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  • Feeling the Stonesby David Akers-Jones

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 40.00

    This is a book for everyone with an interest in the recent history of Hong Kong and in an exceptional man who played a major part in that history as he ploughed a distinctive and individual, and sometimes controversial, path from District Officer to Acting Governor to Hong Kong Affairs Advisor. more...

  • Hong Kong Invaded!by Gillian Bickley

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 48.00

    This visionary novel by an anonymous author has been forgotten for a hundred years. Yet when published as The Back Door during the negotiations between Imperial China and Great Britain over the lease of the New Territories, the story aroused serious British fears about the possibility of defending Hong Kong against attack. more...

  • Hong Kong's Watershedby Gary Ka-wai Cheung

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots is the first English book that provides an account and critical analysis of the disturbances based on declassified files from the British government and recollection by key players during the events. The interviews with the participants, including Jack Cater, Liang Shangyuan, George Walden, Tsang Tak-sing,... more...

  • Reclaimed Landby David Clarke

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2002; US$ 40.00

    This is an extraordinary and original way of telling the story of those years, and of examining the forces and phenomena behind that story. It can be enjoyed for its photography, considered as an excitingly different way of recording history, and read as a profound reflection on a city foreseeing and then experiencing an historical transformation. more...

  • A Documentary History of Hong Kongby David Faure

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1997; US$ 48.00

    This volume analyses the evolution of a unique brand of politics in Hong Kong. It examines how a Crown Colony system responded to the demands made of it by its Chinese and British residents in the shadow of the often volatile politics of modern China. more...

  • The Great Differenceby James Hayes

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2006; US$ 40.00

    The study covers the whole period of the Lease, with all its crowded events and dramatic changes, as they affected the native inhabitants and their relationship with the government and, over time, the many times larger new urban population. more...

  • Colonial Hong Kong in the Eyes of Elsie Tuby Elsie Tu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 32.00

    This is a book with strong messages for today. Mrs Tu's deep concerns about the current international scene have the most immediate and obvious topical relevance. But there is an equally strong lesson in her description of the corruption that used to be so pervasive in Hong Kong and her battles against it. more...

  • Hong Kongby Caroline Knowles; Douglas Harper

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city’s status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city and a hub for global migrations. Hong Kong is a tour of the city’s postcolonial urban landscape, innovatively told through fieldwork and... more...