The Resource Hong Kong : epilogue to an empire, Jan Morris

Hong Kong : epilogue to an empire, Jan Morris

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Hong Kong : epilogue to an empire
Title
Hong Kong
Title remainder
epilogue to an empire
Statement of responsibility
Jan Morris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On July 1, 1997, a world will come to an end, as one of the last outposts of the British empire returns to Chinese rule. No one has depicted that world - the dazzlingly modern, obdurately traditional Crown Colony of Hong Kong - more faithfully, shrewdly, or affectionately than Jan Morris, who in this contemporary classic of travel writing celebrates the city's charm and squalor, unravels the tangle of its history, and gives us an informed glimpse into its future
  • Combining firsthand reportage with exemplary research, Morris takes us from Hong Kong's clamorous back alleys to the luxurious Happy Valley racecourse, where taipans place their bets between sips of champagne and bird's nest soup. Morris chronicles the exploits of opium traders and pirates, colonists and financiers, and shows how their descendants view the prospect of reunification with the Chinese mainland. What emerges is an epic tableau, vastly informed and pungently evocative
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Title
Hong Kong
Creator
Summary
Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and primitive poverty, the most architecturally incongruous yet undeniably beautiful urban panorama of all.Through firsthand reportage, world-renowned travel writer Jan Morris takes us through the crowded streets of this enigmatic city, offering the most insightful and comprehensive study of Hong Kong thus far. She reviews Hong Kong's early days as a British opium port controlled by pirates, cutthroats, and scoundrel tycoons, and looks ahead to the city's future as part of the People's Republic of China
Subject
Genre
Tone
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173555
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
951.25
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Vintage departures
Target audience
adult
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Jan Morris
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Hong Kong: Xianggang
Label
Hong Kong : epilogue to an empire, Jan Morris
Link
http://ebcd.cuyahogalibrary.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E0A4FBE3-4156-4DB1-ACA7-B0C9990787A6
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Revised and updated"--Cover
  • "Portions of this work have appeared in the New York times, Travel and leisure, and Vogue"--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [304]-306) and index
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  • ALL_BRANCHES
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Prologue -- 2. Chronology -- 3. Impacts and Images -- 4. 1840s: On the Foreshore -- 5. Peoples -- 6. 1880s: The Compleat Colony -- 7. Means of Support -- 8. 1920s: Dogdays -- 9. Control Systems -- 10. 1940s: War and Peace -- 11. The Landlord -- 12. The Final Edition -- 13. Reading List
Control code
6ocm06153925
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Vintage Departures edition.
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307781062
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
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.b109823540
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E0A4FBE3-4156-4DB1-ACA7-B0C9990787A6

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