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8 edition of A Modern History of Hong Kong found in the catalog.

A Modern History of Hong Kong

by Steve Tsang

  • 239 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by I. B. Tauris .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • 21st century,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Asia - China,
  • History / China

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9396006M
    ISBN 101845114191
    ISBN 109781845114190

      The stories touch on major points in Hong Kong modern history: the horrors of Japanese occupation, post-war poverty, the economic boom under the British, the city’s return to Chinese sovereignty. Visit the captivating city of Hong Kong to soak up its unique spirit, which blends ancient Chinese traditions with ultra-modern technology. Here, you’ll get to experience a new culture and indulge in a foodie feast. With striking skyscraper districts and areas full of enticing pop-up markets, Hong Kong is a thriving, must-visit metropolis.

    Let the colonial cities of Macau, Hong Kong, and Singapore delight you with our modern history tour. Starting in Hong Kong, the silhouette of this ultra-modern city is fantastic with hundreds of towers made of steel, concrete, and glass that rise in the sky over the city. We recommend booking Hong Kong Museum of History tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Hong Kong Museum of History tours on Tripadvisor/5(K).

    “Steve Tsang’s admirable A Modern History of Hong Kong is clearly written, logically organised, and sustains a tone of persuasive authority.” —Wm Roger Louis, Kerr Chair in English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin “This is a well constructed, thorough and yet succinct history of Hong Kong. It should be on the shelf of .   Hong Kong’s publishing houses became an extension of the political battlefield in Beijing. Image Bao Pu, the founder and publisher of New Century Press, at a book .


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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: A Modern History of Hong Kong: - Kindle edition by Tsang, Steve.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Modern History of Hong Kong: /5(30).

If you want to know the history of Hong Kong, this is the best book to start. It tells the history from the days before the British occupy Hong Kong to the British's handover of Hong Kong. It's an extremely insightful book that tells not only the cold hard truths that were going on at the time, it also conveys the spirit of the Hong Kong people /5.

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; A Modern History of Hong Kong book 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 s: 1.

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 region of Hong Kong has been inhabited since the Old Stone Age, later becoming part of the Chinese empire with its loose incorporation into the Qin dynasty (– BC). Starting out as a farming fishing village and salt production site, it became an important free port and eventually a major international financial centre.

The Qing dynasty ceded Hong Kong to the British Empire. 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'.

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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’. As premier power in Europe and an expansionist empire, Britain first created in Hong Kong a major naval station and the.

Go ahead and book a tour with us to experience it. Discover our Top tours from $25 Hong Kong is a remarkable confluence of Oriental and Western cultures making it a. About A Modern History of Hong Kong. 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.

A2A. I read this a couple of years ago and thought it was pretty good: A Modern History of Hong Kong My perception is that there aren't many good in-depth histories of HK in English. I think there is definitely room for more scholarship and writi.

- Japan occupies Hong Kong. Food shortages impel many residents to flee to mainland China. The population drops from m in. 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). The cinema of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港電影) is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of a former British colony, Hong Kong had a greater degree of political and economic freedom than mainland China and Taiwan, and developed into a filmmaking hub for the Chinese-speaking world • Per capita: per().

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