The term 'knock-off toy' (山寨玩具: Saan Zaai wun geoi) has been regarded as negative by Hong Kong people. The history of Hong Kong knock-off toys has been little documented, as these types of toys were produced to replace more valuable imported one in the old days. They were a different productions, categories and sales. On the other hand, Hong Kong knock-off toys are noted as a collective memory of Hong Kong people; they are the tangible form that witness the development of the city and the growth of its citizens. Referring to history, Hong Kong toy culture has brought positive effects to Hong Kong economic and social wealth. However, this significant history has been gradually vanishing or ignored by Hong Kong residents. Yet, it is important and meaningful to preserve it.
Supervising Tutor: Brian Kwok