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An illustrated history of Hong Kong, Nigel Cameron

Label
An illustrated history of Hong Kong
Title
An illustrated history of Hong Kong
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Cameron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the British rule in Hong Kong draws to a close after a century and a half, the colony remains one of the most vital and intriguing places on earth. Despite being founded on an uninviting collection of sparsely populated islands on the Chinese coast, occupied by the Japanese in wartime, and surrounded by a belligerent communist giant for over forty years, Hong Kong has grown into a global leader in manufacturing, commerce, and finance--the very symbol of dramatic growth and prosperity. An Illustrated History of Hong Kong captures that dynamic past in a sweeping account of this legendary city. Combining lavish and revealing illustrations (many of them seen here for the first time) with an authoritative text, Nigel Cameron reaches back to the prehistoric past, long before the arrival of the first Europeans, to build a comprehensive picture of this remarkable region's past. Based on numerous Chinese sources, the book offers a new perspective on the interplay between the Chinese and Westerners in shaping the Hong Kong we know today, and looks ahead to the implications of the resumption of Chinese rule in 1997. The result in an engrossing, up-to-the-minute narrative packed with over a hundred illustrations, including twenty-four color plates.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cameron, Nigel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Geschichte
  • Bildband
Label
An illustrated history of Hong Kong, Nigel Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([342]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of confrontation -- First clashes -- The treaty of Nanjing -- Early Hong Kong -- Governor Davis-one against all -- Early Victoria-fabric and society -- Governor Bonham -- Bowring's war with China -- Consolidation under Robinson -- The growth of Chinese institutions, and the problems of education -- Macdonnell and the lawless 'depot' -- Colonial appeasement -- Mr. Hennessy's proceedings -- Public health, and the blockade -- Constitutional reform, and the legalization of opium -- Plague, and the new territories acquired -- The first two decades of the new century -- Inter-war years-the twenties -- Inter-war years -the thirties -- Invasion and occupation -- Rehabilitation and transformation -- Population, housing, and education -- Growth of an industrial giant -- Corruption and the ICAC -- Final years
Control code
22490863
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195849974
Lccn
90048787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1363198
Label
An illustrated history of Hong Kong, Nigel Cameron
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references ([342]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of confrontation -- First clashes -- The treaty of Nanjing -- Early Hong Kong -- Governor Davis-one against all -- Early Victoria-fabric and society -- Governor Bonham -- Bowring's war with China -- Consolidation under Robinson -- The growth of Chinese institutions, and the problems of education -- Macdonnell and the lawless 'depot' -- Colonial appeasement -- Mr. Hennessy's proceedings -- Public health, and the blockade -- Constitutional reform, and the legalization of opium -- Plague, and the new territories acquired -- The first two decades of the new century -- Inter-war years-the twenties -- Inter-war years -the thirties -- Invasion and occupation -- Rehabilitation and transformation -- Population, housing, and education -- Growth of an industrial giant -- Corruption and the ICAC -- Final years
Control code
22490863
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
362 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195849974
Lccn
90048787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(WaOLN)1363198

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