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A Modern History of Hong Kong

By Steve Tsang

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Released: 2007-09-04
Paperback (352 pages)

A Modern History of Hong Kong
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Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center

By Charles River Editors

Charles River Editors
Released: 2018-04-01
Kindle Edition (63 pages)

Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center
 
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*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading
*Includes a table of contents

“Hong Kong has always been a dynamic and exciting and high-energy city, and it has that New York thing going on, and people here care about how they look.” – Mickey Drexler

In the 21st century, Hong Kong needs very little introduction to the general public, as it has become a major economic power in the world with a name as recognizable as London, New York or Berlin. In fact numerous textile and other products bear the familiar label “Made in Hong Kong.”

However, this was not always the case. This position as a major economic world market is relatively recent having only been established in the second half of the 20th century. The history of Hong Kong and life there before its rise to power is difficult to trace as it was not necessarily a major geographical region; such as the United Kingdom which could defend and develop separately from mainland Europe because it was an island. Rather Hong Kong, as the region is known today, is a land consisting of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and more than 200 islands totaling 1,106 square kilometers of land. The region itself was likely largely ignored given the rough geography. The land itself is rather difficult to develop, being mountainous and hilly, resulting in less than 25% of the land available being developed in the modern era (Wong 2015: 19). Still, the land shows signs of prehistoric activity.

Hong Kong: The History and Legacy of Asia’s Leading Financial Center chronicles the turbulent history of Hong Kong, and how it became one of the wealthiest places in the world despite its challenging political environment. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Hong Kong like never before.

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)

By John M. Carroll

Brand: Rowman Littlefield Publishers
Paperback (288 pages)

A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and International History)
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When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. 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. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. 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.

Hong Kong Apothecary: a Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging

By Simon Go

MCCM Creations
Released: 2003-06-30
Paperback (200 pages)

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This book transports us to the exotic world of Chinese Medicine – a world of saan (powders), yun (pills), gou (plasters), dann (pellets), etc for every known ailment. These forms had a direct influence on the materials, typefaces, patterns, and compositions used in packaging. It documents contemporary changes in the packaging of Chinese patent medicines and stores since the mid-19th.

Hong Kong: Becoming a Chinese Global City (Asia's Transformations/Asia's Great Cities)

By Stephen Chiu

Routledge
Released: 2009-06-04
Paperback (200 pages)

Hong Kong: Becoming a Chinese Global City (Asia s Transformations/Asia s Great Cities)
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Hong Kong is a small city with a big reputation. As mainland China has become an 'economic powerhouse' Hong Kong has taken a route of development of its own, flourishing as an entrepot and a centre of commerce and finance for Chinese business, then as an industrial city and subsequently a regional and international financial centre.

This volume examines the developmental history of Hong Kong, focusing on its rise to the status of a Chinese global city in the world economy. Chiu and Lui's analysis is distinct in its perspective of the development as an integrated process involving economic, political and social dimensions, and as such this insightful and original book will be a core text on Hong Kong society for students.

Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

By Martin Booth

Thomas Dunne Books
Released: 2006-11-14
Kindle Edition (352 pages)

Golden Boy: Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
 
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At seven years old, Martin Booth found himself with all of Hong Kong at his feet. His father was posted there in 1952, and this memoir is his telling of that youth, a time when he had access to the corners of a colony normally closed to a "Gweilo," a "pale fellow" like him.

His experiences were colorful and vast. Befriending rickshaw coolies and local stallholders, he learned Cantonese, sampled delicacies such as boiled water beetles and one-hundred-year-old eggs, and participated in vibrant festivals. He even entered the forbidden Kowloon Walled City, wandered into a secret lair of Triads, and visited an opium den.

From the plink-plonk man with his dancing monkey to the Queen of Kowloon (a crazed tramp who may have been a Romanov), Martin Booth saw it all---but his memoir illustrates the deeper challenges he faced in his warring parents: a broad-minded mother who embraced all things Chinese and a bigoted father who was enraged by his family's interest in "going native."

Martin Booth's compelling memoir, the last book he completed before dying, glows with infectious curiosity and humor and is an intimate representation of the now extinct time and place of his growing up.

Early Chinese Texts on Painting

By Susan Bush

Hong Kong University Press
Paperback (416 pages)

Early Chinese Texts on Painting
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For students of Chinese art and culture this anthology has proven invaluable since its initial publication in 1985. It collects important Chinese writings about painting, from the earliest examples through the fourteenth century, allowing readers to see how the art of this rich era was seen and understood in the artists’ own times. Some of the texts in this treasury fall into the broad category of aesthetic theory; some describe specific techniques; some discuss the work of individual artists. The texts are presented in accurate and readable translations, and prefaced with artistic and historical background information to the formative periods of Chinese theory and criticism. A glossary of terms and an appendix containing brief biographies of 270 artists and critics add to the usefulness of this volume.

City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong (Penguin Specials: The Hong Kong Series)

By Antony Dapiran

Penguin Random House Australia
Paperback (100 pages)

City of Protest: A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong (Penguin Specials: The Hong Kong Series)
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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 1960s until the most recent wave of protests, which became apparent in the 2014 Occupy Central movement. What emerges from these grassroots movements is a unique Hong Kong identity, one shaped neither by Britain nor China. City of Protest is a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city’s struggle to assert itself.

The Peak: An Illustrated History of Hong Kong’s Top District (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)

By Richard J. Garrett

Blacksmith Books
Released: 2018-12-15
Hardcover (220 pages)

The Peak: An Illustrated History of Hong Kong’s Top District (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)
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The Peak is Hong Kong's top residential district, where property prices are as high as the altitude. How did it become an exclusive enclave in the bustling business center of 19th-century Asia?

The British wanted relief from summer heat and the Peak was the obvious place to escape it. When the Governor adopted Mountain Lodge as a summer getaway, development accelerated and the opening of the Peak Tram in 1888 made access easier. Gradually a community developed and a church, a club and a school were established.

This book describes how the now-popular tourist area developed over time and adapted as needs changed.


 
 
 

 
 
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