Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Six-Day War of 1899Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Patrick H. Hase

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098992

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2022. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022



(p.1) Introduction
The Six-Day War of 1899

Patrick H. Hase

Hong Kong University Press

This book is a study of a small war fought over six days in the New Territories of Hong Kong, between 14 and 19 April 1899. This war was the only military campaign fought within the Hong Kong area during the period of British administration, other than the fighting against the Japanese during the last World War. It was an Imperial war, fought to secure an expansion of the British Empire, taking place during the period when Imperialism as a belief-system was at its peak in Britain and the British Overseas Dominions, and this makes it an interesting area of study. The campaign was ill-managed by the Hong Kong military authorities. Provision of supplies to the British troops was extremely poor. The leaders of the insurgency were taken from the traditional village leadership, and comprised almost exclusively gentry figures of great wealth and status, men older than the average from their villages.

Keywords:   Hong Kong, New Territories, Imperial war, British Empire, British Overseas Dominions, British troops, military authorities

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .