The Fall of Hong Kong: Britain, China and the Japanese Occupation

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Yale University Press, 2004 - History - 477 pages
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On Christmas Day 1941 the Japanese captured Hong Kong, and Britain lost control of its Chinese colony for almost four years, a turning point in the process by which the British were to be expelled from the colony and from East Asia. This book unravels for the first time the dramatic story of the Japanese occupation and reinterprets the subsequent evolution of Hong Kong.
“Magnificent. . . . The clarity of mind Snow brings to his labor of storytelling and contextualizing [is] amazing.”—John Lanchester, Daily Telegraph
“Beautifully written, with many telling anecdotes.”—Lawrence D. Freedman, Foreign Affairs
“Very good. . . . [Provides] a much more nuanced picture than has appeared before in English of life among Hong Kong’s different communities before and during the Japanese occupation.”—Economist
  

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A great book about the Japanese occupation, including the lead-up and the aftermath. Very well written, sometimes brutal, sometimes funny, always informative. Read full review

Contents

A Late Victorian Hill
1
The Debacle
53
The World Turned Upside Down
91
The Japanese Miss Their Chance
149
The End Game
206
A Frail Restoration
261
Epilogue
305
Abbreviations
349
Select Bibliography
440
Index
451
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About the author (2004)

Philip Snow is the author of the acclaimed The Star Raft: China’s Encounter with Africa.

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