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The Age of OpennessChina before Mao

The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More

The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand

The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More

Ancestral ImagesA Hong Kong Collection

Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957From Foe to Friend

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend

Dean Aszkielowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390724
eISBN:
9789888390427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the Second World War, the Australian military prosecuted almost a thousand alleged Japanese war criminals. These prosecutions were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its wartime ... More

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850Connections and Comparisons

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different ... More

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More

China AbroadTravels, Subjects, Spaces

China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Elaine Yee Lin Ho and Julia Kuehn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings together accounts of journeys and cross-cultural experiences by Chinese travelers in the late nineteenth century with those of more recent migrants and diasporic Chinese subjects in ... More

China Bound and UnboundHistory in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Frances Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book recounts how one woman's hope of building a new China gradually turned to disappointment, disillusionment, and despair, reflecting the minds of China's intellectuals at the time. The book ... More

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

Shelly Bryant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888208814
eISBN:
9789888313983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese ... More

Collaborative Colonial PowerThe Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Wing Sang Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides an alternative lens for looking into Hong Kong's history by breaking away from the usual colonial and nationalist interpretations. Drawing on both English and Chinese sources, the ... More

Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South ChinaThe Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livelihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to ... More

The Defences of MacauForts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Richard J. Garrett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099937
eISBN:
9789882206809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The forts built from the early seventeenth century onwards, the ships that defended Macau's waters, the weapons that armed the facilities and the soldiers and sailors who manned them all are detailed ... More

Disease, Colonialism, and the StateMalaria in Modern East Asian History

Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Ka-che YIP (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Studying malaria in modern East Asia in the context of the global history of the disease, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political ... More

The Dragon and the CrownHong Kong Memoirs

The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a ... More

Early China Coast MeteorologyThe Role of Hong Kong

Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

P. Kevin MacKeown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Numerous personality clashes and financial and other intrigues surrounded the early efforts to set up an observatory in Hong Kong. Blending personalities, politics, and practicalities of studying the ... More

East Sails WestThe Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855

East Sails West: The Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208203
eISBN:
9789888268221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In December 1846, the Keying, a Chinese junk purchased by British investors, set sail from Hong Kong for London. Named after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner who had signed away Hong Kong to the ... More

Elusive Pirates, Pervasive SmugglersViolence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028115
eISBN:
9789882206915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Piracy and smuggling are as great a problem today as they were several hundreds of years ago. The studies in this book describe and analyze piracy and smuggling in the Greater China Seas region from ... More

The Empress and Mrs. CongerThe Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Grant Hayter-Menzies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the story of two women from worlds that could not seem farther apart — imperial China and the American Midwest — who found common ground before and after one of the greatest clashes between ... More

Enchanted by LohansOsvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Enchanted by Lohans: Osvald Sirén's Journey into Chinese Art

Minna Törmä

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139842
eISBN:
9789888268405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139842.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Finnish-Swedish art historian Osvald Sirén (1879–1966) was one of the pioneers of Chinese art scholarship in the West. This biography focuses on his four major voyages to East Asia: 1918, 1921–23, ... More

Enriching LivesA History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Bangyan Feng Mee Kau Nyaw and Mee Kau Nyaw

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Insurance is one of Hong Kong's oldest industries. In the nineteenth century, the lucrative trade between China and Europe carried many risks—piracy, warfare, fire, loss of goods, and other mishaps. ... More

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