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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hamilton, Sheilah E.
Watching over Hong Kong.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008
(OCoLC)607846180
Online version:
Hamilton, Sheilah E.
Watching over Hong Kong.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008
(OCoLC)609204226
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheilah E Hamilton; Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
ISBN: 9789622099005 9622099009 9789888028993 9888028995
OCLC Number: 225876222
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early settlement of Hong Kong --
The District Watch Force --
Other local private security forces --
Government 'in-house' security or 'hybrid policing' --
Pirates, ships guards and shore watchmen --
Security in the new territories --
Watchmen in Shanghai --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Responsibility: Sheilah E. Hamilton.

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