Hong Kong

Hong Kong : A Cultural History

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Hong Kong has always been something of an anomaly, and an outpost of empire, whether British or Chinese. Once described as a barren island, the former fishing community has been transformed by its own economic miracle into one of Asia's World Cities, taking in its stride the territory's 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty. Beneath the surface of Hong Kong's cliched self-image as Pearl of the Orient and Shopping Paradise, Michael Ingham reveals a city rich in history, myth, and cultural diversity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 137.2 x 203.2 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Oxford, England, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0195314972
  • 9780195314977
  • 839,602

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"A boon to literate tourists and engaging for others who know the city."--G.W.McDonogh, CHOICE
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About Michael Ingham

Michael Ingham teaches at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and is a founder member of the local Theatre Action drama group.
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