Hong Kong: The Classic Age

Hong Kong: The Classic Age

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Spanning the era of tea clippers in the 1860s to the departure of HMS Britannia, bearing away the last colonial governor at midnight on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong: The Classic Age resurrects Hong Kong’s crucial formative epoch through a stunning range of photographs that vividly reconstruct what that earlier community looked like, and what it meant to live in Hong Kong in those very different times.

It accompanies the reader on an often-tumultuous journey, from the reckless gamble of Hong Kong’s beginnings to its spectacular rise as Britain’s last and most famous imperial outpost.

Spanning the era of tea clippers in the 1860s to the departure of HMS Britannia, bearing away the last colonial governor at midnight on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong: The Classic Age resurrects Hong Kong’s crucial formative epoch through a stunning range of photographs that vividly reconstruct what that earlier community looked like, and what it meant to live in Hong Kong in those very different times.

It accompanies the reader on an often-tumultuous journey, from the reckless gamble of Hong Kong’s beginnings to its spectacular rise as Britain’s last and most famous imperial outpost.