will find oral history based mini-documentaries.

about oral history.jpg 口述歷史是一種透過個人知識、經驗、意見和記憶,記錄和重現近代社會發展軌跡的媒介,可與文字紀錄互相配合,相輔相成。