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Reluctant heroes [electronic resource] : rickshaw pullers in Hong Kong and Canton, 1874-1954 / Chi Ming Fung.

By: Fung, Chi Ming.
Contributor(s): Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series: Publisher: Hong Kong : [London : Hong Kong University Press ; Eurospan, distributor], c2005Description: 1 online resource (xx, 216 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9789882202658 (electronic bk.); 9882202659 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rickshaw men -- China -- Hong Kong -- Social conditions | Rickshaw men -- China -- Guangzhou -- Social conditions | Transportation -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century | Transportation -- China -- Guangzhou -- History -- 20th century | Transportation -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 19th century | Transportation -- China -- Guangzhou -- History -- 19th century | Business | History | TRANSPORTATION -- Automotive -- PictorialGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reluctant heroes.DDC classification: 388.341 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Editorial Conventions; Introduction; Part One -- Across the Colonial Matrix; 1.A City of Sojourners and Transients; 2. The Urban Workplace and Street Politics; 3. British Rule and Chinese Valiancy, up to 1926; Part Two -- Republical Canton 1911-38; 4. Evolution of a New Civic Paradigm; 5. Partisan Politics and the 1927 Insurrection; 6. Reforms on the Municipal Agenda in the 1930s; Part Three -- Within A Fast -- Changing Context; 7. Growing Passion for Change, up to 1941; 8. Surviving in the Pacific War, 1937-45.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Editorial Conventions; Introduction; Part One -- Across the Colonial Matrix; 1.A City of Sojourners and Transients; 2. The Urban Workplace and Street Politics; 3. British Rule and Chinese Valiancy, up to 1926; Part Two -- Republical Canton 1911-38; 4. Evolution of a New Civic Paradigm; 5. Partisan Politics and the 1927 Insurrection; 6. Reforms on the Municipal Agenda in the 1930s; Part Three -- Within A Fast -- Changing Context; 7. Growing Passion for Change, up to 1941; 8. Surviving in the Pacific War, 1937-45.

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