By Cindy Yik-yi Chu
This number of essays describes variations of ethnic minority teams to cross-cultural events in Hong Kong from the 1840s during the Fifties. It goals to painting Hong Kong background during the views of overseas communities--the British, Germans, american citizens, Indians, and Japanese--and to appreciate how they perceived the commercial state of affairs, political management, and tradition of the colony.
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13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 35 the number of British adult males fell by 86 (pp. 174–75). The census of 1881 showed that the population had risen to 160,402, the European increase being 273 (p. 175). In 1886, the population estimates were: total 181,432, of which 10,142 were British and foreign and 171,290 Chinese. By 1898 the total was 254,400, of which 15,190 were British and foreign and 239,210 Chinese. The 50 percent increase in British and foreign between 1895 and 1898 was due in part to the increase in the garrison, owing to the growing international tension (p.
And—from a broader perspective and among the idealists that there were among the residents—they also promoted friendship and understanding among the peoples and races of the world in ever improving human society. Government servants were a special case. Their job was to administer Hong Kong well, so that its purposes (from the point of view of the home government) might be facilitated and not hindered, and in such a way as to serve and not hinder the well-being and goals of the multifarious individuals living here.
42 Gillian Bickley Cites needs in England—true benevolence does not require to wander for suitable field to the sterile shores of China. We did intend to have shown at some length the misapplication of £1,000 in supporting a missionary Bishop in China: but the subject is getting more serious than we anticipated when we set down in light humour to deal with it in a light way. 5 Albert Smith, the entertainer, gives evidence of continuing feelings of this nature, among at least a portion of the British public, as reported in his private letter to Bishop Smith, dated, Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, London, January 24, 1859.