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By Rory Boland. Covering the political and cultural angles on the city as well as fiction and personal memoirs, these are our ten best books about Hong Kong. His balanced approach to the subject means both British and Chinese influences are dealt with equally with the starring role reserved for ordinary Hong Kongers, who, as Tsang details, transformed the city into the powerhouse it is today. A stinging critique of Hong Kong and its British elite in the dying days of colonial rule, Kowloon Tong is a typically gripping Theroux novel stringing together inept British families, corrupt mainland businessmen and the shadowy streets of the Hong Kong crime world. The book is an excellent thriller outright, but is also an insight into the uncertainty Hong Kong felt at the impending Hong Kong Handover.
The book takes us on a journey through much of Southeast Asia. Through the eyes of George Smiley, caretaker chief of the British secret intelligence service, MI6, our imaginations are filled with scenes of drug smuggling, helicopter rescues and espionage. Set in , just after the British acquisition of the island, the novel follows protagonists Dirk Struan and Tyler Brock, former shipmates turned business rivals, each vying for profit and looking to expand their commercial empires. Action more your thing? Set towards the end of British rule, Jason Bourne is forced to take action and return to his old hunting ground of Asia when his wife, Marie, is kidnapped. The thriller is the very definition of a page-turner, with a head-to-head conflict between communist China and the CIA. This mutually beneficial trade turns out to be a disappointment for Nolasco, with corruption and resentment soon ruling his life.
British journalist and novelist John Lancheste r spent much of his younger life in Hong Kong. His epic novel Fragrant Harbour , which spans much of the 20th century, begins in It tells the story of Tom Stewart, a young, adventure-hungry Englishman who journeys on the SS Darjeeling to Hong Kong , where he discovers a world of corruption and glamour.
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Living in Hong Kong for five years, I explored the city, the islands and the mountainous New Territories. Note: Page Traveller is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. The history of Hong Kong is fascinating; the colonisation and transformation of a quiet fishing village into a strategic harbour city, the Japanese occupation of HK during World War II and the handover of Hong Kong back to China in Here are just a couple of my favourite books of non-fiction set in Hong Kong, which follow some interesting times in its history:. Gweilo, by Martin Booth , is a beautifully written memoir about a British boy growing up in post-war s Hong Kong.