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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

Underground FrontThe Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Underground Front: The Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong

Christine Loh

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028948
eISBN:
9789882207653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028948.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an examination of the role that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has played in Hong Kong since the creation of the Party in 1921, through to the present day. The book brings events ... More

Unruly PeopleCrime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Unruly People: Crime, Community, and State in Late Imperial South China

Robert J. Antony

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208951
eISBN:
9789888390052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208951.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Unruly People shows that in mid-Qing Guangdong banditry occurred mainly in the densely populated core Canton delta where state power was strongest, challenging the conventional wisdom that banditry ... More

The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

The Virgin Mary and Catholic Identities in Chinese History

Jeremy Clarke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888139996
eISBN:
9789888268443
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139996.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Chinese Catholic Church traces its living roots back to the late sixteenth century and its historical roots back even further, to the Yuan dynasty. This book explores paintings and sculptures of ... More

Voices from TibetSelected Essays and Reportage

Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage

Tsering Woeser and Lixiong Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208111
eISBN:
9789888268191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208111.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most eloquent, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural ... More

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is a guide-book that brings forth the art and architecture of Macao and the baroque treasures that make the territory of Macao so attractive. The book aims to help with an understanding of the ... More

We Shall Suffer ThereHong Kong's Defenders Imprisoned, 1942-45

We Shall Suffer There: Hong Kong's Defenders Imprisoned, 1942-45

Tony Banham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099609
eISBN:
9789882207677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099609.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This work documents the experiences of Hong Kong's prisoners of war and civilian internees from their capture by the Japanese in December 1941 to liberation, rescue, and repatriation. While the ... More

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