New PDF release: A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and

By John M. Carroll

ISBN-10: 0742534219

ISBN-13: 9780742534216

ISBN-10: 0742534227

ISBN-13: 9780742534223

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong through the First Opium warfare, the chinese language empire was once good into its decline, whereas nice Britain used to be already within the moment decade of its mythical "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a urban that maintains to intrigue observers. Melding chinese language and Western impacts, Hong Kong has lengthy defied effortless categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and available narrative explores the outstanding historical past of Hong Kong from the early 1800s in the course of the post-1997 handover, while this former colony turned a distinct Administrative quarter of the People's Republic of China. The booklet explores Hong Kong as a spot with a different id, but additionally a crossroads the place chinese language background, British colonial heritage, and global background intersect. Carroll concludes by means of exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the results of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and critical advancements and demanding situations due to the fact 1997.

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