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By Stanley S. K. Kwan,Nicole Kwan

whereas Hong Kong's fantastic fiscal development and political improvement were good documented, the social and cultural lives of the normal humans swept up within the alterations haven't stumbled on an important voice. during the own studies of Stanley Kwan and people round him, this booklet offers this sort of voice to humans whose lives were profoundly laid low with the dramatic adjustments, as Hong Kong transitioned from an entrepôt to a world monetary centre and from a colony to develop into part of China.

Wedged among the East and the West – the Dragon and the Crown – Stanley Kwan's lifestyles reports replicate the forces pulling at Hong Kong. He used to be born right into a conventional chinese language banking relatives yet attended King's collage less than the British colonial approach. Fired up through patriotism through the struggle, he joined the Nationalist chinese language military and served as an interpreter for American forces in southwest China. In 1949, of his brothers went to the Mainland to hitch the socialist revolution. even supposing tempted to hitch, he stayed in Hong Kong, labored for a British company and have become a "China watcher" on the American Consulate basic. He ultimately joined an area chinese language financial institution – dangle Seng financial institution the place, as head of the study division, he introduced the hold Seng Index and witnessed the dramatic cycles of the Hong Kong economic climate. With the chance of 1997, Stanley Kwan deliberated on his destiny and determined to retire to Canada in 1984, becoming a member of the tide of immigrants from Hong Kong.

The ebook contributes to the continuing look for Hong Kong identification within the distinctive Administrative quarter and should resonate between humans in Hong Kong in addition to these attracted to the destiny of the previous colony.

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