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A Modern History Of Hong Kong

Author : Steve Tsang
ISBN : 1845114191
Genre : History
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From a little-known fishing community at the periphery of China, Hong Kong developed into one of the world's most spectacular and cosmopolitan metropoles after a century and a half of British imperial rule. This history of Hong Kong -- from its occupation by the British in 1841 to its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 -- includes the foundation of modern Hong Kong; its developments as an imperial outpost, its transformation into the "pearl" of the British Empire and of the Orient and the events leading to the end of British rule. Based on extensive research in British and Chinese sources, both official and private, the book addresses the changing relations between the local Chinese and the expatriate communities in 156 years of British rule, and the emergence of a local identity. It ends with a critical but dispassionate examination of Hong Kong's transition from a British Crown Colony to a Chinese Special Administrative Region.

A Concise History Of Hong Kong

Author : John Mark Carroll
ISBN : 0742534227
Genre : History
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John Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Neither a nostalgic celebration nor a condemnation of British colonialism, the book explores Hong Kong from four interlinked angles Chinese history, British colonial history, world history, and as a place with its own unique identity. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.

A History Of Hong Kong

Author : Frank Welsh
ISBN : UOM:39015066061030
Genre : Hong Kong (China)
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An Illustrated History Of Hong Kong

Author : Nigel Cameron
ISBN : UOM:39015022272143
Genre : History
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The history of Hong Kong is as dynamic as its economic and social achievements, but it has too often been told solely from the Western perspective. Drawing heavily on Chinese sources, this authoritative introduction to Hong Kong traces its history from prehistoric times to the present, andconsiders its future in the light of the 1997 transfer of sovereignty.

A History Of Hong Kong

Author : Frank Welsh
ISBN : 000638871X
Genre : Hong Kong
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In 1842 a barren island was reluctantly ceded by China to an unenthusiastic Britain. Hong Kong, grumbled Palmerston, will never be a mart of trade. But from the outset the new colony prospered, its early growth owing much to the energy and resourcefulness of opium traders, who soon diversified in more respectable directions. In 1859 the Kowloon Peninsula was sold to Britain, and in 1898 a further area of the mainland, the New Territories, was leased to Britain for 99 years - the arrangement from which the present difficulties spring.

Forts And Pirates

Author : Adam Yuen-chung Lui
ISBN : STANFORD:36105081042009
Genre : History
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A Politically Incorrect History Of Hong Kong

Author : Larry Feign
ISBN : 9627866253
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Hong Kong history was never this funny! Did Britain take over the wrong place? What did all those Chinese refugees curse when they got there? And where can I get one of those cool Handover t-shirts? Find out in these action-packed, politically incorrect cartoon stories, plus the tale of the bootleg t-shirt.

Fragrant Harbour

Author : G. B. Endacott
ISBN : PSU:000015877895
Genre : History
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A Medical History Of Hong Kong 1842 1941

Author : Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung
ISBN : 9882370780
Genre : Medicine
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This book explores the development of medical and sanitation services in Hong Kong during the first century of British rule. Moira M. W. Chan-Yeung details how the colonial administration's changing political values and the socioeconomic status of Hong Kong affected policy making.

Hong Kong

Author : Michael Ingham
ISBN : 0199724474
Genre : History
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Hong Kong is the epitome of the modern city and a crossroads between eastern and western cultures. Today the city is most famously characterized by its breathtaking skyscraper skyline, dominating its "fragrant" harbor. The hundred-year-old Star Ferry, which continues to ply the seven-minute route between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula, enhances the nocturnal magic of this unique maritime city, composed of China's southernmost peninsula and an archipelago of over two hundred islands. Hong Kong has always been something of an anomaly, and an outpost of empire, whether British or Chinese. Once described as a "barren island," the former fishing community has been transformed by its own economic miracle into one of Asia's World Cities, taking in its stride the territory's 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty. Beneath the surface of Hong Kong's clich?d self-image as Pearl of the Orient and Shopping Paradise, Michael Ingham reveals a city rich in history, myth, and cultural diversity. * City of Occupation and Immigration: The Buddhists; the Sung emperor and the Mongols; the northern Chinese; the British; other expatriates; the triads; sailors of all descriptions; the Japanese army; the Filipino "maids"; the rugby fans. * City of Glass, Bamboo, and Fung Shui: Temples and markets; walled village and city; skyscrapers and hotels; buildings and values--ancient and modern. * City of Cultural Hybridity: Sun Yat-seng and Sir Catchick Paul Chater; Chinese Opera and cinema; classical music and Canto-pop; Bruce Lee and Chris Patten; Suzie Wong and Wong Kar-wai; Timothy Mo and Mickey Mouse.

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