Books About Hong Kong

We've collected a number of books about Hong Kong over the years. You'll find all of them here, novels and written works, with a brief comment. We've supplied the name of the author and book number but unfortunately not all remain in print. If you're interested in 'The Barren Rock' at least one of these may be a good read. 

Dress in Hong KongIn Chinese and English. 'A century of change and customs'. A socialist publication of dress and customs in Hong Kong with major sections on the language of dress, the history of local costume and the art of ornamentation.

  • Author: Naomi Yin-yin Szeto (1995)
  • ISBN: (Not Allocated)

Portrays a community caught squarely between traditional Chinese and modern western values.

  • Author: Dick Wilson
  • ISBN-10: 0044406223
A fascinating portrait of a vibrant city which finds itself in a position with no equal in the world.
  • Author: Jonathan Fenby
  • ISBN-10: 0316854158 

This serves as a useful chronicle of the most vibrant and fragile period of Hong Kong's colonial past.

  • Author: Mark Roberti
  • ISBN-10: 0471159611

A highly readable and moving account of post-war Hong Kong, told through the lives of real men and women.

  • Author: Sally Blyth and Ian Wotherspoon
  • ISBN-10: 0195877683
The book deals with the British administration of Hong Kong and provides detailed coverage of the 1984 agreement between Hong Kong and China under which the territory reverts to Chinese rule in 1997. The territory's political, economic and social systems are also described.
  • Author: HMSO
  • ISBN-10: 0117016977

Shape of Things to ComeThis extremely specialised publication. We picked it up from the Hong Kong Government printing office on one of our visits. It contains some mouth-watering articles, photography and diagrams relating to the role of the harbour reclamations in the planned future developments in Hong Kong. There's material about the development of Hong Kong you won;t find anywhere else. It's still got it's price tag attached, HK$200, published in 1995.

  • Author: HK Planning, Environment and Lands Branch (1995)
  • ISBN:(Not Allocated)

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