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Hong Kong

Jan Morris

Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire by Jan Morris – one of the world’s pre-eminent travel writers – depicts the city of Hong Kong in 1988, tragically suspended between a colonial past and the uncertainties of China’s future.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571246496
Date Published
30.10.2008
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Summary

Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire by Jan Morris – one of the world’s pre-eminent travel writers – depicts the city of Hong Kong in 1988, tragically suspended between a colonial past and the uncertainties of China’s future.

First published in 1988, Hong Kong is a portrait of the British Empire’s last, most anachronistic outpost, as the countdown to the handover gathers momentum. Written with her trademark elegance and panache, Morris depicts a city tragically suspended between a colonial past and the uncertainties of China’s future.

‘It is difficult to think of anyone who could recount this tale with such authority, elegance and sensitivity as Jan Morris … Here, she portrays what has always been Britain’s most adjective-defying colony … Morris so clearly likes the place, but she is not sentimental, nor is she blind to Hong Kong’s flaws; she is aware of rootlessness in the teeming energy.’ TLS

‘The book captures the contradictions and mad terror of Hong Kong better than could a novel – it’s a dramatic documentary … ‘ Evening Standard

‘The definitive study.’ Washington Post

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Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, the Pax Britannica trilogy and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books…

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