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July 1898-March 1899: The Road to War

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/9789622098992.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the road to War during July 1898–March 1899. It starts by addressing the New Territories in 1899. The New Territories were mostly very mountainous, especially in ... 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


A Historical Perspective of Women’s Activism in Hong Kong

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter outlines the major historical aspects of women's activism during the British colonial period (1843–1997) and the emergence of feminist politics in the lead up to governance under the PRC ... 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


Blake and Lockhart: Conflicts and Casualties

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/9789622098992.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Stewart Lockhart said that with regard to the Battle of Mui Shue Hang: “It is impossible to ascertain whether there were any casualties”. It is entirely probable that the Ping Shan people and ... More


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


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


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


Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter provides the context in which Britain’s post-war cultural engagement with Hong Kong occurred. At the end of World War II, the Colonial Government resumed control over a now depopulated ... More


Registration for the Land Tax and the Collection of Land Tax

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/9789888139088.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

A person registered as a land tax payer through a series of complicated procedures. The system assumed that when the head of household died, the registration would be cancelled and reissued in the ... More


The Customary Land Law

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/9789888139088.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

A form of Customary Land Law, which was at odds with the Imperial Land Law, was practiced in the New Territories. It was an oral system enforced by the villagers and was characterized by the tei pei ... More


The Aftermath of the War

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/9789622098992.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

As soon as the Six-Day War was over, the Governor Sir Henry Blake did what he could to get the whole episode forgotten. The Governor made it clear that he was going to withdraw half the British ... More


Hong Kong Defence During the Age of Empires, 1883–1919

Kwong Chi Man and Tsoi Yiu Lun

in Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789888208708
eISBN:
9789888313457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208708.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the transformation of the British planners’ preoccupation from coastal to landward defence between 1880s and 1919. It begins with the discussion of the garrison and 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


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


Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection

Hugh Baker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083091
eISBN:
9789882209787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083091.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This revised edition collects in one place the chapters from the three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 chapters and photographs explore everyday life, ... More


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

Patrick H. Hase

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139088
eISBN:
9789888180707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Land was always at the centre of life in Hong Kong's rural New Territories: it sustained livelihoods and lineages and, for some, was a route to power. Villagers managed their land according to ... More


The Imperial Land Law

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/9789888139088.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Under Imperial Land Law in traditional China all land belonged to the Emperor. No person could occupy arable land without an imperial grant. The imperial authorities acknowledged the existence of an ... More


Arable Land: Family Holdings, Trusts and Clan Holdings

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/9789888139088.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

Arable land in the New Territories was in held in trusts either by the landholder or the trustee. Some of them lasted in perpetuity and others were temporary. These trusts restrained the current ... More


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