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The Development of Education in Hong Kong, 1841-1897

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The Hon. Edward Ho Sing-tin, S.B.S., J.P., Chairman, Lord Wilson Heritage Trust iv Foreword by Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, J.P., Director of Education vi Introduction by Professor Ruth Hayhoe, Ph.D, Director, Institute of Education, Hong Kong viii Commentary by Dr Verner Bickley, MBE, Director of the Institute of Language in Education, Assistant Director of Education (1983-1992) x Acknowledgments xiii Table of Contents xv Table of Illustrations xiv List of Tables xvi Historical and Editorial Introduction First Steps 1 Introduction to the Text 17 Notes on the Text and to Reading the Reports 20 Editorial Practices 22 The Education Reports 1848-1896 and their Writers The Right Reverend George Smith, DD, MA (Oxon) 24 Committee for Superintending Chinese Schools, 1848-1858 Reports, 1848-1858 33 Reverend Professor James Legge, LLD, MA (Aberdeen), DD (New York) Board of Education, 1859-1864 56 Reports, 1859-1864 65 The Hon. Frederick Stewart, LLD, MA (Aberdeen) Inspectorate of Schools, 1865-1877 84 Reports, 1865-1877 90 Reverend Ernst Eitel, MA, Ph.D (Tubingen) Inspectorate of Schools, 1878-1896 198 Reports 1878-1896 205 Conclusion 436 Glossary 441 Abbreviations, some Short References and Symbols 443 Notes 445 Works Cited and Further Reading 579 Index 591

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GILLIAN BICKLEY has been studying, writing and lecturing in the area of the history of Nineteenth Century Hong Kong education for almost two decades. Her book, "The Golden Needle: The Biography of Frederick Stewart (1836-1889)", published in 1997 by the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University, is a mini history of Nineteenth Century Government Education in Hong Kong, told through the biography of its founder. It is available from the Chinese University Press, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong.


"An essential resource for those researching colonial education policy." -- Norman Miners, University of Hong Kong, in "The Journal of Imperial and Colonial History". "One senses the excitement of the detective's work in some of the subtle and revealing details that are drawn upon from other historical sources!" -- Ruth Hayhoe, Ph.D, Director Emeritus, Institute of Education, Hong Kong.

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