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CHP-108-The History of Hong Kong Part 8

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Hong Kong, Podcasts | 0 comments

1960's HK and Hollywood idol Nancy Kwan as shown on the cover of Life Magazine October 1960.

1960’s HK and Hollywood idol Nancy Kwan as shown on the cover of Life Magazine October 1960.

After a bit of a break we pick up after the the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.  The 1950’s was a stressful time for Hong Kong with Britain managing a diplomatic balancing act trying to be a good neighbor to the new PRC and  to their closest ally, the USA.  Thanks to the exodus of Chinese industrialists, from Shanghai mostly, Hong Kong will usher in a manufacturing boom that will transform the economy and the territory’s place in the world.

 

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TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE

Xiao Shanghai 小上海 Little Shanghai, an area in North Point where many Shanghainese lived.

Pibao Gongsi  皮包公司 A “purse company” meaning a small little mom & pop company.

Shek Kip Mei 石硤尾  District in Kowloon, site of the Dec 25, 1953 fire

Guan Jiaqian  关家蒨 Nancy Kwan, see photo to the left

So Sau Chung  蘇守忠 The Hongkonger who played the key role in launching the 1966 Protests.

Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀  The main tourist district at the tip of the Kowloon peninsula

Jordan 佐敦  Area north of Tsim Sha Tsui

Yau Ma Tei 油麻地  Area north of Jordan

Mong Kok Area north of Yau Ma Tei

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