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The Six-Day War of 1899Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by some of the population of the New ... More

A Social History of the Chinese BookBooks and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China

A Social History of the Chinese Book: Books and Literati Culture in Late Imperial China

Joseph P. McDermott

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097810
eISBN:
9789882206557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097810.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book introduces the history of the book in China in the late imperial period from 1000 to 1800. The book assumes little knowledge of Chinese history or culture and compares the Chinese ... More

Southern District Officer ReportsIslands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

John Strickland (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a collection of administrative dispatches from the 1910s through the early 1960s which illuminate not only rural life in Hong Kong but also Hong Kong government policies during the post-World ... More

The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642The Baroque Ending of a Renaissance Endeavour

The Spanish Experience in Taiwan, 1626–1642: The Baroque Ending of a Renaissance Endeavour

Jose Eugenio Borao

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090835
eISBN:
9789882207417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090835.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Taiwan in the seventeenth century was a pivotal site of conflict between the expansionist Dutch and Spanish colonial empires. This book examines the economic and religious motives which brought the ... More

Stepping Forth into the WorldThe Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Stepping Forth into the World: The Chinese Educational Mission to the United States, 1872-81

Edward J. M. Rhoads

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028863
eISBN:
9789882207424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028863.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Educational Mission was one of the earliest efforts at educational modernization in China. As part of the Self-Strengthening Movement, the Qing government sent 120 students to New England ... More

The Story of a SteleChina's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

The Story of a Stele: China's Nestorian Monument and Its Reception in the West, 1625-1916

Michael Keevak

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098954
eISBN:
9789882207608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098954.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Western readers have yet to come to terms with the fact that during much of history very little was ever “known” about China. There was never any lack of information from missionaries and travelers ... More

Surviving NirvanaDeath of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Sonya S. Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. This is the first book in the English language to examine how this ... More

Thistle and BambooThe Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former ... More

Through the Looking GlassChina's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao

Paul French

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099821
eISBN:
9789882207622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099821.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The history of foreign journalists in China starts with the newspapers printed in the European Factories of Canton in the 1820s and ends with the Communist revolution in 1949. It also starts with a ... More

Troubling American WomenNarratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

Stacilee Ford

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083114
eISBN:
9789882207639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083114.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

American women have lived in Hong Kong, and in neighboring Macao, for nearly two centuries. Many were changed by their encounter with Chinese life and British colonialism. Their openness to new ... More

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