A Concise History of Hong Kong (Critical Issues in World and by John M. Carroll PDF

By John M. Carroll

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong in the course of the First Opium struggle, the chinese language empire was once good into its decline, whereas nice Britain was once already within the moment decade of its mythical "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a urban that keeps to intrigue observers. Melding chinese language and Western affects, Hong Kong has lengthy defied effortless categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and obtainable narrative explores the impressive heritage of Hong Kong from the early 1800s during the post-1997 handover, whilst this former colony grew to become a distinct Administrative zone of the People's Republic of China. The booklet explores Hong Kong as a spot with a different identification, but additionally a crossroads the place chinese language background, British colonial background, and international historical past intersect. Carroll concludes through exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the implications of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and important advancements and demanding situations seeing that 1997.

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