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Governors, Politics and The Colonial OfficePublic Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Gavin Ure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the making of public policy for Hong Kong between 1918 and 1958. During much of this period, the Hong Kong government had limited policy-making capabilities. Many new policies ... More

The Happy ValleyA History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

The Happy Valley: A History and Tour of the Hong Kong Cemetery

Ken Nicolson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028108
eISBN:
9789882207561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028108.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This history and tour highlights the need for urgent action to conserve the built and natural heritage resources of this important cultural landscape. The book challenges the reader to reconsider the ... More

Harbin to HanoiThe Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Harbin to Hanoi: The Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840 to 1940

Laura Victoir and Victor Zatsepine (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139415
eISBN:
9789888180721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139415.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a ... More

History Without BordersThe Making of an Asian World Region (1000–1800)

History Without Borders: The Making of an Asian World Region (1000–1800)

Geoffrey C. Gunn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083343
eISBN:
9789882208988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083343.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Astride the historical maritime silk routes linking India to China, premodern East and Southeast Asia can be viewed as a global region in the making over a long period. Intense Asian commerce in ... More

Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley

Hong Kong Internment, 1942-1945: Life in the Japanese Civilian Camp at Stanley

Geoffrey Charles Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098800
eISBN:
9789882206977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098800.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of the more than three thousand non-Chinese civilians — British, American, Dutch, and others — who were trapped in the British colony and interned behind barbed wire in ... More

Hong Kong's WatershedThe 1967 Riots

Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots

Gary Ka-wai Cheung

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090897
eISBN:
9789882207011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090897.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is the first English book that provides an account and critical analysis of the disturbances based on declassified files from the British government and recollection by key players during the ... More

Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822Reading History in Art

Images of the Canton Factories 1760-1822: Reading History in Art

Paul A. Van Dyke and Maria Kar-wing Mok

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208555
eISBN:
9789888313778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hundreds of Chinese export paintings of Canton trading houses and shopping streets are in museums and private collections throughout the world, and scholars of art and history have often questioned ... More

Imperial to InternationalA History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Imperial to International: A History of St John's Cathedral Hong Kong

Stuart Wolfendale

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139873
eISBN:
9789888180738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139873.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Founded in 1849, St John’s Cathedral is the oldest neo-gothic cathedral in East Asia and China’s oldest surviving Anglican church still in operation. In its early decades it was a centre of colonial ... More

Knowledge is PleasureFlorence Ayscough in Shanghai

Knowledge is Pleasure: Florence Ayscough in Shanghai

Lindsay Shen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139590
eISBN:
9789888180202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139590.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Knowledge is Pleasure is the biography of Florence Ayscough, one of the most respected interpreters of Chinese culture of the early 20th century. Born in Concession-era Shanghai, Ayscough developed ... More

The Lone FlagMemoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

The Lone Flag: Memoir of the British Consul in Macao during World War II

John Pownall Reeves

Colin Day and Richard Garrett (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208326
eISBN:
9789888268610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208326.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

When Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941, Macao was left as a tiny isolated enclave on the China coast surrounded by Japanese-held territory. As a Portuguese colony, Macao was ... More

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