7 edition of Hong Kong"s History found in the catalog.
October 5, 1999
Written in English
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Hong Kong is a city with a long history of civil disobedience. Antony Dapiran explores the historical and social stimuli and implications of public dissident movements from the turbulent s until the most recent wave of protests, which became apparent in the Occupy Central movement/5. Hong Kong ceded to the British During the First Opium War, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British with the signing of the Chuenpi .
Debates about Hong Kong’s fate are convulsing the city—at family dinner tables, online, and, above all, in the streets. Since June, demonstrations sparked by a bill to allow extraditions from Author: Jiayang Fan. Great history of Hong Kong. Rather apologetic on the British side, but if you've read plenty of other books condemning the Opium Wars, this is an impressive, thorough history that provides a bit of balance (but read with a pinch of salt). This is considered the #1 history of Hong Kong, and the reputation is deserved/5(15).
Introduction: Hong Kong in History 1 1. Early Colonial Hong Kong 9 2. State and Society 33 3. Colonialism and Nationalism 63 4. The Interwar Years 89 5. War and Revolution 6. A New Hong Kong 7. Becoming Hong Kongese 8. The Countdown to Epilogue: Beyond Chronology of Key Events Bibliography and Further Reading. How Hong Kong’s complex history explains its current crisis with China From a British colony to part of Beijing’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy, Hong Kong’s government has almost.
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Discover the best Hong Kong History in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. This history of Hong Kong -- from its occupation by the British in to its return to Chinese sovereignty in -- 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 by: 10 Must-Read Books About Hong Kong 'The Last Governor' by Jonathan Dimbleby.
One of Hong Kong’s most influential figures, 'A Modern History of Hong Kong' by Steve Tsang. 'Kowloon Tong' by Paul Theroux. A stinging critique of Hong Kong and its British elite in 'Gweilo: Memories of a Hong.
John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early s through the post handover, when this former colony became a Special 4/5(3). An excellent book on the history and development of Hong Kong.
This is a great book to fill in all those gaps on how Hong Kong grew into it's country state status. It is the perfect partner for your trip to HKG!Cited by: Pretty good book summing up the history and development of Hong Kong since it's establishment up to year From it's start, it's been a business oriented place, shameful as it were, from the despicable practice of British Empire's opium trade to the modern financial centre, it's always been a special place, distinct from any other British colonies, while seen as a unjust theft by the China/5.
Hong Kong literature is 20th-century and subsequent writings from or about Hong Kong or by writers from Hong Kong, primarily in the poetry, performance, and fiction media.
Hong Kong literature reflects the area's unique history during the 20th century as a fusion of. Hong Kong has no tariffs on imported goods, and it levies excise duties on only four commodities, whether imported or produced locally: hard alcohol, tobacco, oil, and methyl alcohol.
There are no quotas or dumping laws. Hong Kong continues to link its currency closely to the US dollar, maintaining an arrangement established in Location: New York, San Francisco. - Japan occupies Hong Kong. Food shortages impel many residents to flee to mainland China.
The population drops from m in to. King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since Kong has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, a phrase commonly used within the character first appeared in the novelization of the film King Kong from RKO Pictures, with the film premiering a little over two months d by: Edgar Wallace, Merian C.
Cooper. Hong Kong History of over 1, results for Books: History: Asia: Hong Kong Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution. Considered the most comprehensive Hong Kong history book, Welsh recounts the country’s origins from a “barren land” from the British occupation in until its handover to China in A must-read, A History of Hong Kongalso explores the players that shaped it.
This major history of Hong Kong tells the remarkable story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in with the founding of the Crown Colony after the First Anglo-Chinese war - the original 'Opium War'/5(30).
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Hong Kong cinema was born long before the stardom of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, or the arthouse films of Wong Kar-Wai and Ann Hui. Instead, the story of Hong Kong’s film industry begins back in the early 20th century.
Read on to follow the developments of the first era of Hong Kong Author: Sally Gao. Hong Kong, special administrative region (Pinyin: tebie xingzhengqu; Wade-Giles romanization: t’e-pieh hsing-cheng-ch’ü) of China, located to the east of the Pearl River (Xu Jiang) estuary on the south coast of China.
The region is bordered by Guangdong province to the north and the South China Sea to the east, south, and west. It consists of Hong Kong Island, originally ceded by China to. In his book God Is My Co-Pilot, Colonel Robert Lee Scott, Jr., USAAF, commander of the 23d Fighter Group, China Air Task Force, described in detail an aerial raid he led on the Japanese shipping anchored in Hong Kong harbour, conducted 25 Octoberand the lone attack he personally made in his Curtiss PK Warhawk (nicknamed Old Exterminator) upon the famous Peninsula Hotel:Coordinates: 22°17′″N °10′″E /.
A Modern History of Hong Kong is clearly written and easily read; it is fully referenced, but unobtrusively so. Tsang offers a mix of narrative and analysis, and covers social and economic history as well as politics.
The approach seems balanced, and it is obvious when in a few places Tsang takes positions which he realises are disputed. The book, Often 7: The Lively History of Hong Kong, was compiled by Lai and his friends by combing through old newspapers for interesting events.
Top 10 books set in Hong Kong Hong Kong's intoxicating mix has been colourfully captured by authors from Paul Theroux to Jan Morris. Malcolm .Modern Hong Kong (s–) Retrocession to China. Hong Kong since Technical standards. History of China / of the United Kingdom.
Hong Kong portal. The following is a timeline of the history of Hong Kong. 1 Imperial China. 2 Colonial Hong Kong. British Crown colony. British Crown colony. 6 External links.