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Escape from Hong Kong: Admiral Chan Chak's Christmas-Day Dash, 1941

Tim Luard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083763
eISBN:
9789882209312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong's surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak—the Chinese government's chief agent in Hong Kong—and more than 60 Chinese and British intelligence, naval, ... More


The Vessel: Bank and Bottom, Bulldozers and Blasts

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

New York Harbor has experienced profound physical alteration since the Colonial era. This includes dredged channels, filling of wetlands, creation of artificial islands, construction of piers and ... More


Working-Class Leisure on the Upper East River and Sound

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the early twentieth century, substantial stretches of the city’s coastal environs in Westchester, the East Bronx, and Queens remained undeveloped natural areas. The shore took on new value as a ... More


Victory as Defeat: Postwar Visualizations of China's War of Resistance

G. Pickowicz Paul

in Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219236
eISBN:
9780520924413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219236.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the post-war visualizations of the experiences of China during the War of Resistance in some popular films in Shanghai. It explains that disillusionment and despair were facts ... More


Hong Kong under the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945

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/9789888208708.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the period of Japanese occupation and the Japanese attempt to use Hong Kong as a shipping hub to support their war effort. The Anglo-Chinese underground resistance such as the ... More


Water for the City

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the history and current state of water supply development and the water quality issues that Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China have needed to address. It identifies the efforts ... More


Setting the Future (1846–47)

Richard Haw

in Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190663902
eISBN:
9780190092870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663902.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The year 1846 was the most significant one in John’s life. And after his triumphs on the Allegheny and Monongahela bridges, John set about planning his furture put himself about with remarkable ... More


What shall we do with the Piers?

Nancy Webster and David Shirley

in A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a Community Reclaimed and Transformed New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171229
eISBN:
9780231542944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171229.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Introduces the reader to the earliest stages of the Park’s conception and development – from the closing of the dilapidated piers along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront in 1983 to the announcement of ... More


The Campaign of 1860: Cooper Union, Mathew Brady, and the Campaign of Words and Images

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Abraham Lincoln's entire 1860 election campaign. After he returned from his Cooper Union tour, the candidate himself remained home, and silent. He wrote no new speeches, no new ... More


Under Water, Actual Water

Daniel R. Garodnick

in Saving Stuyvesant Town: How One Community Defeated the Worst Real Estate Deal in History

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501754371
eISBN:
9781501754388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501754371.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about Hurricane Sandy, which charged toward the East Coast in the final days of October 2012. It emphasizes how residents of Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town were ... More


Contracts and Crawfish

Ann L. Buttenwieser

in The Floating Pool Lady: A Quest to Bring a Public Pool to New York City's Waterfront

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501716010
eISBN:
9781501716034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716010.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the author's description of how the Floating Pool Lady from an ugly duckling turned into a swan as its body was sleek and resplendent in her deep-blue paint and her pavilion ... More


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