Dr Jack Lee, Research Assistant Professor of the David C Lam Institute for East-West Studies, was awarded HK$354,600 from the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust in support of his research project entitled “Motors Heritage in Hong Kong -- from the Post War Era to 1960s”.

The motor car is a basic transport tool in everyday life. It has also become part of the heritage of many nations that have a long history of production and use of motor cars as well as their preservation. Dr Lee’s research project aims to study the growth of motor cars in Hong Kong from the post-war era to the 1960s when the city experienced a sudden surge in car usage due to its rapid socio-economic growth. One objective of the project is to examine the significance and influence of motor cars in mid-20th century Hong Kong, in particular their cultural meaning alongside the socio-economic values they have generated.

The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust provides funding support to heritage-related projects and activities that promote the Trust’s objectives of preserving and conserving the human heritage of Hong Kong.