Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s
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This collection of essays describes adaptations of minority ethnic groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities - the British, Germans, Americans, Indians and Japanese - and to understand how they perceived the economic situation, political administration and culture of the colony.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 209 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16.76mm | 435g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Gordonsville, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XIV, 209 p.
  • 1403970599
  • 9781403970596

Table of contents

Introduction; C.Y-Y.Chu Early Beginnings of British Community (1841-1898); G.Bickley British Attitudes Toward Hong Kong in the Nineteenth Century; G.Bickley Nineteenth Century German Community; R.K.S.Mak Catholic Church Between Two World Wars; C.Y-Y.Chu Making of a Japanese Community in Prewar Period (1841-1941); B.W. Ng Stanley Civilian Internment Camp During Japanese Occupation; C.Y-Y.Chu Migrants from India and Their Relations with British and Chinese Residents; C.Pluss American 'China Hands' in the 1950s; M.Chi-kwan
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"Despite Hong Kong's status as a cosmopolitan 'city of the world,' readers formerly searched in vain for a comprehensive and engaging collection of historical essays on the major non-Chinese populations in the former British colony. This volume of essays is the first to study the British, German, European, American, Japanese, and Indian communities there from 1841 to the early Cold War period of the 1950s. Based on multi-archival material and memoirs, this timely book will be of interest not only to Hong Kong and China specialists but to students of Sino-foreign relationships, ethnic studies, and intercultural relations."

- Joseph K. S. Yick, Texas State University-San Marcos "Although Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city and much has been written on the British and the Chinese, little is known about the other foreign communities in Hong Kong. As such, Cindy Chu's book has provided us a great service by rediscovering how the often-neglected foreigners - the Japanese businessmen, the Indian Sikhs and Muslims, the German missionaries, and the American China Hands - interacted with the locals in the making of the Hong Kong history and society. It should be of interests not only

to historians and Asian specialists, but also to political scientists and students in ethnic studies." - Alvin So, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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"Despite Hong Kong's status as a cosmopolitan 'city of the world,' readers formerly searched in vain for a comprehensive and engaging collection of historical essays on the major non-Chinese populations in the former British colony. This volume of essays is the first to study the British, German, European, American, Japanese, and Indian communities there from 1841 to the early Cold War period of the 1950s. Based on multi-archival material and memoirs, this timely book will be of interest not only to Hong Kong and China specialists but to students of Sino-foreign relationships, ethnic studies, and intercultural relations."


- Joseph K. S. Yick, Texas State University-San Marcos "Although Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city and much has been written on the British and the Chinese, little is known about the other foreign communities in Hong Kong. As such, Cindy Chu's book has provided us a great service by rediscovering how the often-neglected foreigners - the Japanese businessmen, the Indian Sikhs and Muslims, the German missionaries, and the American China Hands - interacted with the locals in the making of the Hong Kong history and society. It should be of interests not only


to historians and Asian specialists, but also to political scientists and students in ethnic studies." - Alvin So, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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About C. Chu

Cindy Yik-yi Chu is a Professor in the Department of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.
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