Small Shops, Big Hearts

by Christina Yung

published by

now available

196 pages

Full-colour. Softback

248 mm (H) x 188 mm (W)

Bilingual (English & Chinese)

ISBN 978-988-7738-4-4


I know that so many of the people I have interviewed are approaching the time when they can no longer continue their trades: the future feels so uncertain. This book – a collection of stories and photos focusing on my personal encounters with the shop owners, our chit-chats and laughs, insights and memories, and the everyday feel of these shops across Hong Kong – has been a most humble learning experience. I write to honour people’s lives. I write to show my appreciation for their trades. I write to preserve cultural heritage. I am trying to create a sustainable future for these trades and services that for decades – or even centuries – have been an integral part of Hong Kong life.

Book Launch

21 July 2017