A Modern History of Hong Kong: 1841-1997
Bloomsbury Academic, 2007年8月15日 - 340 頁
From a little-known fishing community at the periphery of China, Hong Kong developed into one of the world's most spectacular and cosmopolitan metropoles after a century and a half of British imperial rule. This history of Hong Kong -- from its occupation by the British in 1841 to its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 -- includes the foundation of modern Hong Kong; its developments as an imperial outpost, its transformation into the "pearl" of the British Empire and of the Orient and the events leading to the end of British rule. Based on extensive research in British and Chinese sources, both official and private, the book addresses the changing relations between the local Chinese and the expatriate communities in 156 years of British rule, and the emergence of a local identity. It ends with a critical but dispassionate examination of Hong Kong's transition from a British Crown Colony to a Chinese Special Administrative Region.
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
Mr. TSANG made a mistake of confusing Tai Tat Tei (大笪地)with San Tin Tei (新填地). Possession Street was now the place where the British soldiers landed on the Hong Kong Island in 1941, a ground was set there later for recreational use and for hawkers to sell things. It was then known as "Tai Tat Tei (meaning big gathering ground"). The "new Macao Ferry "mentioned by Mr. TSANG is actually built on the site of San Tin Tei (新填地), not Tai Tat Tei (大笪地).