Tales of Old Hong Kong: Treasures from the Fragrant Harbour

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Pirates, plagues, pistols, and poisons: with adventure of all varieties, this is a rollicking journey into colonial Hong Kong. A collection of historical odds and ends-stories, quotations, cartoons, postcards, and drawings-this book recounts in thrilling detail how a "barren rock" seemingly destined to fail rose to become one of the richest trading outposts in Asia.

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Derek Sandhaus has written on Chinese history for magazines, blogs, and podcasts. He is the the editor of Decadence Mandchoue.

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“What a delight! This book is a thoroughly amusing retelling of some of Hong Kong’s most outrageous moments. There’s a feast inside.”  —Andrew Browne, China editor, Wall Street Journal

“Captures brilliantly the freewheeling atmosphere of old Hong Kong in all its illicit glory.”  —James Kynge, author, China Shakes the World

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