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Old Hong Kong: Volume One (1860-1900), Volume Two (1901-1945), Volume Three (1950-30 June 1997)

ISBN: 9789627283232
Publisher: Formasia Books Ltd
Publication Date: 1999-04
Number of pages: 150
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This special presentation edition of Old Hong Kong in three volumes traces the fascinating story of the British Crown Colony from its birth in an age of Empire to its return to Chinese sovereignty at midnight on a rain-drenched Monday, 30 June 1997.

This extraordinary story is set against the backdrop of the demise of China's last dynasty; the birth of the People's Republic of China; the rising power of Japan; and finally the resurgence of Hong Kong in the twilight of the British Empire.

Within these three volumes an amazing collection of rare, unpublished photographs has been assembled for the first time from the world's great libraries, museums, archives and private collections. Together they form an unmatched record of the history of the colonial island which, for 156 years, flew a foreign flag on the doorstep of China.


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