British Chinese Workforce Heritage


LOGO no background white textMing-Ai (London) Institute was awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to conduct the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project in 2012, a groundbreaking three-year project looking at the history and contribution of the British Chinese workforce in London over the last 150 years.

The project has recorded and documented peoples’ experiences in a range of employment industries including seafaring, laundry, hairdressing, catering, military, community centres, health care, traditional Chinese medicine and newer professions through research and oral history interviews. 

This project has provided internship schemes and 12 interns are trained. 

明愛(倫敦)學院榮獲「文化遺產獎劵基金」的大力支持,在2012年開展為期三年的大型口述歷史項目 -「 英國華人職業傳承史 」。此項目將紀錄在過去的150年裏倫敦華人的職業歷史及貢獻。




Acknowledgement 鳴謝

Our heart-felt thanks to those who have supported the project behind the scenes, without their help we would not have been able to get this far.


Ms Michelle Agyakwa, Mrs Karen Broutsos, Captain Robert Guy, Mr Andy Kwok, Ms Michelle Murray, Mr Alan Worsfold, Dr Anne Witchard and Mr Richard York.

The Good Earth Group; Fung Shan Foundation; Regent's University London; SOAS, University College London (UCL); University of London (Careers Service); Universities' China Committee in London (UCCL) and Rainbow Collective Documentary Production.


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