Chinese Christians elites, middlemen, and the Church in Hong Kong /

Provided with a Western-style education and versed in the English language by missionaries, the 19th-century Chinese Christian was a man who stood between cultures. The author shows how this dual aspect of his thought and outlook enabled him to act as liaison with foreigners promoting trade and comm...

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Main Author: Smith, Carl T.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2005.
Edition:New ed.
Series:Echoes : classics of Hong Kong culture and history.
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Main Author:Smith, Carl T.
In:HKU Press digital editions.
Summary:Provided with a Western-style education and versed in the English language by missionaries, the 19th-century Chinese Christian was a man who stood between cultures. The author shows how this dual aspect of his thought and outlook enabled him to act as liaison with foreigners promoting trade and commerce.

Every so often a work of history appears that radically changes our understanding of people, place and period. Chinese Christian is such a work. This book asks questions about Hong Kong that have never been asked before. It shows that the leaders of Chinese society had a far greater role in shaping early Hong Kong history than earlier historians had believed.

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General Notes:Previous edition: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxii, 252 pages, [16] leaves of plates) : illustrations, portraits.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-236) and index.
ISBN:9789882200678 (electronic bk.)
9882200672 (electronic bk.)