Dr David Faure, University Lecturer in Modern Chinese History, University of Oxford, has written extensively about Chinese history and Hong Kong history. In addition to this volume he edited A Documentary History of Hong Kong: Society.
"It will be treasured for its strong historical dimension, solid
documents, and insightful statements. The appropriate selection of
sources will please not only professional socioeconomic historians,
but also the reading public with highly interesting and
"This book has provided in one place the most useful research materials for studying the economic history of Hong Kong, a subject which deserves more attention. The thematic approach is most helpful and the introductory comments to the book and each chapt