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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 struggle, the chinese language empire used to be 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 keeps to intrigue observers. Melding chinese language and Western affects, Hong Kong has lengthy defied effortless categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and available narrative explores the notable heritage of Hong Kong from the early 1800s throughout the post-1997 handover, whilst this former colony grew to become a different Administrative zone of the People's Republic of China. The e-book explores Hong Kong as a spot with a different identification, but additionally a crossroads the place chinese language background, British colonial heritage, and global historical past 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 on account that 1997.

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