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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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Industry at the Turn of the Century

Industry at the Turn of the Century

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(p.475) Chapter 23 Industry at the Turn of the Century
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Forgotten Souls
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Patricia Lim

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0024

This chapter discusses the changes in the kind of business transacted by the merchants of the China Coast. Ernest Deacon's story shows how a family with no money earned in the Far East could climb from relatively humble origins to the ranks of squiredom and respectability. It also looks at the different companies in Hong Kong, such as the Dairy Company and the Hong Kong & Wampa Dock Company, and when electricity and the railway arrived in the country.

Keywords:   changes, merchants, business, China Coast, Ernest Deacon, Dairy Company, Hong Kong & Wampa Dock Company, electricity, railway

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