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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

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

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

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

Pax SinicaGeopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Y.Y. Kueh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The book confronts the popular conjecture of a Pax Sinica emerging to replace Pax Americana in the wake of global financial crisis. It argues that by virtue of its overwhelming economic, ... More

Political Development in Hong KongState, Political Society, and Civil Society

Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Ma Ngok

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state–society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of ... More

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Carmen Amado Mendes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 20 December 1999 the city of Macau became a Special Administrative Region of China after nearly 450 years of Portuguese administration. Drawing extensively on Portuguese and other sources, and on ... More

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