We continue this overview series on the history of Hong Kong. This time we pick up right after the Treaty of Nanjing and look at the early efforts to get this colony up and running. The first couple decades of Crown Colony of Hong Kong weren’t easy and many considered throwing in the towel early.
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE
- Governors of Hong Kong
- Sir Charles Elliot (served as Administrator only)
- Alexander Robert Johnston (served as Administrator only)
- Sir Henry Pottinger
- Sir John Davis
- Sir George Bonham
- Sir John Bowring
- Sir Hercules Robinson
Zhoushan 舟山 Coastal city near Ningbo that the Western powers had their eyes on. Located right near the mouth of the Yangzi River
Prince Gong 恭亲王 Half brother to Xianfeng Emperor, 6th son of Daoguang Emperor. Longtime statesman and diplomat for the Qing emperor.