Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984

Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789888390847
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Sinn is the author of Power and Charity A Chinese Merchant Elite in Colonial Hong Kong and Pacific Crossing California Gold, Chinese Migration and the Making of Hong Kong. Christopher Munn is the author of Anglo-China Chinese People and British Rule in Hong Kong, 1841–1880.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Note on Romanization viii

Introduction Elizabeth Sinn ix

1 Wang Tao in Hong Kong and the Chinese "Other" Elizabeth Sinn 1

2 From Dried Seafood to Instant Ramen: "Japanese" Industrial Food and Hong Kong Foodways Yoshiko Nakano 23

3 The Code of Silence across the Hong Kong Eurasian Community(ies) Vicky Lee 41

4 The Making of Accomplished Women: English Education for Girls in Colonial Hong Kong, 1890s-1940s Patricia P. K. Chiu 64

5 "No Day without a Deed to Crown It": Childhood, Empire, and the Ministering Children's League David M. Pomfret 87

6 Western Firms and Their Chinese Compradors: The Case of the Jebsen and Chau Families Bert Becker 106

7 The Parallel Worlds of Seafarers: Connections and Disconnections on the Hong Kong Waterfront (1841-1970) Stephen Davies 131

8 Carvalho Yeo and the 1928 Hong Kong Treasury Swindle Christopher Munn 153

Bibliography 175

List of Contributors 187

Index 189

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