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CHP-106-The History of Hong Kong Part 6

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in Hong Kong, Podcasts | 0 comments

Sir Matthew Nathan, the man behind Nathan Road in Kowloon

Sir Matthew Nathan, the man behind Nathan Road in Kowloon

In this latest installment of the CHP History of Hong Kong overview we look at the years from Governors Nathan to Peel.  The modern age comes to Kong Kong along with plenty of fallout and spillover from the upheavels going on in China in the 1920′s and 30′s.

This was a period when the great pillars of HKL Chinese society rose to fame and fortune: Shouson Chow, Robert Hotung, Kai Ho, Robert Kotewall and others.

TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE

  • Weihai 威海 Coastal city in Shandong province
  • Weihaiwei  威海卫 Also known as Port Edward. British naval port near Weihai
  • Lushunkou 旅顺口 Port Arthur, located on the tip of the Liaodong peninsula
  • Dalian 大连 Port city in Liaoning province
  • Liaoning 辽宁 Province in China, one of the three that makes up Manchuria
  • Shandong 山东 Province in China
  • Liaodong 辽东 Peninsular part of Liaoning province
  • Mui-tsai  妹子 “Little Sister”, name for the girls sold to rich HK Chinese. They lived a life of servitude or prostitution
  • Zhou Shouchen 周寿臣 Sir Shousun Chow
  • Hedong 何东 Hotung. The surname of the family dynasty created by Eurasian compradore Sir Robert Hotung
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