in Hong Kong - New Territories
The Morrison Building in Hoh Fuk Tong Centre, Tuen
Mun was originally part of a villa built in 1936
by General Cai Tingjie (1892-1968), who led the
Nineteen Corps against the Japanese invasion. It
was used for tertiary education by the Dade Institute,
founded under the directive of Chinese leaders Zhou
Enlai and Dong Biwu, from 1946 to 1949. Many eminent
Chinese scholars of the time lectured at the institute,
nurturing a group of young intellectuals. The building
bears witness to the unique role played by Hong
Kong in the history of modern China and the establishment
of the People's Republic of China.
The architectural characteristics of the building
are rather unique. It is designed in Art Deco style
and rendered with Shanghai plaster, and has a green
glazed Chinese tiled hipped roof decorated with
dragon shaped ornaments at four corners, representing
a harmonious blend of Chinese and Western styles.
The Morrison Building was declared a monument in
26 March 2004.
The building is not open to the public