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1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

Patrick H. Hase

in The Six-Day War of 1899

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print April 2008 | ISBN: 9789622098992
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207592 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098992.003.0002
1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism

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The year 1899 was the pinnacle of Imperialism as a belief-system in Britain. Britain's continual Imperial expansion, throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, had led the British to believe in themselves and their Imperial role with unshakeable self-confidence and pride. It was also marked off by a series of small colonial military campaigns, in which the British armed forces were almost uniformly victorious. The detailed history of the six-day campaign is given, but it is desirable to preface it with a brief account of the British Imperialist belief-system which underpinned it. The British Imperialism in the late nineteenth century is first introduced. The chapter then describes Hong Kong in the age of Imperialism.

Keywords: Hong Kong; British Imperialism; Imperial expansion; colonial military campaigns; British armed forces; six-day campaign; Imperialist belief-system

Chapter.  8405 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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