The Li Dynasty: Hong Kong Aristocrats

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This book chronicles the Li family of Hong Kong, whose members have been prominent for five generations as businessmen, bankers, legislators, and as prominent players on both the British and Chinese sides during the transition from British to Chinese sovereignty.
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This book chronicles the Li family of Hong Kong, whose members have been prominent for five generations as businessmen, bankers, legislators, and as prominent players on both the British and Chinese sides during the transition from British to Chinese sovereignty.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195909043
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Early Years
1 The Sojourner: Li Ka-shing (1808-1868) 1
2 Li Shek-pang (1863-1916): The Patriarch as a Youth 9
3 Li Shek-pang Becomes a British Citizen 18
4 1910: Sued by his Nephew 25
5 Li Koon-chun (1887-1966): The Patriarch's Successor 32
6 1918: A Bank is Born 39
The Pre-War Era
7 1924: Battle with the Foreign Office 47
8 The 1920s: Turmoil in the Shipping Business 58
9 1933: A Double Wedding Binds Three Families 65
10 Shek-pang's Sons Grow Up 74
11 Li Tse-fong: Banker, Horse-Owner, Politician 85
War and Enemy Occupation
12 Li Lan-sang (1900-1969): Racing Continues as War Approaches 97
13 1941: Hong Kong Surrenders to Japan 104
14 1943-1945: Life Under Enemy Occupation 115
In the War's Aftermath
15 Charges of Collaboration: Tse-fong's Final Days (1945-1953) 123
16 The 1950s: After the War - A Changed Existence 129
17 F. S. Li: Man on a Hit List - The Cultural Revolution Strikes 136
Modern Hong Kong
18 Simon Li: First Chinese High Court Judge 149
19 Aubrey Li: Negotiating Hong Kong's Future (1982-1984) 162
20 David Li: Banker and Politician 174
21 Ronald Li: Father of the Stock Exchange 186
22 The Fall of Ronald Li 198
23 Li Fook-kow: A Very Senior Civil Servant 207
Into the Twenty-First Century
24 Simon Li: Drafting Hong Kong's Constitution (1985-1990) 219
25 Gladys Li: Chairman of the Bar 226
26 Arthur Li: Doctor and Educator 236
27 One Family, Four Nationalities 243
28 Andrew Li: The First Chief Justice 248
Conclusion 265
The Li Family Tree 268
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