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The Age of OpennessChina before Mao

The Age of Openness: China before Mao

Frank Dikotter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099203
eISBN:
9789882206595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099203.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history, but this book shows instead that the first half of ... More

The Ambiguous Allure of the WestTraces of the Colonial in Thailand

The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Rachel V. Harrison and Peter A. Jackson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in ... More

Ancestral ImagesA Hong Kong Collection

Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850Connections and Comparisons

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450-1850: Connections and Comparisons

Joseph P. McDermott and Peter Burke (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888208081
eISBN:
9789888313617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208081.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different ... More

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Rogerio Miguel Puga

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

For more than four centuries, Macau was the center of Portuguese trade and culture on the South China Coast. Until the founding of Hong Kong and the opening of other ports in the 1840s, it was also ... More

China AbroadTravels, Subjects, Spaces

China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Elaine Yee Lin Ho and Julia Kuehn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book brings together accounts of journeys and cross-cultural experiences by Chinese travelers in the late nineteenth century with those of more recent migrants and diasporic Chinese subjects in ... More

China Bound and UnboundHistory in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

China Bound and Unbound: History in the Making - An Early Returnee's Account

Frances Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091719
eISBN:
9789882206700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091719.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book recounts how one woman's hope of building a new China gradually turned to disappointment, disillusionment, and despair, reflecting the minds of China's intellectuals at the time. The book ... More

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

The Classical Gardens of Shanghai

Shelly Bryant

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9789888208814
eISBN:
9789888313983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In The Classical Gardens of Shanghai, Shelly Bryant looks at five of Shanghai’s remaining classical gardens through their origins, changing fortunes, restorations, and links to a wider Chinese ... More

Collaborative Colonial PowerThe Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Wing Sang Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book provides an alternative lens for looking into Hong Kong's history by breaking away from the usual colonial and nationalist interpretations. Drawing on both English and Chinese sources, the ... More

Contemporary Hong Kong PoliticsGovernance in the Post-1997 Era

Contemporary Hong Kong Politics: Governance in the Post-1997 Era

Percy Luen-tim Lui

Wai-man Lam and Ian Holliday (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098299
eISBN:
9789882206779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098299.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book is a project by the Hong Kong Political Science Association. The politics of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) have often been turbulent in the decade since the 1997 ... More

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