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

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The Villagers: Leaders and Led

The Villagers: Leaders and Led

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(p.169) 7 The Villagers: Leaders and Led
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The Six-Day War of 1899
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Patrick H. Hase

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0008

This chapter begins by reviewing the leaders of the insurrection. James Stewart Lockhart, as part of his attempt to get the leaders of the insurrection exiled, their houses destroyed, and their villages penalised, prepared a black-list of the leaders of the insurrection. The rank-and-file of the insurrection is also described. It is clear that the insurgents reflected very closely the broader society of the villages from which they had come. Leadership of the insurgency was effectively the monopoly of the traditional village leaders. The leaders were, almost to a man, gentry, holders of either examined or purchased degrees, or at least were Kwok Hok Sang, or represented their gentry families as Managers of their family Trusts. The dead came overwhelmingly from among the young men, either unmarried or recently married, from the low-status families of the area.

Keywords:   village leaders, insurrection, James Stewart Lockhart, insurgents, insurgency, leadership

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