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Best Books About Hong Kong

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Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood
Martin Booth - Sep 06, 2005
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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...
A Many-Splendored Thing
Suyin Han - Jun 01, 1952
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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 ...
Umbrellas in Bloom
Jason yNg - Dec 07, 2016
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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...
Lonely Planet Hong Kong
Lonely Planet - May 16, 2017 (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...
Hong Kong
Jan Morris - Dec 17, 1988
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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....
A Modern History of Hong Kong
1841-1997
Steve Tsang - Sep 05, 2019 (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 ...