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The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0002
The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath

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This chapter discusses the history of the early settlers in Hong Kong, which has been a largely ignored topic. It describes the city of Hong Kong during its early years, and looks at the events that led to the first opium war. The first opium war eventually led to the foundation of Hong Kong and influenced the mindset of the residents. The chapter also discusses the aftermath of the first opium war, along with the influences from England and India.

Keywords: history; early settlers; Hong Kong; first opium war; foundation; aftermath; influences; England; India

Chapter.  10574 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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