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David Faure, Pui-tak Lee, Lee Pui-tak
Hong Kong University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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Economic history deals with daily life, but also goes beyond that to interpret the important turning points which made daily life possible. This book demonstrates why Hong Kong was so successful as a commercial, industrial and financial city at different times in its history and how these major changes made an impact on the life of its people. The documents selected for inclusion illustrate vividly problems confronted by entrepreneur and government at every stage in these changes. An outline history provided in the general introduction and to every chapter brings coherence to the different themes which emerge throughout the book.

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About the author (2004)

Dr David Faure, University Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Oxford, has written extensive about Chinese history and Hong Kong history. In addition to this volume he edited A Documentary History of Hong Kong: Society.

Dr Lee Pui-tak
is a research officer and honorary lecturer at the Centre of Asian Studies, The University of Hong Kong. His research interests include the history of Hong Kong and modern China.

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