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

Patrick H. Hase

Abstract

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 Territories. There ensued six days of fighting with heavy Chinese casualties. This forgotten war has been researched and recounted for the first time. After a brief discussion of British Imperialism in the 1890s and British military theory of that period on small wars, the heart of the book is a day-by-day account of the fighting and of the differences of opinion between the Governor of Hong Kong (Sir Henry ... More

Keywords: Convention of Peking, New Territories, resistance, Chinese casualties, British Imperialism, British military theory, small wars, Henry Blake, James Stewart Lockhart

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622098992
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick H. Hase, author