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Research Guides

HIS385H1: History of Hong Kong


This Resource Guide to the History of Hong Kong aims at providing students and researchers with an introduction to the print, electronic and open access research resources related to the history of Hong Kong at U of T and on the open Internet. 

Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library

Canada Hong Kong LibraryThe Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library features a unique research collection on Hong Kong Studies, Chinese Canadian Studies and Canada-Hong Kong Studies. It provides resources and space to accommodate the continuous growth of research interest in these areas. 

COVID-19: Library Services and Operations

The physical space of the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library has been closed, following the University and Provincial Government’s guideline to stop the spread of COVID-19, since 17 March 2020. Meanwhile, we continue to provide library services and resources remotely as much as we can.

Since 20 April 2020, RCL CHKL has launched its real-time virtual reference service to help you with any questions about our services and resources.

Live chat: 2-4pm, Monday - Friday.

Or send us your questions outside those hours via the same link



How to access the print collection during the Pandemic

  1. Start your search at and find the title you need
  2. Click the "Get Help" button (on a deep blue background) on the record page
  3. If you land on the Curbside Pickup request page, follow the prompts
  4. If you land on the HathiTrust access page, follow the instructions
  5. If you land on the "Sorry" page, contact me at 

During the period the library space remains closed, I will try to feature resources in this guide that are either available electronically, or accessible through the Curbside Pickup Service, or the HathiTrust Digital Library.