Fallen leaves returning to their roots: A selection of archives on the bone repatriation service of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals for overseas Chinese won the 14th Hong Kong Book Prize Award
July 1, 2021
Compiled by the Records and Heritage Office and published by the Chung Hwa Book Co. in 2020, "Fallen leaves returning to their roots: A selection of archives on the bone repatriation service of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals for overseas Chinese" is recently awarded the 14th Hong Kong Book Prize jointly organised by Radio Television Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Publishing Federation, after winning the award of the "Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2021" in June 2021.
The book presents 300 letters selected from Tung Wah Coffin Home archives preserved by Tung Wah Museum. They are invaluable archives of TWGHs which record how it provided bone repatriation services to overseas Chinese around the world in the first half of the 20th century. The award further recognizes Tung Wah's long term effort in preserving the archives and passing on the relating cultural legacy.