her 20th year living in Hong Kong, Clare Baillieu feels she has scarcely
scratched the surface in her study of Chinese writing, begun in 1990. Baillieu
has a background in architecture, law, and journalism. She attended the
Universities of Melbourne, Sydney, and Hong Kong. Hong Kong Unveiled is
her first book.
In 1981, Baillieu attended the last dinner in the old Hong Kong Club the night
she first landed in the territory. From those heady days of rampant colonialism,
she has shared Hong Kong’s coming of age as the population found first a voice
and then, after the handover in 1997, their feet.
Just as the physical juxtaposition of the old and the new entrances all comers,
so is Baillieu spellbound by the mixture of tradition and modern thought which
pervades every aspect of Hong Kong business and society.
Hung is a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and has 20 years’
experience teaching her native tongue, Cantonese. Fluent also in Mandarin,
Japanese and English, she is the author of 12 books on Chinese language and
Together, their insights
from different perspectives will help any new arrival find their feet in Hong
Books by Clare
Baillieu and Betty Hung
Hong Kong Unveiled