Cheung Po Tsai was a notorious pirate in the South China Seas during the late 18th century. His fleet ravaged the ships along the Guangdong coast between 1800 and 1810 until they were undertaken by the imperial forces under Governor Bailing between 1809 and 1810.
The exhibition traces the development of China’s ports and trading routes in the South China Sea from the Ming to the Qing dynasties through the stories of Cheung Po Tsai. It offers a fresh angle on maritime history with its narrative through the eyes of pirates, with a focus on Hong Kong, then Pearl Delta River and Southern China.
The exhibition also shed lights on the evolution of shipbuilding technologies in the context of sea piracy, as new shipbuilding and counter-piracy technologies were met with new tactics deployed by the pirates. Do not miss this chance for a special guided tour of the exhibition.
DATE & TIME: 26 MAY (FRI) 7:00 pm
VENUE: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Pier No. 8, Central, Hong Kong
INFORMATION: visit www.hkmaritimemuseum.org
Free with museum admissions