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Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie


Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In Hong Kong (1879–1902) he rose to the highest levels and brought a refreshingly different approach to colonial rule, and maintained peace and order during troubled times. He immersed himself in Chinese culture, made friends with l ... More

Keywords: Sir James Stewart Lockhart, Hong Kong, Weihaiwei, China, colonial rule, peace, Chinese culture, racism, New Territories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028924
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shiona Airlie, author