2 edition of history of Hong Kong. found in the catalog.
history of Hong Kong.
G. B. Endacott
|Series||Oxford in Asia paperbacks|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||322|
Net - Economic History Services. A trade agreeement was signed with China in June; the pact gave Hong Kong businesses greater access to Chinese markets. It thus forms a natural geographic port for Guangdong province in Southeast China. There were no free elections, and the Legislative Council, Hong Kong's main governing body popularly referred to as LegCowas also appointed.
Now, what aspects of Hong Kong history shall we focus on? The political and institutional system made only minimal changes due to the political instability in Mainland China at that time aforementioned which caused an influx of mainland residents to Hong Kong. In the British agreed to limit the fortifications of the colony, and this contributed to its easy conquest Dec. There were negative shocks in as a result of local disturbances from the onset of the Cultural Revolution in the PRC, and again in to from the global oil crisis. Although Hong Kong had a deep and protected harbor, no one, including the Chinese, was much interested in the island itself, and many in the British government considered its acquisition an embarrassing mistake. Actually, the development of Hong Kong's political comics is non-stop, comics artists got the idea based on the political situation in China or Hong Kong.
Most of these businesses were labor-intensive assembly for export, but from onward there has been increased investment in financial services, tourism and retail trade. Initial public offering in The region comprises Hong Kong island, ceded by China in under the Treaty of Nanjing; Kowloon Mandarin Jiulong peninsula, ceded with Stonecutters Island in under the Beijing Convention; and the New Territories, a mountainous mainland area adjoining Kowloon, which, with Deep Bay on the west and Mirs Bay on the east and some offshore islands, was leased from China in for 99 years. They defended themselves in Kat Hing Waia walled village. External links or further reading lists not used as references should be avoided where possible.
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Under provisions set forth in the Sino-British Joint Declaration and in Hong Kong's constitution, the Basic Law, Hong Kong would remain largely self-governing, and its people would retain rights to their property, to freedom of speech, and to travel freely in and out of Hong Kong.
The availability of Japanese and Taiwanese comics challenged the local industry, selling at a pirated bargain price of 10 cents. The gate was then shipped to London for exhibition. China Men won the American Book Award for nonfiction. Figure 2 shows that the value of manufacturing peaked in before beginning an absolute decline.
The confrontation and disturbances of brought home the advantages of stable government, while "pro-PRC euphoria" gave way as understanding of the Cultural Revolution sank in. The four students were known by the Qing as the Four Bandits. These are part of Hong Kong's history, but as they're already covered by a number of other sources, let's not put too much effort into those.
But it did so without democratic institutions, instead giving people a say in government through local bodies or other avenues. That way, you can discuss and reach a compromise.
There was some industrial expansion in the nineteenth century; notably sugar refining, cement and ice factories among the foreign sector, alongside smaller-scale local workshop manufactures. Modern Hong Kong[ edit ]. Chan-Yeung has over forty years of experience in research and scholarship, having published about four hundred peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and several books.
Consensus[ edit ] If another editor disagrees with an edit you make, try not to revert it back unless it is blatantly unproductive, such as vandalism, bias, or spam. Most of these businesses were labor-intensive assembly for export, but from onward there has been increased investment in financial services, tourism and retail trade.
Except now they had a safety net: foreign passports. When in doubt, consult Wikipedia's general manual of stylealthough some Wikipedia-specific guidelines may not be suitable for this book.
From this last wave of immigrants, including many Shanghai industrialists, emerged the beginnings of Hong Kong's now-famous textile industry. Canadian Winnipeg Grenadiers fought at the crucial Wong Nai Chong Gapwhich was the passage between the north and the secluded southern parts of the island.
Inhowever, a senior Chinese official said that China would ultimately decide if the person who is elected becomes chief executive. Send email to admin eh.Feb 02, · A2A.
I read this a couple of years ago and thought it was pretty good: A Modern History of Hong Kong My perception is that there aren't many good in-depth histories of HK in English.
I think there is definitely room for more scholarship and writi. Author Jeff Wasserstrom, a University of California professor, draws comparisons between and Hong Kong protests, and between police repression now and in China inbut agrees with.
Buy a cheap copy of A History of Hong Kong book by Frank Welsh. In a barren island was reluctantly ceded by China to an unenthusiastic Britain. Hong Kong, grumbled Palmerston, will never be a mart of trade. But from Free shipping over $/5(5). The Hong Kong Museum of History compiles a collection of papers which are contributions from Hong Kong and mainland scholars, as well as veteran fighters of the former Hong Kong-Kowloon Independent Brigade.
This book illustrates the significant role played by the Brigade in. Dec 28, · In Hong Kong's book industry, 'everybody is scared' This article is more than 3 years old Hong Kong used to be a place of relatively free speech in China, but that was before Xi.
Jan 28, · found an extraordinary voice in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior () and China Men (), which blended old Chinese lore with fascinating family history.
Her first novel, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (), was set in the bohemian world of the San Francisco Bay area during the s. Other.