The Six-Day War of 1899 : Hong Kong in the age of imperialism (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The Six-Day War of 1899 : Hong Kong in the age of imperialism

Author: P H Hase
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], [2008] ©2008
Series: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by the some of the population of the New Territories. There ensued six days of fighting with heavy Chinese casualties. This truly forgotten war has been thoroughly researched for the first time and recounted in lively style by Patrick Hase, an expert on the people  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hase, P.H.
Six-Day War of 1899.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2008
(OCoLC)680446394
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P H Hase
ISBN: 9789622098992 9622098991
OCLC Number: 220015568
Language Note: Text in English with appendices in Chinese; occasional phrases in Chinese with English translations.
Description: xii, 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1899 : Hong Kong in the age of imperialism --
Riots, disturbances, insurrection, and war : armed opposition to the imperial ideal --
July 1898-March 1899 : the road to war --
April 1899 : the war --
Blake and Lockhart : conflicts and casualties --
The campaign : an assessment --
The villagers : leaders and led --
The aftermath of the war.
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Responsibility: Patrick H. Hase.
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"In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by the some of the population of the New Territories. There ensued six days of fighting with heavy Chinese casualties. This truly forgotten war has been thoroughly researched for the first time and recounted in lively style by Patrick Hase, an expert on the people and history of the New Territories. After brief discussion of British Imperialism in the 1890s and British military theory of that period on small wars, the heart of the book is a day-by-day account of the fighting and of the differences of opinion between the Governor of Hong Kong (Blake) and the Colonial Secretary (Lockhart) as to how the war should be fought. Dr Hase uses his deep knowledge of the people and the area and to give a full picture of the leaders and of the rank-and-file of the village fighters. New estimates of the casualties are provided, as are the implications of way these casualties are down-played in most British accounts"--Publisher.

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