An Outline History of Hong Kong

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Liu Shuyong
ISBN: 978-7-119-01946-8
Foreign Languages Press
292 pag. paperback 14 x 20 cm

An Outline History of Hong Kong gives a brief and concise account of the history of Hong Kong through descriptions of its ancient history, the origin and development of the question of Hong Kong, the role of Hong Kong in modern Chinese history, the politics, economy, culture and education in the area, and the historical process of the Chinese government's efforts for the recovery of Hong Kong. By revealing history in its true colors through an unbiased approach and a wealth of historical materials, the book will go a long way toward helping readers in Hong Kong and other parts of the world to gain an objective knowledge of Hong Kong's history and related questions.

Appendixes include: "The Sino-British Treaty of Nanking," "The Sino-British Treaty of Beijing," "A Deed of Lease," "The Convention Respecting the Extension of Hong Kong Territory," "The Sino-British Joint Declaration on the Question of Hong Kong," "The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region," "A Chronicle of Events (1839-1996)," and "Bibliography."

The author, Liu Shuyong, is a research fellow of the Research Institute of Modern Chinese History of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a specialist in Hong Kong's history.

An Outline History of Hong Kong is the first book of its kind to be written by a scholar from the Chinese mainland.

Illustrated with more than 20 rare historical pictures of Hong Kong, a historical sketch map of Hong Kong and photostat copies of the treaties.