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Foreign communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s

Author: Cindy Yik-yi Chu
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays describes adaptations of ethnic minority groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities--the British, Germans, Americans, Indians, and Japanese--and to understand how they perceived the economic situation, political administration, and culture of the colony.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Foreign communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2005
(DLC) 2005043433
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy Yik-yi Chu
ISBN: 9781403980557 1403980551
OCLC Number: 560469893
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages)
Contents: Introduction / Cindy Yik-yi Chu --
Early beginnings of British community (1841-1898) / Gillian Bickley --
British attitudes toward Hong Kong in the nineteenth century / Gillian Bickley --
Nineteenth-century German community / Ricardo K.S. Mak --
Catholic church between two world wars / Cindy Yik-yi Chu --
Making of a Japanese community in prewar period / (1841-1941) / Benjamin Wai-ming Ng --
Stanley civilian internment camp during Japanese occupation / Cindy Yik-yi Chu --
Migrants from India and their relations with British and Chinese residents / Caroline Plüss --
American "China hands" in the 1950s / Chi-kwan Mark.
Responsibility: edited by Cindy Yik-yi Chu.
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This collection of essays describes adaptations of ethnic minority groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities--the British, Germans, Americans, Indians, and Japanese--and to understand how they perceived the economic situation, political administration, and culture of the colony.

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