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!
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Chinese Ghosts Revisited: podcast and review Charles Emmons’ book Chinese Ghosts Revisited came out just before Hallowe’en last year. New Dawn magazine’s reviewer has himself spent time researching the traditions of Hong Kong’s New Territories. Read the full review here. Charles also appeared on Jim Harold’s Ghost Insight podcast, and their conversation ranges from the Hungry Ghost Festival and collective apparitions to “haunted house” rental discounts and whether the phone surveys of ghost experiences that Charles conducted in Hong Kong in 1980 would be possible now. Click here to listen to the interview.
Michael Braga · Mary-Jean Chan · Jennifer S. Cheng · 鄭嘉怡· Kris Cheng鄭樂捷· 周漢輝· Larry Feign方南理 · Harry Harrison · Gérard Henry敖樹克 · Louise Ho何少韻 · Oscar Ho Hing Kay何慶基 · Tammy Ho Lai-Ming · Sarah Howe · 羅樂敏· Arthur Leung · Leung Ping-Kwan梁秉鈞 · Louisa Lim林慕蓮 · Shirley Geok-lin Lim · 呂永佳 · William Nee倪偉平 · Jason Y. Ng · Margaret Ng · Timothy O’Leary 柯天銘· Michael O’Sullivan · Ilaria Maria Sala · Mishi Saran沙美智 · Shahilla Shariff · Shen Jian · 蘇美智 · 鄧小樺· Eddie Tay鄒竹文 · 陶傑 · Stephen Vines韋安仕 · Marco Wan溫文灦 · Wawa · Kate Whitehead · Joshua Wong黃之鋒 · 黃裕邦· Xu Xi 許素細· Marco Yan · Chris Yeung楊健興 · Douglas Young 楊志超 Kevin Lau Chun-to 劉進圖及Timothy Garton Ash 為本書作序。
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