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Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Anna Pao Sohmen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao (Pao Yue-kong), 1918–1991, rose from modest origins to become, by the mid-1970s, the world's largest private shipowner. His Hong Kong-based company World-Wide Shipping diversified into ... More


The Unofficial Ambassador

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao succeeded in acquiring Kowloon Wharf and Wheelock Marden. He gained controlling interests in a number of other companies. He also acted as an unofficial ambassador during the periods of ... More


The Goodwill Ambassador

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao and Deng Xiaoping both shared the same vision that China would eventually thrive, and the former was resolved to turn Ningbo into a prosperous city. The author's parents re-visited ... More


Shanghai Banking Days

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao started his banking career when he was twenty-two. Because of his charisma and interpersonal skills, he swiftly built up a network in the Shanghai banking world. He was later sent to ... More


The Road to Success

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Y. K. Pao's low-risk-taking policy in his shipping business is largely attributed to his banking background. He had good reasons to partner with the Japanese shipbuilders, and he was highly ... More


Education Is Key to a Stronger Country

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

In an attempt to raise the quality of education in China's universities, Deng Xiaoping introduced the National Higher Education Entrance Examination so that students are admitted into universities ... More


Globalization

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author reminisces about the lives of her family members in Hong Kong when she was young, and she recalls what her family usually did during the Lunar New Year. The establishment of offices at ... More


Embracing Different Opinions, Accepting Opposite Views

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author intended to marry Helmut Sohmen. Her parents opposed her decision because he is a foreigner, yet she defied them by marrying Helmut in the end. Not long after their marriage, they gave ... More


Friendship with a Man of Vision

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Deng Xiaoping was regarded as a man of vision, and he tolerated opinions that differed from his. His open-mindedness and determination was conducive to establishing a new China with remarkable ... More


Developing Chinas Tourism and Shipping

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Deng Xiaoping strived to modernize China and entertained the notion that the process of modernization must start with economic growth. Tourism was considered one of the two important growth sectors, ... More


Eldest Daughter Sets the Standard

Anna Pao Sohmen

in Y. K. Pao, My Father: My Father

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888083312
eISBN:
9789888180844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083312.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author recalls her girlhood memories in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Being the first-born of the family, she was always reminded to set a good example for her siblings. Her mother was a typical ... More


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