Hong Kong

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2 mrt. 2011 - 320 pagina's
In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of 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. World-renowned travel writer Jan Morris offers the most insightful and comprehensive study of the enigma of Hong Kong thus far.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

PRologue
15
chronology
33
on THE FOREs HoRE
74
peoples
93
THE compleAT colony
131
MEANs of support
147
DOGDAYS
183
control systems
199
WAR AND PEACE
239
tļ THE LAND LORD
263
THE FINAL EDITION
291
READING LIST
304
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Over de auteur (2011)

Jan Morris was born in 1926 to a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner in Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include†Coronation Everest,†Venice,†The Pax Britannica Trilogy†(Heaven's Command,†Pax Britannica, and†Farewell the Trumpets),†Conundrum,†andTrieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, and several volumes of collected travel essays.†A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003.†Hav, her novel, was published in a new and expanded form in 2006.

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