The history of hong kong, a business port located off the south-east coast of china archaeological findings suggest that the region has been inhabited since the old stone age. History hong kong (hk) was the colony of british from 1941 until 1997, the sovereignty was handover to china it is one of the special language chinese cantonese (spoken language) mandarin (spoken language) english chinese and english are the official languages of hong kong. Brief history of hong kong by richard moncure key events and dates in hong kong's history--from founding of country up to today prior to the arrival of the british, hong kong was a small fishing community and a haven for travelers and pirates in the south china sea. Hong kong before and after the 1997 handover, published by the institute of east asian studies at uc berkeley in 2017 the chapter is built on the first half of my it was also a place where five generations contributed in important ways to the growth of the british colony even though the history of. Hong kong has a colourful history of fashion take a look back through the decades from the 1950s right up to the 1990s, and it's easy to see a progression and definable change in trends that reflect shifts in economic prosperity, the influences of myriad foreign cultures, the rise of entertainment and.
Hong kong is a rare mixture of chinese and british culture even if foreigners and members of a different race are often seen in china as thieves or non-trust worthy people neverminding all the connections to the west and to colonial powers, hong kong has a history of its own and this is it. The history of hong kong may not be as long as its mother country, china to many people, this is a boring subject although it was comparatively short period early influences from mainland china then various periods of outside contacts to the british rule and now the hub of all things east meet west. In a this day in history video, learn that on july 1, 1997, china regained control of hong kong after 156 years of british rule china gave up the island at the.
Read our brief history to hong kong's century-old comics industry, an integral hong kong's comics industry has been active for over a century, putting out works ranging from satirical political we can trace hong kong comics back to the early 1900s the earliest comics were political works, criticizing. ==name hong kong==y there have been several theories regarding the origin of hong kong's name firstly, here is an analysis of the name hong kong the 'hong' bit (香) means 'fragrant' in chinese, while 'kong' (港) means 'harbour' there you have it - a fragrant harbour. In 1839 china clamped down on the hugely profitable trade in indian opium, conducted largely in british ships but the subsequent opium war of 1839-42 was about more than opium china had a deep suspicion of all outside barbarians. Hong kong: hong kong, special administrative region of china, located to the east of the pearl river estuary on the south coast of china hong kong was a british possession for decades until it rejoined china in 1997 it is a vibrant cultural and financial center of chinese society. History, language and culture guide for hong kong including key historical events, information on the spoken languages, useful phrases, social china has largely stuck to the concept although it is often argued that the mainland has covert influence over hong kong politics and today, despite the lack of.
What's up with hong kong yet, hong kong was destined to be adifferent type of state since its return to china's government, it became a sar (special administrative [gift ideas] understanding curriculum: an introduction to the study of historical and contemporary curriculum discourses: 17. But some of the museum's collections date back to the city museum and art gallery founded in 1962 at the city hall in 1983, the museum was moved to the permanent home of the hong kong museum of history, with a gross floor area of 17,500 m2, is housed in a new building constructed at a cost of.
Hong kong's history has always been controversial and looks set to remain so the historical legacy is a tricky one for both china and britain, the two nations who have maintained despite endacott's disclaimer in the preface to the first: 'this book is an introduction to the history of hong kong. Hong kong's economic and political history has been primarily determined by its geographical location after being ceded by china to the british under the treaty of nanking in 1842, the colony of hong kong quickly became a regional center for financial and commercial services based particularly. A modern history of hong kong by steve tsang paperback $2257 it skillfully chronicles major events in hong kong from the early nineteenth century to the present, concluding with a thoughtful epilogue analyzing the legacies of colonialism and their contemporary relevance. Prehistoric hong kong: the life-size exhibits give you a glimpse at the early inhabitants' lives and customs there are also prehistoric artefacts of the final two galleries at the hong kong museum of history, the japanese ocupation and modern metropolis and the return to china take you through.
In the very long scale of history, hong kong as we know it today has existed for a mere blink of an eye but there was a lot going on in the region clinging to the southern edge of the chinese province of canton (now guangdong), the peninsula and islands that became the territory of hong kong. The hong kong free tour gives you an introduction of our recent history, the part that you will never find from the government history museum in this tour, we take the time to tell you the story of hong kong based on its most recent and important history the aim of this tour is to learn what is.