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Forgotten SoulsA Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery$
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Patricia Lim

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099906

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.001.0001

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Government Measures and Their Effect on Society

Government Measures and Their Effect on Society

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(p.364) Chapter 18 Government Measures and Their Effect on Society
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0019

This chapter discusses the governors of Hong Kong during the late nineteenth century and their effect on society. After years of experiencing difficulties and the perceived quarrelsome nature of the Hong Kong civil servants, it was decided that the country needed a strong governor who had wide powers and the backing of the colonial office. These governors affected several facets of society, such as the education of Chinese girls, the police force, and Roman Catholic schools.

Keywords:   governors, effect, Hong Kong, society, colonial office, education, police force, Roman Catholic schools, civil servants

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