A Borrowed Place: The History of Hong Kong :: Frank Welsh soon to be presented for sale on the marvellous BookLovers of Bath web site!
New York, Tokyo & London: Kodansha International, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the lining papers; Appendices (2); Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the lining papers; Appendices (2);
From the cover: Hong Kong, the last great imperial possession, returns to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 after over 150 years of British rule. Ceded to Victorian Britain by the Celestial Empire in 1842-after the first violent encounter between East and West-this borrowed place has grown from sleepy fishing village to skyscraper-encrusted financial centre. Now, as its borrowed time runs out, it is the focus of world attention as never before.
In this absorbing chronicle, Frank Welsh encompasses the majestic sweep and extraordinary history of this insular possession. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources including both official documents and first-hand accounts he masterfully recreates Hong Kongs historical panorama. He explores the underlying politics of this spoil of empire…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Quarter-bound Black on Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xv) 624 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my History Asia catalogue?