28 March 2010

Wang Jingwei: traitor or hero?

2016-11-24T01:14:34+08:00March 28th, 2010|book excerpt, china, hong kong, media attention|6 Comments

There’s an interesting article in today’s Sunday Morning Post about Wang Jingwei, the wartime Chinese leader who collaborated with the Japanese to set up a puppet government in Nanjing, and who has been reviled by Chinese ever since as a traitor. Indeed, his very name carries the same derogatory associations as ‘Quisling’ in the West. It seems that Wang’s calligraphy [...]

2 January 2008

New book: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:14:51+08:00January 2nd, 2008|hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Scandal and corruption, drugs and pirates, triads and flower boats; the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong and the Communist takeover of Canton. Peter Hui was there. He knew everybody and saw everything. This is the real story of Hong Kong, told with the rich flavours of the street. If Peter had been only a little bit different he could have [...]