A History of the University of Hong Kong: 1911-1945

A History of the University of Hong Kong: 1911-1945

by Peter Cunich


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888139217
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Pages: 716
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Peter Cunich has been teaching history at the University of Hong Kong for nearly twenty years. His main field of research is late medieval and early modern English history, but he also has an interest in British missionary activity in China and Australasia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Table of Contents

List of Tables vii

List of Abbreviations ix

A Note on the Romanisation of Chinese Words xi

A Note on Currency Values xiii

Illustration Credits xv

Preface xvii

Chapter 1 British Higher Education in East Asia, c.1807-1905 2

Chapter 2 The Hong Kong College of Medicine, 1887-1915 40

Chapter 3 The Idea of the University, 1901-1909 74

Chapter 4 Establishing the University, 1908-1912 108

Chapter 5 Academic Life Begins, 1912-1921 162

Chapter 6 The Struggle for Survival, 1912-1924 208

Chapter 7 The University Finds its Feet, 1921-1931 244

Chapter 8 An Instrument of Empire, 1931-1941 310

Chapter 9 The University at War, 1937-1945 386

Chapter 10 Light of the Orient? 434

Appendix 445

Notes 447

Bibliography 549

Index 573

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