Date of Interview



Carmen Chau Kar Man


Chau Tai Yau

Interview Location

The home of Interviewee (Tin Shui Wai)

Interview Summary

Mr. Chau is my granddad and we had talked over the topics on his education, wartime and his attitude towards physical publishment. He was borned in 1932, and now is 67 years old. He attended the primary school when he was 11 years old and had studied for one and a half years. Besides, he had studied the Red Book for 2 years. During the lessons, he had to recite The Three Character Classic and Thousand Character Classic and then copied them for at least twice times. If he couldn't do it, his teacher would hit his head that was the old Chinese studying way of "Pop Pop Chai".

During the Sino-Japanese was, the life was very hard. There was the shortage of rice, he had to eaten all the sweet potatoes first. And he believed that the Japanese Army would not boom the Hong Kong citizens, but for the British Army.

In his childhood, he experienced from the physical punishment. So he can learn that it was not the effective way to reach children what is right by scolding and hitting. It is important to let the children have a chance for corretions, as the proverb, It's never too late to mend.

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Chau, K. M. C. (2000, March 18). Interview by Chau, Carmen Kar Man [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from