Incense, Opium and Imperial Games: A Brief History of Hong Kong
Incense, Opium and Imperial Games: A Brief History of Hong Kong - With protests erupting in Hong Kong recently, it is important to understand the fascinating history of this special administrative region of China. From being under British control for over 100 years (starting with the First Opium War), to being occupied by Japan during the Second World War, Hong Kong has been at the center of global affairs for much of its history. Hong Kong is also a region of great symbolic significance to China, as the loss of Hong Kong Island after defeat in the First Opium War marked the start of the century of humiliation, a key event in the psychological history of China. This is the story of Hong Kong…
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