Part of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series
The Peak is Hong Kong’s top residential district, where property prices are as high as the altitude. How did it become an exclusive enclave in the bustling business centre of 19th-century Asia?
The British wanted relief from summer heat and the Peak was the obvious place to escape it. When the Governor adopted Mountain Lodge as a summer getaway, development accelerated and the opening of the Peak Tram in 1888 made access easier. Gradually a community developed and a church, a club and a school were established. This full-colour book describes how the now-popular tourist area developed over time and adapted as needs changed.
Why did they come? Why do they stay? How did Hong Kong change them and their view of the world? What did they gain and what did they lose?
David Nunan has interviewed 74 Hong Kong residents of a wide variety of ages and nationalities. Every one of them has a story. To find out what he discovered, simply come to our book signing at Bookazine!
When: Wednesday 21st March 2018, 6.00pm – 7.00pm Where: Bookazine Exchange Square, Shop 305-07, One Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong Wine will be served. Please join us! RSVP or enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 25421133.