Fragrant Harbour

Author: John Lanchester

Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Fragrant Harbour is the story of four people whose intertwined lives span Asia's last seventy years. Tom Stewart leaves England just before it is hit by the Great Depression to seek his fortune, and finds it in running Hong Kong's best hotel. Sister Maria is a beautiful and uncompromising Chinese nun whom Stewart meets on the boat out from England; their friendship spans decades and changes both their lives. Dawn Stone is an English journalist who becomes the public face of money and power and big business. Matthew Ho is a young Chinese entrepreneur whose life has been shaped by painful choices made long before his birth, and who is now facing his own difficulties, and opportunities, in the twenty-first century. The complacency of colonial life in the 1930s; the horrors of the Japanese occupation during the Second World War; the post-war boom and transformation of Hong Kong into a laboratory of capitalism at its most cut-throat; the growth of the Triads; the handover of the city to the Chinese - all these are present in Fragrant Harbour, an epic novel of one of the world's great cities.

Fragrant Harbour

A Private View of Hong Kong

Author: Francis Downes Ommanney

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hong Kong

Page: 223

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香港早期之圖片

Early Photographs of Hong Kong

Author: John Warner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hong Kong

Page: 192

View: 972

Fragrant Harbour

A Short History of Hong Kong

Author: G. B. Endacott

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 216

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Fragrant Harbour

A Short History of Hong Kong

Author: G. B. Endacott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hong Kong (China)

Page: 216

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The Tai Chi Bible

The definitive guide to decoding the Tai Chi form

Author: Dan Docherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page:

View: 107

Dan Docherty presents practical Tai Chi Chuan - the most common Tai Chi techniques - and explains them with reference to the Ming dynasty book The Classic of Boxing and to Chinese myth and legend. Beginners benefit from practising the postures, while advanced practitioners will gain greater insight into their regular practice. From his experience of teaching Chinese concepts to thousands of students throughout the world over a great many years, the author gives down-to-earth advice that will be of use to novice and adept alike.

Fragrant Harbor

Author: John Lanchester

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Follows Tom Stewart, a young Englishman, as he arrives in Hong Kong in 1935 from the intrigue of the 1930s through the Japanese occupation to the present day, sharing a story of forbidden love and ultimate redemption.