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The Story of a SteleChina's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

The Story of a Stele: China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098954
eISBN:
9789882207608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098954.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Western readers have yet to come to terms with the fact that during much of history very little was ever “known” about China. There was never any lack of information from missionaries and travelers ... More

Suicide in AsiaCauses and Prevention

Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Paul S. F. Yip (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and more than 60% of suicide deaths occur in Asia. However, very little reliable information is available to permit a good understanding ... More

Surviving NirvanaDeath of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Sonya S. Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. This is the first book in the English language to examine how this ... More

Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Public Opinion in Hong Kong

Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press, and Public Opinion in Hong Kong

Francis L.F. Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9789888208579
eISBN:
9789888268832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208579.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Phone-in programs on public and commercial radio channels have been a staple of popular Hong Kong politics since the 1990s. In the absence of a fully democratic system, they have played an ... More

Taxation Without RepresentationThe History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Michael Littlewood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book tells an instructive tale of Hong Kong's tax system from 1940 (when taxes on income were first introduced in the territory) until the present day. For Hong Kong's own historians and ... More

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign
                        Language

Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language

Janet Zhiqun Xing

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097629
eISBN:
9789882207479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097629.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides a research-based account of how to teach and learn Chinese as a foreign language. Specially written for Chinese language teachers, student teachers, ... More

Telecommunications Development in Asia

Telecommunications Development in Asia

John URE (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099029
eISBN:
9789882207486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book is an analysis of the policies adopted throughout the Asia Pacific region that have led to an explosive growth of the telecommunications sector. Part one reviews global best practices ... More

Thistle and BambooThe Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former ... More

Through the Looking GlassChina's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Paul French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a ... More

Tracing ChinaA Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Tracing China: A Forty-Year Ethnographic Journey

Helen F. Siu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888083732
eISBN:
9789888313396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Tracing China’s journey began from exploring rural revolution and reconstitutions of community in South China. Spanning decades of rural-urban divide, it finally uncovers China’s global reach and ... More

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