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The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by some of the population of the New ... More


Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Shiona Airlie

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, artefacts and coins, Sir James Stewart Lockhart (1858–1937) spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei—the former ... More


Introduction

Ray Barman

in Resist to the End: Hong Kong, 1941-1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099760
eISBN:
9789882207363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099760.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides details of the defence plan of Hong Kong in the event of an all-out attack by the Japanese. It describes that it was impossible for the Japanese to launch a surprise attack upon ... More


Introduction

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098992
eISBN:
9789882207592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is a study of a small war fought over six days in the New Territories of Hong Kong, between 14 and 19 April 1899. This war was the only military campaign fought within the Hong Kong area ... More


An Afterview

Patrick H. Hase

in Custom, Land and Livelihood in Rural South China: The Traditional Land Law of Hong Kong's New Territories, 1744-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Very little is known about the New Territories before 1899. It was with the foundation of the Great City of Hong Kong in 1841 that the villagers found themselves close to an urban centre. From 1899, ... More


The Lost Territories: Thailand's History of National Humiliation

Shane Strate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838911
eISBN:
9780824869717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838911.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Lost Territories explores the legacy of defeat and victimhood in the production of Thai historiography and the formation of national identity. Unlike Royal-Nationalist narratives, which celebrate ... More


Trial by Identity

Pamela Kyle Crossley

in A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520215665
eISBN:
9780520928848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215665.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter begins by describing Tong Bunian, as well as his family background, and also talks of the responsibilities assigned to him on his native terrain. It then tells of the capture of the ... More


Triumphs and Tribulations (1895–1898)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 26 March 1895, James Stewart Lockhart was finally appointed to the post he had first applied for six years earlier. He became Colonial Secretary, the Governor of Hong Kong's most senior official. ... More


New Territories, New Horizons (1898–1902)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

For the two weeks prior to his departure for Hong Kong, James Stewart Lockhart had a series of meetings at the Colonial Office about the New Territories. At the end of the fortnight's journey, he had ... More


Breaking Down the Barriers (1902–1904)

Shiona Airlie

in Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028924
eISBN:
9789882207615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028924.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

When the British Government leased the New Territories it had—in Britain's view#x2014;sound mercantile and military grounds for doing so. By comparison, the lease of Weihaiwei was signed for a ... More


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