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The Age of OpennessChina before Mao

The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More

The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand

The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More

Ancestral ImagesA Hong Kong Collection

Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957From Foe to Friend

The Australian Pursuit of Japanese War Criminals, 1943-1957: From Foe to Friend

Dean Aszkielowicz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390724
eISBN:
9789888390427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390724.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

After the Second World War, the Australian military prosecuted almost a thousand alleged Japanese war criminals. These prosecutions were not only an attempt to punish Japan for its wartime ... More

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850Connections and Comparisons

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different ... More

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More

China AbroadTravels, Subjects, Spaces

China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Elaine Yee Lin Ho and Julia Kuehn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings together accounts of journeys and cross-cultural experiences by Chinese travelers in the late nineteenth century with those of more recent migrants and diasporic Chinese subjects in ... More

China Bound and UnboundHistory in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Frances Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book recounts how one woman's hope of building a new China gradually turned to disappointment, disillusionment, and despair, reflecting the minds of China's intellectuals at the time. The book ... More

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

Shelly Bryant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888208814
eISBN:
9789888313983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese ... More

Collaborative Colonial PowerThe Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Wing Sang Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides an alternative lens for looking into Hong Kong's history by breaking away from the usual colonial and nationalist interpretations. Drawing on both English and Chinese sources, the ... More

Contemporary Hong Kong PoliticsGovernance in the Post-1997 Era

Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Percy Luen-tim Lui

Wai-man Lam and Ian Holliday (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a project by the Hong Kong Political Science Association. The politics of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 ... More

Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South ChinaThe Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livelihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to ... More

The Defences of MacauForts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

The Defences of Macau: Forts, Ships and Weapons over 450 years

Richard J. Garrett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099937
eISBN:
9789882206809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The forts built from the early seventeenth century onwards, the ships that defended Macau's waters, the weapons that armed the facilities and the soldiers and sailors who manned them all are detailed ... More

Disease, Colonialism, and the StateMalaria in Modern East Asian History

Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History

Ka-che YIP (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622095878
eISBN:
9789882206854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622095878.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Studying malaria in modern East Asia in the context of the global history of the disease, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of the cultural, social, economic, and political ... More

The Dragon and the CrownHong Kong Memoirs

The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099555
eISBN:
9789882207530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a ... More

The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong RelationsA Model for Taiwan?

The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations: A Model for Taiwan?

Sonny Shiu-hing Lo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099081
eISBN:
9789882207547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book assesses the implementation of “one country, two systems” in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) from the political, judicial, legal, economic, and societal dimensions. The ... More

Early China Coast MeteorologyThe Role of Hong Kong

Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

P. Kevin MacKeown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Numerous personality clashes and financial and other intrigues surrounded the early efforts to set up an observatory in Hong Kong. Blending personalities, politics, and practicalities of studying the ... More

East Sails WestThe Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855

East Sails West: The Voyage of the Keying, 1846-1855

Stephen Davies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208203
eISBN:
9789888268221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In December 1846, the Keying, a Chinese junk purchased by British investors, set sail from Hong Kong for London. Named after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner who had signed away Hong Kong to the ... 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

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

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