Hong Kong Invaded A Ninety Seven Nightmare

Hong Kong Invaded  A  Ninety Seven Nightmare

The year is 1897, not 1997. This is a fictional account of Hong Kong being invaded by the combined forces of France and Russia. This visionary novel by an anonymous author has been forgotten for a hundred years.

Author: Gillian Bickley

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622095267

Category: History

Page: 328

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No. It is not what you think. The year is 1897, not 1997. This is a fictional account of Hong Kong being invaded by the combined forces of France and Russia. This visionary novel by an anonymous author has been forgotten for a hundred years. Yet when published as The Back Door during the negotiations between Imperial China and Great Britain over the lease of the New Territories, the story aroused serious British fears about the possibility of defending Hong Kong against attack. Copies were then to be found on the desks of British officials in London. Matthew Nathan, who became Governor in 1904, was advised to read the book. But it was not only in 1897 that the book was accurate in its observations on military tactics. There are many intriguing parallels with the Christmas 1941 invasion by the Japanese and the role of the Hong Kong Volunteers at that time. Three strategically vulnerable locations identified in The Back Door were considered for attack in 1941. Had the Japanese read this fictional battle when plotting their manoeuvres? If so, The Back Door not only taught one way to defend Hong Kong, but also another to attack it.
Categories: History

Foreign Communities in Hong Kong 1840s 1950s

Foreign Communities in Hong Kong  1840s   1950s

She is the author of The Stewarts of Bourtreebush (Aberdeen, Scotland: Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, 2003); Hong Kong Invaded! A '97 Nightmare (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001); and The Golden Needle: ...

Author: C. Chu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403980557

Category: History

Page: 209

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This collection of essays describes adaptations of minority ethnic groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities - the British, Germans, Americans, Indians and Japanese - and to understand how they perceived the economic situation, political administration and culture of the colony.
Categories: History

A History of Pain

A History of Pain

In 2001, Gillian Bickley published a historical study ofan 1871 novel predicting a Franco-Russian assault on Hong Kong, titled Hong Kong Invaded!A '97 Nightmare. Although the reference was to 1897, ...

Author: Michael Berry

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231141635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

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This work probes the restaging, representation, and reimagining of historical violence and atrocity in contemporary Chinese fiction, film, and popular culture. It examines five historical moments including the Musha Incident (1930) and the February 28 Incident (1947).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Eastern Fortress

Eastern Fortress

Gillian Bickley, Hong Kong Invaded! A '97 Nightmare (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001), pp. 8–10. Ibid., pp. 35–84. Ibid., p. 22. Ng Chi-wah, “Backdoor and Coastal Defence of Hong Kong,” in Lee Kam Keung et al. (eds.) ...

Author: Kwong Chi Man

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888208708

Category: History

Page: 376

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Celebrated as a trading port, Hong Kong was also Britain’s “eastern fortress”. Likened by many to Gibraltar and Malta, the colony was a vital but vulnerable link in imperial strategy, exposed to a succession of enemies in a turbulent age and a troubled region. This book examines Hong Kong’s developing role in the Victorian imperial defence system, the emerging challenges from Russia, France, the United States, Germany, Japan and other powers, and preparations in the years leading up to the Second World War. A detailed chapter offers new interpretations of the Battle of Hong Kong of 1941, when the colony succumbed to the Japanese invasion. The remaining chapters discuss Hong Kong’s changing strategic role during the Cold War and the winding down of the military presence. The book not only focuses on policies and events, but also explores the social life of the garrison in Hong Kong, the struggles between military and civil authorities, and relations between the armed forces and civilians in Hong Kong. Drawing on original research in archives around the world, including English, Japanese, and Chinese sources, this is the first full-length study of the defence of Hong Kong from the beginning of the colonial period to the end of British military interests East of Suez in 1970. Illustrated with images and detailed maps, Eastern Fortress will be of interest to both students of history and general readers. Kwong Chi Man is an assistant professor in the History Department of Hong Kong Baptist University. Tsoi Yiu Lun teaches history and liberal studies at Mu Kuang English School, Hong Kong. “Armed with a range of declassified archives—many of them unpublished—Kwong and Tsoi expertly weave together military, political, social, and economic history to show how Hong Kong played a strategic role in East Asia and the British Empire from the early 1840s to the 1970s. Eastern Fortress is a must-read for anyone interested in Hong Kong and its history.” —John Carroll, author of A Concise History of Hong Kong and Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong “This careful and well-written study does a difficult balancing act very well indeed. It connects the military history of Hong Kong to both the general Hong Kong experience and the wider military history of the region and beyond. Weaving its way with confidence from archive to library, from grand strategy to battlefield, this volume provides what we have long needed. Hong Kong’s experience was unique, but at the same time it was integrally connected to the wider circles of empire, region, and Asia. Nothing brings that trajectory out more strongly than the military dimension, and by ranging from the Opium War to the Cold War, with a critical eye, this volume does that story justice. It is the capstone that brings together a generation of good scholarship on the military history of Hong Kong.” —Brian Farrell, author of The Basis and Making of British Grand Strategy 1940–1943: Was There a Plan? and co-author of Between Two Oceans: A Military History of Singapore from First Settlement to Final British Withdrawal
Categories: History

Not the Slightest Chance

Not the Slightest Chance

The Defence of Hong Kong, 1941 Tony Banham ... Greg England, 1997. This short biography is useful primarily as an insight into the inequalities of the Macanese/Eurasian community in pre-war and war-time Hong Kong. ... A '97 Nightmare.

Author: Tony Banham

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622096158

Category: History

Page: 460

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More than 10% of Hong Kong's defenders were killed in battle; a further 20% died in captivity. Those who survived seldom spoke of their experiences. Many died young. The little 'primary' material surviving – written in POW camps or years after the events – is contradictory and muddled. Yet with just 14,000 defending the Colony, it was possible to write from the individual's point of view rather than that of the Big Battalions so favoured by God (according to Napoleon) and most historians. The book assembles a phase-by-phase, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, and death-by-death account of the battle. It considers the individual actions that made up the fighting, as well as the strategies and plans and the many controversies that arose. Not the Slightest Chance will be of interest to military historians, Hong Kong residents and visitors, and those in the UK, Canada, and elsewhere whose family members fought, or were interned, in Hong Kong during the war years.
Categories: History

The Six Day War of 1899

The Six Day War of 1899

Plate 16 is reproduced by courtesy of the University of Hong Kong Library. Plates 1, 2, and 3 were previously published in Hong Kong Invaded, a '97 Nightmare, Gillian Bickley, Hong Kong University Press, 2001, together with some other ...

Author: Patrick H. Hase

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622098992

Category: History

Page: 276

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In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by the some of the population of the New Territories. There ensued six days of fighting with heavy Chinese casualties. This truly forgotten war has been thoroughly researched for the first time and recounted in lively style by Patrick Hase, an expert on the people and history of the New Territories.
Categories: History

Hong Kong History

Hong Kong History

Together they provided useful insights about the British military experience in Hong Kong. However, not many of these works have discussed the ... 12 Gillian Bickley, Hong Kong Invaded!: A '97 Nightmare (Hong 2 MILITARY HISTORY 41.

Author: Man-Kong Wong

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811628061

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

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This book aims at providing an accessible introduction to and summary of the major themes of Hong Kong history that has been studied in the past decades. Each chapter also suggests a number of key historical figures and works that are essential for the understanding of a particular theme. However, the book is by no means merely a general survey of the recent studies of Hong Kong history; it tries to suggest that the best way to approach Hong Kong history is to put it firmly in its international context.
Categories: Political Science

Science fiction Studies

Science fiction Studies

Hong Kong Invaded ! A '97 Nightmare . Eds . Comendador Arthur E. Gomes and I.F. Clarke . Hong Kong UP , 2001. xx + 303 pp . Hong Kong $ 190 ( approximately US $ 24.50 ) pbk . In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019361408

Category: Science fiction

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Categories: Science fiction

For the Record and Other Poems of Hong Kong

For the Record and Other Poems of Hong Kong

This collection of sixty poems, FOR THE RECORD, was written during almost thirty years' residence in Hong Kong.

Author: Gillian Bickley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9888228307

Category:

Page: 124

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This collection of sixty poems, FOR THE RECORD, was written during almost thirty years' residence in Hong Kong. Most are on explicitly Hong Kong topics, and reflect the writer's personal experience and knowledge of Hong Kong. Those who have emigrated or who have spent a period of time overseas will empathise with the expatriate experience described. Other poems narrate and reflect on personal events and concerns which will resonate with many. The first edition, published in 2003, was supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
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A Magistrate s Court in 19th Century Hong Kong

A Magistrate s Court in 19th Century Hong Kong

9 Kong Invaded ! A '97 Nightmare , Hong Kong , Hong Kong University Press , 2001 ( particularly the notes and Appendices ) . 517. Major General China , Hong Kong and Straits Settlements , 1878-1882 was Lieutenant General E. W. Donovan ...

Author: Gillian Bickley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064739306

Category: Criminal Courts

Page: 531

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Categories: Criminal Courts