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Empires of PanicEpidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Empires of Panic: Epidemics and Colonial Anxieties

Robert Peckham (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208449
eISBN:
9789888313563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208449.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Empires of Panic is the first book to explore how panics have been historically produced, defined, and managed across different colonial, imperial, and post-imperial settings—from early ... 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

Escape from Hong KongAdmiral Chan Chak's Christmas-Day Dash, 1941

Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas-Day Dash, 1941

Tim Luard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083763
eISBN:
9789882209312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong's surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak—the Chinese government's chief agent in Hong Kong—and more than 60 Chinese and British intelligence, naval, ... More

Europe and ChinaStrategic Partners or Rivals?

Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?

Roland Vogt (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083879
eISBN:
9789882209077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083879.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Over the last three decades, the relationship between Europe and China has undergone a profound transformation. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, this volume explores new issues and fields of ... More

The First Chinese AmericanThe Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Scott D. Seligman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late nineteenth century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the ... More

Free Trade's First MissionarySir John Bowring in Europe and Asia

Free Trade's First Missionary: Sir John Bowring in Europe and Asia

Philip Bowring

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9789888208722
eISBN:
9789888268849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208722.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Reformer, intellectual, colonial governor, Sir John Bowring (1792–1872) was the archetype of the ambitious men who made Britain the leading global power in the 19th century. Born to a modest trading ... More

From Warhorses to PloughsharesThe Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong

From Warhorses to Ploughshares: The Later Tang Reign of Emperor Mingzong

Richard L. Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888208104
eISBN:
9789888313167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208104.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mingzong (r. 926–33) was the most illustrious emperor of the Five Dynasties, and one of the most admired of China’s middle period, the Tang to Song. A warrior of Shatuo-Turk ancestry, he ascended the ... More

The Golden GhettoThe American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American China Policy, 1784-1844

The Golden Ghetto: The American Commercial Community at Canton and the Shaping of American China Policy, 1784-1844

Jacques M. Downs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139095
eISBN:
9789888313327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139095.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Before the opening of the treaty ports in the 1840s, Canton was the only Chinese port where foreign merchants were allowed to trade.The Golden Ghetto takes us into the world of one of this city's ... More

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