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A Modern History of Hong Kong: 1841-1997 (English Edition) Format Kindle
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- ASIN : B07P62QPCB
- Éditeur : I.B. Tauris; 1er édition (30 juillet 2007)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 1633 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 356 pages
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This book will enter my canon of the blessed. Few make it as far but it has earnt its place for a number of reasons. An extraordinary, detailed expose of the route that administrators both local and London-based played in HK's history all of which culminate to where HK is today.
I can't imagine a better source for the finding of information on Hong Kong than this.
The British made the right decision to make it a free port and thus concentrated all opposition from other territorial leases into the building of Hongkong. Quietly progressing with their own agenda. This was one major decision that was correct and timeous. They also took over Kowlon to pre-empt another Western power posing a threat to the British colony .
"While the Letters Patent define the basic constitutional structure it was the Royal Instructions that provided the details laying down how Hk should be organised and governed." Pg19
Setting up an Executive Council and a Legislative Council providing advice to the Govenor in the exercise of his authority. Both consisted of official and non official members.
Seeking independence from UK financial assistance in 1941.
The locals ignoring the segregation living on the Peak.
This pragnatism, intellect and generosity is holding them together today and will hold them together in the future. I am lucky to have grown up as part of it. I am looking forward to reading it again soon.
Hk was lucky to have all their British Govenernors and others:
Sir Paul Chater
Sir William Robinson 1891 to 1898
Sir Claude MacDonald 1898 "Whatever the assumptions MacDonald and his colleagues in London and Hongkong might have made about the 99 year lease, by signing the Convention they made an appointment with China. " Pg 41.
Military and Naval personnel like :
Lieutenant-Govenor general officer George DAguilar.
Sir Henry Pottinger, a Major General in the East India Company.
Commonwealth and Foreign Secretaries :
Lord Stanley, the Secretary of state for the Colonies.
Hk's Governors made decisions, the civil servants carried them out, the foreigners returned home and the Chinese worked well together kept the dream alive. Steve Tsang can't put it all in one book but what he's done has put the story together into a very readable outline. I hope he has more to come.