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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

Landscapes Lost and FoundAppreciating Hong Kong's Heritage Cultural Landscapes

Landscapes Lost and Found: Appreciating Hong Kong's Heritage Cultural Landscapes

Ken Nicolson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789622093393
eISBN:
9789888313822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622093393.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Hong Kong’s approach to heritage conservation has focused on saving an old building here and there with little or no regard to its surroundings. Recent public debates challenging proposals to ... 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

Merchants of Canton and MacaoPolitics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

Merchants of Canton and Macao: Politics and Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Chinese Trade

Paul A. Van Dyke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888028917
eISBN:
9789882208650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028917.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This landmark study of Canton and Macao merchants advances our understanding of the rise and development of international commercial networks. The eighteenth century was a transitional period in ... More

Merchants of War and PeaceBritish Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Song-Chuan Chen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges conventional arguments that the major driving forces of the First Opium War were the infamous opium smuggling trade, the defence of British national honour, and cultural ... More

Mongolia and the United StatesA Diplomatic History

Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Jonathan S. Addleton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Mongolia and the United States provides a pioneering firsthand look at the remarkable growth in ties between two countries separated by vast distances that yet share a growing list of interests and ... More

Narratives of Free TradeThe Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Narratives of Free Trade: The Commercial Cultures of Early US-China Relations

Kendall Johnson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083534
eISBN:
9789882209275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083534.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This collection discusses the first commercial encounters between a China on the verge of social transformation and a fledgling United States struggling to assert itself globally as a distinct nation ... More

News Under FireChina's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

News Under Fire: China's Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928-1941

Shuge Wei

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390618
eISBN:
9789888390359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390618.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

News under Fire: China’s Propaganda against Japan in the English-Language Press, 1928–1941 is the first comprehensive study of China’s efforts to establish an effective international propaganda ... More

Pacific CrossingCalifornian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Pacific Crossing: Californian Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong

Elizabeth Sinn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139712
eISBN:
9789888180172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139712.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the nineteenth century tens of thousands of Chinese men and women crossed the Pacific to work, trade, and settle in California. Drawn initially by the gold rush, they took with them skills and ... More

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