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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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The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath

The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath

(p.30) Chapter 1 The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath
Forgotten Souls

Patricia Lim

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter discusses the history of the early settlers in Hong Kong, which has been a largely ignored topic. It describes the city of Hong Kong during its early years, and looks at the events that led to the first opium war. The first opium war eventually led to the foundation of Hong Kong and influenced the mindset of the residents. The chapter also discusses the aftermath of the first opium war, along with the influences from England and India.

Keywords:   history, early settlers, Hong Kong, first opium war, foundation, aftermath, influences, England, India

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