The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

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Hong Kong University Press, Apr 15, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 215 pages

The book contributes to the ongoing search for Hong Kong identity in the Special Administrative Region and will resonate among people in Hong Kong as well as those interested in the fate of the former colony.

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Contents

Baptism by Fire
29
Hong Kong after the War
65
Hang Seng Bank
101
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Stanley S. K. Kwan was born in Hong Kong in 1925 into a traditional Chinese banking family. He attended King's College until the fall of Hong Kong in 1941 and joined the Chinese army as an interpreter for US forces during the war. From 1962 until he retired in 1984, he headed the Research Department in Hang Seng Bank. He launched the Hang Seng Index in 1969, served on the government's Statistics Advisory Board during 1976-84 and was awarded the MBE in 1985. He now lives in Toronto, Canada.

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