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The fall of Hong Kong : Britain, China, and the Japanese occupation

Author: Philip Snow
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On Christmas Day 1941 the Japanese captured Hong Kong, and Britain lost control of its Chinese colony for almost four years. The Japanese occupation was a turning point in the slow historical process by which the British were to be expelled from the colony and from four centuries of influence in East Asia. In this definitive account of the wartime history of Hong Kong, Philip Snow unravels the dramatic story of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Snow
ISBN: 0300093527 9780300093520 0300103735 9780300103731
OCLC Number: 51216372
Description: xxvii, 477 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Late Victorian Hill --
Pre-war Hong Kong: the British and their subjects --
The shadow of Japan --
The Japanese plan an invasion --
'An outpost to be held for as long as possible' --
2. The Debacle --
The Japanese cross the border --
Revolt in Kowloon --
Stemming the tide: British and Nationalists on Hong Kong Island --
The British give in --
The flight of the Admiral --
A season of anarchy: Hong Kong in the hands of the 23rd Army --
3. The World Turned Upside Down --
Yazaki, Isogai and the case for benevolence --
Elevating the Asians: the Japanese choose an elite --
The gentry acquiesce --
Back to normal: the response of the middle classes --
Delegation of functions: the local underpinnings of Japanese rule.
Responsibility: Philip Snow.

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