Professor George Dehner is a world environmental historian who examines the intersection of humans and disease in the modern era. We talked about the great flu pandemics of the later 20th Century, 1968 and 1976.
Exploring the foundation of Hong Kong, Dan ventures to the Pearl River Delta, one of the most densely urbanised regions in the world and is an economic hub of China. Vaudine England is a journalist and historian based on Hong Kong.
Jason Wordie is an established local historian and writer who conducts historical walks in Hong Kong for Hong Kong residents. Jason has written extensively on Hong Kong, Macao and the surrounding region and he has a regular column in the South China Morning Post.
From a plague in Athens during the Peloponnesian War in 430 BCE, to another in 540 that wiped out half the population of the Roman empire, down through the Black Death in the Middle Ages and on through the 1918 flu epidemic (which killed between 50 and 100 million people) and this century's deadl...