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The Emergence of Greater China : The Economic Integration of Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Studies on the Chinese Economy)
Yun-Wing Sung
0333625994
March 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The fusion of know-how and capital from Hong Kong and Taiwan with the substantial labour resources on China has led to the emergence of a dynamic economy of "Greater China" rivalling the USA, the European Union and Japan. What is the nature and trend of trade and investment within Greater China? What are the impacts on the world economy? With China's entry into the WTO, what are the problems and prospects of Greater China? These are some of the issues raised within Yun-Wing Sung's book.


Hong Kong
Jan Morris
0679776486
February 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Overlooking one of the world's finest natural harbors, the crowded, glittering, hilly British crown colony of Hong Kong is a major banking, commercial, industrial and transportation center. In this well-written albeit overly detailed overview, noted Welsh travel writer Morris alternates chapters on Hong Kong's history with descriptions of its geography, economy, politics and society, interspersing word-portraits of some of its leading rulers and entrepreneurs. The author also assesses changes likely to occur before 1997, when the colony is scheduled to be returned to China, as well as after the transfer of power. Unfortunately, the British have declined to give political power to the people or to keep them properly informed, according to Morris. There is much more here than most American readers will want to...


Government and People in Hong Kong 1841-1962
George B. Endacott
0313235953
Aug 1982
Hardcover
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Review
“Throughout its history the colony has been a special problem, different in character from other colonies, and Mr. Endacott's placid account of its constitutional evolution, or lack of evolution, brings the difference out very clearly. Although he places his main emphasis on institutional change, he provides enough information about the political and economic background to make the story understandable.”–Times (London) Literary Supplement


Understanding China: A Guide to China's Economy, History and Political Culture
John Bryan Bryan Starr
0809094894
March 2001
Paperback
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Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times
"An excellent introduction to China... concise information about that ... country. Packed with facts and figures... enlivened with firsthand observations."

Review
"An excellent introduction to China for anyone in search of solid but concise information about that complicated country. Packed with facts and figures, but enlivened with firsthand observations."--Lucian W. Pye, The New York Times

"Invaluable . . . Provides substantial coverage of the relationships between China's history and present-day system."--MultiCultural Review

"An impressive and comprehensive survey of mainland China's geography, political structure, military establishment, economics, and recent history. Invaluable and indispensable reading for students of...


The Cinema of Hong Kong
Poshek Fu
0521772354
June 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"With such range and overall high quality, this collection is required reading for any serious student of Chinese popular cultures..." Journal of Asian History

"More than half of the contributors are Asian - most of them ethnic Chinese; all experts on Hong Kong cinema - so English speakers will find historical, social, and economic data that is new to them. This book displays a variety, range and depth matching the values of its subject matter. Recommended for collections supporting film studies at all levels." Choice

Book Description
The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in...



China Modern
Sharon Leece, A. Chester Ong
0794600980
November 2003
Hardcover
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About the Author
Sharon Leece is a full-time writer based in Hong Kong and was formerly the editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration (Hong Kong).

Andrew Chester Ong currently lives in Hong Kong. He specializes in cultural documentary, architecture, and food photography, and has contributed to publications in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Australia, and New Zealand.



Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
Gina Bari Kolata
0743203984
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Feeling tired, achy, and congested? You'll hope not after reading science writer Gina Kolata's engrossing Flu, a fascinating look at the 1918 epidemic that wiped out around 40 million people in less than a year and afflicted more than one of every four Americans. This tragedy, just on the heels of World War I and far more deadly, so traumatized the survivors that few would talk about it afterward. Kolata reports on the scientific investigation of this bizarre outbreak, in particular the attempts to sequence the virus' DNA from tissue samples of victims. She also looks at the social and personal effects of the disease, from improved public health awareness to the loss of productivity. (The disease affected 20- to 40-year-olds disproportionately.)

How could this disease, now almost trivial to healthy young people, have...



The Triads as Business (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia)
CHU YIU KONG
0415360013
April 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The triads are an important, sophisticated and international criminal force, involved in protection, drugs, gambling, prostitution, human smuggling and other forms of organized crime. This book presents a systematic overview of the triads and their activities. It shows how, since the handover of Hong Kong to China, there have been increasing fears that the influence of the triads will spread to the West through emigration. This new edition builds on the first edition, which was published in 2000 and which covered the period up to 1997. The new edition updates the information to the present, and covers a number of additional areas of triad activity.


The Cinema of Hong Kong
David Desser
0521776023
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Review
"With such range and overall high quality, this collection is required reading for any serious student of Chinese popular cultures..." Journal of Asian History

"More than half of the contributors are Asian - most of them ethnic Chinese; all experts on Hong Kong cinema - so English speakers will find historical, social, and economic data that is new to them. This book displays a variety, range and depth matching the values of its subject matter. Recommended for collections supporting film studies at all levels." Choice

Book Description
The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in...



A Fragrant Harbour
George B. Endacott
0837194563
Apr 1977
Hardcover
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Knife Edge : The Royal Marines Saga #5 (The Royal Marines Saga)
Douglas Edward Reeman
1590130995
March 25, 2005
Paperback
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Sunday Mercury
"What makes Reeman's books a cut above the rest is his sensitivity to relationships . . . "

Book Description
January, 1970, and the final chapter in the Blackwood history appears to have closed with the murder in Cyprus of Lt. Colonel Mike Blackwood. His son Ross is featured in this last book of the series.

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Fodor's Hong Kong
Douglas Stallings (Editor)
1400014425
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Take a walk through 6,000 years of Chinese history, visit giant pandas and killer whales, try a thousand-year-old egg, book a room overlooking the botanical garden, or search the stalls for pearls, jade, and gems —Fodor's Hong Kong, 19th Edition offers all these experiences and more! Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor's guide to ensure you don't miss a thing.

The San Francisco Chronicle sums it up best —"Fodor's guides are saturated with information."

-New compact trim size make these guides even more portable
-Two-color interior design makes it easier to find the information...


China: Its History and Culture
W. Scott Morton
0071412794
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A wonderful job! So lucid, beautfully written, with greatrange and insight. This will set a new standard for shortgeneral histories of China. -;Michael Gasster,professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University Newly updated and revised, China: Its History and Culture,Fourth Edition, incorporates the crucial social and economicchanges that have taken place in China over the last decade.Through rich detail and engaging illustrations, the book tracesChina's history from Neolithic times to the present day.

From the Back Cover

A concise and thorough history of one of the world's most powerful nations



Hong Kong Apothecary
Simon Go
1568983905
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Hong Kong Apothecary transports us to the exotic world of Eastern medicine, a world of oils, powders, pills, and cures for every known ailment from impotency to opium addiction. As peculiar as “pink pills for pale people” are the packages containing these medicaments. Author Simon Go has combed manufacturers , shops, and home medicine cabinets for years collecting the most compelling examples. the result is a visual cabinet of curiosities, a graphical pharmacopoeia.
Divided by type – such as ointments, herbal teas, infused oils – Hong Kong Apothecary presents the fascinating graphics and tantalizing descriptions of hundreds of medicines and gives us an insight into Chinese customs afforded only by examining the artifacts and customs of everyday life. many of these medicines are no longer...


A Modern History of Hong Kong
Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
1860641849
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
From a little-known fishing community at the periphery of China, Hong Kong developed into one of the world's most spectacular and cosmopolitan cities after a century and a half of British imperial rule. The history of Hong Kong, from its occupation by the British in 1841 to its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, is a fascinating story of East meeting West. This book addresses the changing relations between the local Chinese and expatriate communities in 156 years of British rule, and the emergence of a local identity. It explains the importance of China as a factor in its development and the origins of the so-called "1997 problems," thus analyzing the underlying reasons for the rise of a liberal society committed to the rule of law without democracy.


Hong Kong Remembers
Sally Blyth (Editor)
0195877683
January 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The story of Hong Kong's social, political, and economic development - from the post-War period to the end of its life as a colonial territory - is a remarkable Chinese-British story. This book contains first-hand accounts of life and times in Hong Kong by luminaries, former governors,
officials, politicians, business people, artists, and average people - natives, emigres, and expatriots alike. Their recollections are opinionated, personal, poignant, amusing, and always informative. Collectively they provide a unique and valuable account of Hong Kong history.


Hedda Morrison's Hong Kong: Photographs & Impressions 1946-47
Edward Stokes
9622097545
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In September 1946 the photographer Hedda Morrison arrived in Hong Kong, where she lived for six months – photographing the Colony’s transition from the despair and decay of the Japanese war years to the beginning of its postwar transformation. In recent years much acclaimed for her pre-war images of Peking, Morrison took in Hong Kong photographs that are a record of sensitivity, depth and vision. Arcaded colonial buildings, urban and natural landscapes caught her eye, as in greater measure did the crowded Chinese quarters, then almost entirely traditional. The harbour, Kowloon, old crafts, fishing and farming all were recorded. Indeed, throughout Hong Kong Hedda Morrison brought her direct, yet compassionate, gaze to bear – leaving an invaluable visual time-capsule for posterity. This new book presents...


China: A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People, Vol. 1
John Henry Gray
0486424871
February 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This highly readable history dates from the late nineteenth century, starting with the earliest known legends of China as the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese contemporaries. Subjects include functions and powers of government; prisons and forms of punishment; religion, gods, and Confucian philosophy; marriage and divorce; servants and slaves; festivals, amusements, and sports; funerals; and benevolent institutions. Commercial activities--agricultural techniques, tea and silk production, and maritime pursuits—also receive detailed and informative treatments. The text is complemented by 140 evocative illustrations of scenes from daily life. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 edition.


Times Of Change
Eric Ho
9004140476
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Flashman and the Dragon
George MacDonald Fraser
0452261910
July 1987
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The delightful cad Flashman stalks again, now through China's 19th-century Taiping Rebellion, in this eighth and perhaps most sparkling volume of his "memoirs." Though a little longer in the tooth, Colonel Flashman, V.C., has lost none of his dash, cunning, amorous propensity or cowardice. His adventures begin when he accompanies a consignment of "opium" (actually guns) to Canton on behalf of a British missionary. Thereafter, as Ambassador Elgin's chief intelligence officer, he gets into a succession of dire scrapes which include being attacked by pirates and falling into the hands first of the ferocious but disciplined Taipings, then of the equally ferocious but decadent Manchu imperialists. At one point he comes within a hair's breadth of having his poltroonery exposed; at other points he finds himself the...


Government and Politics
Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
9622093922
July 1995
Paperback
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Hollywood East: Hong Kong Movies and the People Who Made Them
Stefan Hammond
0809225816


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Colonial Hong Kong And Modern China: Interaction And Reintegration
Lee Pui-Tak (Editor)
9622097200
February 28, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
The evolution of Hong Kong, as a British colony and now a Special Administrative Region at China's doorstep, has always been inextricably intertwined with the situation in China. This volume examines that relationship through various perspectives, presenting new insights on Hong Kong's society and religion, the development of the New Territories, the influence of the Chinese elite, the role of the colony during critical times in China's history, and business interactions between the two trading partners.

From the Publisher
"This collection of essays will make a worthy contribution to the better, two-way knowledge and understanding of 'Hong Kong and China' over the past 160 years. By looking out onto China and by looking back from there into Hong Kong, as well as by casting...


Hong Kong
Jan Morris
0786109173
January 1996
Audio
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From Publishers Weekly
Overlooking one of the world's finest natural harbors, the crowded, glittering, hilly British crown colony of Hong Kong is a major banking, commercial, industrial and transportation center. In this well-written albeit overly detailed overview, noted Welsh travel writer Morris alternates chapters on Hong Kong's history with descriptions of its geography, economy, politics and society, interspersing word-portraits of some of its leading rulers and entrepreneurs. The author also assesses changes likely to occur before 1997, when the colony is scheduled to be returned to China, as well as after the transfer of power. Unfortunately, the British have declined to give political power to the people or to keep them properly informed, according to Morris. There is much more here than most American readers will want to...


Hong Kong SAR
Joseph Y. S. Cheng
9622017851
January 1998
Paperback
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