At a glance:
- Author: Frank Ching
- First Published: 1988
- Type of Work: Historical biography
- Time of Work: The 1040’s to the 1980’s
- Setting: Wuxi, Shanghai, and several nearby towns; Peking; and Hong Kong
- Genres: Nonfiction, History, Biography
- Subjects: Family or family life, Genealogy, Journalism or journalists, Twentieth century, China or Chinese people
- Locales: Asia, China, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, Peking, China
To have been brought up in Hong Kong in the latter half of the twentieth century is to have been both blessed and cursed. A tiny territory, thriving on a free enterprise system that attracts people from all over the world, ruled by the British but living under the giant shadow of the Communist mainland to which it will revert at the end of the century, Hong Kong is the insecure home of more than four million people. Many fled inimical governments, uprooting centuries-old family traditions, to live there; those who can afford to leave are ready to move again and make a life...
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