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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


The Scholar-Collector (1907–1912)

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/9789888028924.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

By the beginning of 1907, James Stewart Lockhart had done virtually all he could for Weihaiwei. The administration was organized on a sound footing, and with Reginald Johnston, Walter, and the cadet, ... More


Good Abilities (1858–1879)

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/9789888028924.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Stewart Lockhart was an example of a colonial civil servant which few could equal. Throughout his life, he strove to be best, not necessarily a merit in itself—but, more importantly, he did so ... More


A Family Man (1889–1895)

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/9789888028924.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Stewart Lockhart's momentous year was 1889. On 12 January, he became a member of the Legislative Council and, barely six weeks later, the Hongkong Telegraph announced his marriage. It was at ... More


A Thankless Task (1911–1918)

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/9789888028924.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

Despite the disappointments over promotion, James Stewart Lockhart had little time to brood. The first census since his assumption of the administration had to be organized in 1911. The problems ... More


The Confucian Comes Home (1921–1937)

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/9789888028924.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

After so many years working in China, James Stewart Lockhart and his wife were in no mood to settle down immediately to life back in the UK. From the time he left Weihaiwei until he settled in his ... More


Good Companions (1904–1906)

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/9789888028924.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the end of 1903, James Stewart Lockhart wrote to the Colonial Office to inform them that one of his assistants, Walter, proposed to take home leave shortly and this meant that a replacement for ... 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


A Rigorous Training (1879–1884)

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/9789888028924.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

James Stewart Lockhart's first action in Hong Kong was to report to the Colonial Secretary who informed him that he would begin his duties, as was customary, by spending a few weeks in the colony ... More


Protector of Chinese (1884–1889)

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/9789888028924.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

No sooner had James Stewart Lockhart begun to grasp the complexities of the Colonial Secretariat, than he was moved, albeit temporarily. Less than a year after his appointment as Assistant Colonial ... 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


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


Lingering on (1918–1921)

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/9789888028924.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1918, Reginald Johnston took his leave, travelling as usual in the interior of China. His hankering for employment outside Weihaiwei was as strong as ever, but luck seemed to be against him. But ... More


Doon the Dukker

Elizabeth Stewart

Alison McMorland (ed.)

in Up Yon Wide and Lonely Glen: Travellers' Songs, Stories and Tunes of the Fetterangus Stewarts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033087
eISBN:
9781617033094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033087.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins the book by introducing Elizabeth Stewart’s family and upbringing. It discusses Elizabeth’s great-great-grandfather, James Stewart, or otherwise known as “Piper Jimmy” and how ... 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


John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Kirsten Day

in Cowboy Classics: The Roots of the American Western in the Epic Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402460
eISBN:
9781474422055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402460.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Standing at the end of a long line of John Ford Westerns and at the twilight of the genre’s Golden Age, 1962’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a self-reflective work, as much about the Western ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... 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


Fast-Talking Dames

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores and introduces one of the most impressive and influential creations of the talkies—the momentous yet underappreciated sexual and social revolution that occurred when movies ... More


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