The Kowloon-Canton Railway

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M076

Creator: Chunhao Liu ’20 History

The Kowloon-Canton Railway (1910-2007) was the most important rail network in south China, constructed to facilitate trade between Canton and Hong Kong. Its completion in 1910 marked the beginning of the passenger interaction between Canton and Hong Kong through the railroad. This map depicted different patterns of passenger travel in three historical periods: in Republic China (1910-1949), passenger service was limited due to chaotic warfare in China; in Mao’s China (1950-1979), people migrated to Hong Kong illegally, only on rare occasions such as the Spring Festival did special trains between Canton and Hong Kong operate; in Reformed China (1980-2007), passengers could travel easily between Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Canton).

Cite This Work :

Chunhao Liu, “The Kowloon-Canton Railway.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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