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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

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 in the Cold War

Hong Kong in the Cold War

Priscilla Roberts and John M. Carroll (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208005
eISBN:
9789888390106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208005.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Cold War was a distinct and crucial period in Hong Kong’s evolution and in its relations with China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong was a window through which the West could monitor what was ... 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

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