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A modern history of Hong Kong

Author: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2004.
Series: History Reference Center.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This major new history of Hong Kong tells the story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in 1842 with the founding of the Crown Colony after the First Anglo-Chinese war - the original 'Opium War'. As premier power in Europe and an expansionist empire, Britain first created in Hong Kong a major naval station and the principal base to open the Celestial Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang, 1959-
Modern history of Hong Kong.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
ISBN: 1860641849 9781860641848 9780857730831 0857730835 6000007892 9786000007898 1845114191 9781845114190
OCLC Number: 1058023056
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: xi 340 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for A modern history of Hong Kong / Steve Tsang. --
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog --
Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. --
Preface --
Part I: Foundation of Modern Hong Kong --
War & amp --
Peace --
Foundation of a Crown Colony --
Imperial Expansion --
Part II: Heyday of Imperial Rule --
Law and Justice --
Economy & amp --
Society --
Agent for Change in China --
The Great War and Chinese Nationalism --
Imperial Grandeur --
Part III: A Colonial Paradox --
Japanese Invasion and Occupation --
Return to Empire --
A Fine Balance --
Economic Take-Off --
Rise of the HongKongers --
Making of a Colonial Paradox --
Part IV: Securing its Future --
Fateful Decisions --
Beginning of the End --
The Final Chapter --
Full Circle --
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hong Kong (China) History.
Series Title: History Reference Center.
Other Titles: Hong Kong
History of Hong Kong
Responsibility: Steve Tsang.
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"This major new history of Hong Kong tells the story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism. The story began in 1842 with the founding of the Crown Colony after the First Anglo-Chinese war - the original 'Opium War'. As premier power in Europe and an expansionist empire, Britain first created in Hong Kong a major naval station and the principal base to open the Celestial Chinese Empire to trade. Working in parallel with the locals, the British built it up to become a focus for investment in the region and an international centre with global shipping, banking and financial interests. Yet by far the most momentous change in the history of this prosperous, capitalist colony was its return in 1997 to 'Mother China', the most powerful communist state in the world."--Jacket.

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