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Titel: The Last Governor - Chris Patten and the ...
Verlag: Little, Brown and Co., London
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good a Little Shelf Worn
Auflage: First Edition
Set against the backcloth of Hong Kong's emergence from the Opium Wars to become one of the greatest trading posts of the world, this account of the last days of a turbulent period of British Colonial history is enhanced by opinions of contemporary Hong Kong experts and citizens. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000258
Inhaltsangabe: In July 1997, Hong Kong ceased to be a British colony and passed into the hands of the People's Republic of China. Charged with overseeing the transfer was Chris Patten, former chairman of the Conservative Party, who was appointed Hong Kong's last governor in 1992. During the final five years of British rule, acclaimed journalist Jonathan Dimbleby was given unprecedented access to the governor which enabled him to chart every twist and turn of a extraordinary diplomatic, political and personal drama as Patten battled to reconcile the basic rights and freedoms of over 6 million people with the unpredictable imperatives of Beijing. Drawing on the insights of a host of senior figures, the author places the crisis in both its human and historical contexts, and presents some startling arguments about the conduct of British foreign policy on Hong Kong before and during Patten's tenure.
a highly important contribution to the historical record which tells how one man, doggedly and sometimes bloody-mindedly, did his best to help and, insofar as it was possible, to save the people of Hong Kong ( DAILY TELEGRAPH)
well-written, never boring, and a significant contribution to the history of Hong Kong ( IRISH TIMES)
a useful contribution to history. ( ASIAN AFFAIRS)
Dimbleby's account is naturally sympathetic to his subject but is nevertheless well-written, never boring, and a significant contribution to the history of Hong Kong. ( IRISH TIMES)
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