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Best Books About Hong Kong

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Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Martin Booth - 2005-09-06
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Martin Booth died in February 2004, shortly after finishing the book that would be his epitaph - this wonderfully remembered, beautifully told memoir of a childhood lived to the full in a far-flung outpost of the British Empire...An inquisitive seven-year-old, Martin Booth found himself with the whole of Hong Kong at his feet when his father was po...
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A Many-Splendored Thing
Suyin Han - 1952-06-01
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A Many-Splendoured Thing tells the story of a married British foreign correspondent called Mark Elliot (Ian Morrison in real life and based in Singapore where he lived with his wife and children) who falls in love with a Eurasian doctor originally from Mainland China who trained at the Royal Free Hospital Medical College in London University, only ...
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Noble House
James Clavell - 1994-03-10 (first published in 1981)
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An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.The setting is Hong Kong, 1963. The action spans scarcely more than a week, but these are the days of high adventure: from kidnapping and murder to financial double-dealing and natural catastrophes -- fire, flood, and landslide. Yet they are days filled as well with all the mystery and romance of H...
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Umbrellas in Bloom
Jason yNg - 2016-12-07
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The Umbrella Movement put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by a bestselling author and columnist based on his firsthand experience at the mai...
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Lonely Planet Hong Kong
Lonely Planet - 2017-05-16 (first published in 1985)
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Lonely Planet Hong Kong is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ride the hair-raising tram to Victoria Peak, feast on seafood at Temple Street Night Market, or hike the delightful Hong Kong Trail; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hong Kong an...
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Love in a Fallen City
Eileen Chang - 2006-10-10 (first published in 1943)
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Eileen Chang is one of the great writers of twentieth-century China, where she enjoys a passionate following both on the mainland and in Taiwan. At the heart of Chang's achievement is her short fiction—tales of love, longing, and the shifting and endlessly treacherous shoals of family life. Written when Chang was still in her twenties, these extrao...
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Hong Kong
Jan Morris - 1988-12-17
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The world's foremost travel writer gives readers an intimate examination of the people, politics and culture of a city with an astounding past and an even more intriguing future. 8 pages of photos, 2 maps....
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A Modern History of Hong Kong
1841-1997
Steve Tsang - 2019-09-05 (first published in 2003)
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This major history of Hong Kong tells the remarkable 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 ...