The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since /5(3). Buy a cheap copy of A History of Hong Kong book by Frank Welsh. In a barren island was reluctantly ceded by China to an unenthusiastic Britain. Hong Kong, grumbled Palmerston, will never be a mart of trade. But from Free shipping over $/5(5). Jan 16, · During the First Opium War, China cedes the island of Hong Kong to the British with the signing of the Chuenpi Convention, an agreement seeking an end to the first Anglo-Chinese conflict. Sep 06, · Welsh takes a stab at a comprehensive history of Hong Kong, but stumbles along the way. Welsh's take is revisionist, his opening shot being that the first Anglo-Chinese War, also known as the Opium War, was not about opium but about trading rights/5.
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History. Sun Yat-Sen established the Republic of China in using Hong Kong's manhua to circulate anti-Qing propaganda. Some of the manhua that mirrored the early struggles of the transitional political and war periods were The True Record and Renjian Pictorial. By the time the Japanese occupied Hong Kong in , all manhua activities had stopped. With the defeat of the Japanese in Traditional Chinese: 港漫. Hong Kong’s rich history, with its interesting tales of marauding pirates, powerful clans and European traders, has helped carve out its future as Asia’s world city. History In the very long scale of history, Hong Kong as we know it today has existed for a mere blink of an eye. But there was a lot going on in the region before that wintry morning in when a contingent of British marines clambered ashore and planted the Union flag on the western part of Hong Kong Island, claiming it for the British Crown. Aug 15, · From a little-known fishing community at the periphery of China, Hong Kong developed into one of the world's most spectacular and cosmopolitan metropoles after a century and a half of British imperial rule. This history of Hong Kong -- from its occupation by the British in to its return to Chinese sovereignty in -- includes the foundation of modern Hong Kong; its developments as an Reviews: 1.