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Via Ports [electronic resource] : From Hong Kong to Hong Kong.

By: Grantham, Alexander.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Echos: Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, HKU, 2012Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (243 p.).ISBN: 9789882209206 (electronic bk.); 9882209203 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Fiji -- Politics and government | Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government | Business | Political Science | Grantham, Alexander, Sir, b. 1899 | Colonial administrators -- Great Britain -- Biography | Governors -- China -- Hong Kong -- Biography | Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government | Fiji -- Politics and government | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / LeadershipGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Via Ports : From Hong Kong to Hong KongDDC classification: 352.233092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Echoes series; Author's Note; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction to the Paperback Edition; Part One: Pre-war Days; 1. Hong Kong, 1922-1935; 2. Bermuda, 1935-1938; 3. Jamaica, 1938-1941; Part Two: War Years; 4. Nigeria, 1942-1944; 5. Fiji and the South Pacific, 1945-1947; Part Three: Hong Kong, 1947-1957; 6. Return to Port, 1947-1957; 7. Communist China; 8. Retrospect; Index; Plates.
Summary: Sir Alexander Grantham was Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957, one of the most dramatic decades in the city's history. This was a time of rapid reconstruction after World War II and growing prosperity. But civil war and revolution in China posed new challenges to the precarious British colony and tested Grantham's skills as a diplomat. In this lively memoir, first published in 1965, Grantham describes his thirty-five years in the British colonial service, which began in Hong Kong with a government cadetship in the 1920s and ended here in 1957. A new introduction by Lord Wilson of Tillyorn.
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Echoes series; Author's Note; Contents; Illustrations; Introduction to the Paperback Edition; Part One: Pre-war Days; 1. Hong Kong, 1922-1935; 2. Bermuda, 1935-1938; 3. Jamaica, 1938-1941; Part Two: War Years; 4. Nigeria, 1942-1944; 5. Fiji and the South Pacific, 1945-1947; Part Three: Hong Kong, 1947-1957; 6. Return to Port, 1947-1957; 7. Communist China; 8. Retrospect; Index; Plates.

Sir Alexander Grantham was Governor of Hong Kong from 1947 to 1957, one of the most dramatic decades in the city's history. This was a time of rapid reconstruction after World War II and growing prosperity. But civil war and revolution in China posed new challenges to the precarious British colony and tested Grantham's skills as a diplomat. In this lively memoir, first published in 1965, Grantham describes his thirty-five years in the British colonial service, which began in Hong Kong with a government cadetship in the 1920s and ended here in 1957. A new introduction by Lord Wilson of Tillyorn.

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