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Typhoon Studies

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the situation at the Hong Kong Observatory and its achievements in typhoon studies during the first fifteen years of its existence. It discusses director August William ... More


Government Astronomer or ‘Merely a Meteorological Observer’

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the problems of the Hong Kong Observatory during its early years. Though there was a huge potential for the appreciation of the meteorological study of the observatory's ... More


Universal Dissatisfaction

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the dissatisfaction that was made manifest with the Hong Kong Observatory in 1887, particularly in matters related to meteorology. The criticisms were centered on director ... More


A Jesuit Conspiracy

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Hong Kong Observatory director August William Doberck's conflict with the Jesuit fathers leading to the construction of other observatories in Asia. These Jesuit fathers ... More


A Director for the New Observatory

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028856
eISBN:
9789882206878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of the selection of the founding director of the Hong Kong Observatory. It suggests that the history of the role of the founding director of the new observatory is ... More


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