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Introduction

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Insurance is one of the oldest industries in Hong Kong, and it has long played a significant role in the city's economic development. Suffice it to say that the insurance industry has evolved in step ... More


Post–World War II Rejuvenation and Transformation

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

The war nearly destroyed a century of painstaking effort among British firms in Hong Kong and China. The colony's insurance sector was not spared the havoc. In face of imminent invasion, foreign ... More


Changes and Innovations in the Market

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The shift of Hong Kong's economy from manufacturing to services started in the mid-1980s and continued apace into the 1990s. The impact on the insurance industry could not have been more direct. ... More


Conclusion: Future Prospects of Hong Kong’s Insurance Industry

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Hong Kong's insurance industry has weathered the ups and downs of more than a century and can boast an impressive record of development. New developments in 2009, namely, the new requirements of ... More


Pioneer Insurers in the New Crown Colony:: Canton and Union

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1805, the British East India Company's director, W. S. Davidson, founded the Canton Insurance Society, the first English-owned insurer in China, with two English trading firms: Davidson-Dent ... More


The Establishment and Development of the Chinese-Owned Insurance Sector

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Toward the end of the Qing Dynasty, foreign insurers in China began to open up to investments from local merchants. However, Chinese investors were entitled only to profits and not voting rights or ... More


The Formation and Evolution of Industry Supervision

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The earliest government regulations on the insurance industry were embodied in laws governing other economic activities, such as the Companies Ordinance and the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. In ... More


Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Bangyan Feng Mee Kau Nyaw and Mee Kau Nyaw

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Insurance is one of Hong Kong's oldest industries. In the nineteenth century, the lucrative trade between China and Europe carried many risks—piracy, warfare, fire, loss of goods, and other mishaps. ... More


The Rise of Hong Kong as an Insurance Centre and the Industry’s Diversification

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, Hong Kong's economy expanded at a breakneck pace. With the emergence of homegrown stock markets, a whole slew of global financial institutions rushed in, ... More


The Development of Life Insurance and Bancassurance in the Post-Handover Decade

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

The handover on July 1997 made Hong Kong a Special Administrative Region within China. Around that time, the provisional government set about adding seats in the Legislative Council to represent such ... More


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