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Lam Woo: Master Builder, Revolutionary, and Philanthropist

Lam Woo: Master Builder, Revolutionary, and Philanthropist
  • Professor Moira Chan-Yeung  MBBS 1962

  • 馮以浤(譯) BA 1960; MA(Ed) 1967

  • 中文大學出版社

This book focuses on Lam Woo, a well-known, highly successful building contractor whose company was based in Hong Kong at the beginning of the twentieth century. At a time when Hong Kong was expanding rapidly, Lam Woo contributed significantly to the building of its infrastructure such as land reclamation, and the construction of dockyards and roads.


Using in-depth historical studies on Anglican Christianity in Hong Kong and China, rich archival sources, and historical photographs, this book illustrates the life of a man who was a pioneer builder of majestic heritage buildings throughout Hong Kong such as St. Paul’s Church, St. Paul’s Coeducational College, the Diocesan Boys’ School, and St. Stephen’s College, all of which remain in use today.


Lam Woo was more than a builder—his selfless support of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s revolution earned him the title of the “Perfect Revolutionary”. As one of the founders of St. Paul’s Girls’ School, known today as St. Paul’s Coeducational College, Lam Woo promoted the establishment of the Hong Kong YMCA and left a lasting legacy for Hong Kong and his native Guangzhou through his philanthropist activities in education.


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