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Eastern FiguresOrient and Empire in British Writing

Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099340
eISBN:
9789882206892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject ... More

Eastern FortressA Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Chi Man Kwong and Yiu Lun Tsoi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Celebrated as a trading port, Hong Kong was also Britain’s “eastern fortress”. Likened by many to Gibraltar and Malta, the colony was a vital but vulnerable link in imperial strategy, exposed to a ... More

Ecologies of Urbanism in IndiaMetropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Ecologies of Urbanism in India: Metropolitan Civility and Sustainability

Anne M. Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139767
eISBN:
9789888180714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139767.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Essays follow rapidly proliferating and resource-intensive Indian urbanism in everyday environments. Case studies on nature conservation in cities, urban housing and slum development, waste ... More

Eileen ChangRomancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual ... More

Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Electing Hong Kong's Chief Executive

Simon N. M. Young and Richard Cullen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028399
eISBN:
9789882206908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028399.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 2007, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region held its first-ever contested election for Chief Executive, selected by 800 members of an Election Committee drawn from roughly 7% of the ... More

Elusive Pirates, Pervasive SmugglersViolence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers: Violence and Clandestine Trade in the Greater China Seas

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028115
eISBN:
9789882206915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Piracy and smuggling are as great a problem today as they were several hundreds of years ago. The studies in this book describe and analyze piracy and smuggling in the Greater China Seas region from ... More

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

Enclave to UrbanityCanton, Foreigners, and Architecture from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries

Enclave to Urbanity: Canton, Foreigners, and Architecture from the Late Eighteenth to the Early Twentieth Centuries

Johnathan Andrew Farris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208876
eISBN:
9789888313679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208876.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Cross-cultural relations are spatial relations. Enclave to Urbanity is the first book in English that examines how the architecture and the urban landscape of Guangzhou framed the relations between ... More

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