The imperialist British theme is consistent with the national education that the PRC controlled HK government tried to push to public school students last year.
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Apr 21, Paul rated it it was amazing. Fascinating whirlwind history of Hong Kong. Incredibly helpful to contextualize the present situation. Sep 16, Jerome Parisse rated it liked it. The book was written with the general public in mind and is not full of technical and historical details only relevant to historians.
The focus in on the days since the founding of the British colony in I wish there had been more about the Japanese occupation from to , a period I am fascinated with, but overall I found the book very interesting. The strikes and riots of are well covered, as well as all the politics around the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in almost too much.
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Jul 20, Justin Wu rated it really liked it Shelves: history. Carroll provided a brief outline of Hong Kong's history under the British Empire. Sometimes the stories he mentioned look ambiguous as they are often not cited, but he did well in explaining the social atmosphere before the war period, a time often neglected by historians. The part on post-war reform looks weak, as events such as the Young Plan or the riot are not really discussed in details.
Overall, it is a good read for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, espec Carroll provided a brief outline of Hong Kong's history under the British Empire. Overall, it is a good read for anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Hong Kong, especially from British occupation up to World War II. Jul 29, Michael rated it really liked it.
A very informative text on the fascinating history of Hong Kong. Even though it's a history book which sounds rather dry , it reads almost like a novel as it progresses through time chronologically, leaving you curious to know what happens next.
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I would highly recommend this to anyone who will be spending any decent amount of time in Hong Kong. It has greatly enriched my understanding and appreciation of this splendid place. Jan 21, Jimmy rated it really liked it. Serves what the title says It contains useful historical information that help even someone like me, who grew up in Hong Kong, to get a grip of the concise history without having to read a lot of Hong Kong books from different periods. Ker Zheng rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Jeffrey Yeung rated it really liked it Jul 09, Kelly rated it it was amazing Aug 29, Lin rated it really liked it Feb 25, Christopher Scott Pua rated it it was amazing Aug 14, Brian rated it liked it Sep 15, Steve rated it really liked it Apr 04, Philipp rated it it was ok Jan 15, Tsz Fung rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Paul rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Make an offer:.
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