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Tales of Old Hong Kong : Treasures from the Fragrant Harbour

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A collection of historical odds and ends - stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards and drawings - recount in thrilling detail how a 'barren rock' seemingly destined to fail rose to become one of the richest trading outposts in Asia.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • China Economic Review Publishing
  • Hong Kong, China
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
  • 9881866723
  • 9789881866721
  • 27,839

Review quote

"Captures brilliantly the freewheeling atmosphere of old Hong Kong in all its illicit glory." --James Kynge, author, "China Shakes the World " Captures brilliantly the freewheeling atmosphere of old Hong Kong in all its illicit glory. James Kynge, author, China Shakes the World " What a delight! This book is a thoroughly amusing retelling of some of Hong Kong s most outrageous moments. There s a feast inside. Andrew Browne, China editor, Wall Street Journal " "What a delight! This book is a thoroughly amusing retelling of some of Hong Kong's most outrageous moments. There's a feast inside." --Andrew Browne, China editor, "Wall Street Journal "show more

About Derek Sandhaus

Derek Sandhaus was born in Overland Park, Kansas and studied philosophy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has written on Chinese history for magazines, blogs, and podcasts. He is the editor of Decadence Mandchoue and the author of Tales of Old Peking.show more

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4 58% (7)
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2 17% (2)
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