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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


After the War: 1945–1947

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses post-war developments in Hong Kong's system of income taxation as shaped by Sir Mark Young and Sir Alexander Grantham. Young's term in office was marked by his attempt to ... More


Surrender: 25 December

Tim Luard

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083763
eISBN:
9789882209312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is concerned with the start of the next day, December 25. The Governor, Sir Mark Young, surrendered Hong Kong to the Japanese. Chan Chak urged his own family to leave Hong Kong ... More


The Battle

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/9789622099760.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter contains an account of the battle against Japanese invading forces and describes the defence of Hong Kong during the period between December 8 and December 25, 1941. It reports that ... More


The Governor Goes Native: 1947–1952

Michael Littlewood

in Taxation Without Representation: The History of Hong Kong's Troublingly Successful Tax System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090996
eISBN:
9789882207455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090996.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the factors which contributed to the failure of the restructuring of the colonial tax system in Hong Kong. First, the yield of the Inland Revenue Ordinance 1947 was greater ... More


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