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Industry at the Turn of the Century

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/9789622099906.003.0024
Industry at the Turn of the Century

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This chapter discusses the changes in the kind of business transacted by the merchants of the China Coast. Ernest Deacon's story shows how a family with no money earned in the Far East could climb from relatively humble origins to the ranks of squiredom and respectability. It also looks at the different companies in Hong Kong, such as the Dairy Company and the Hong Kong & Wampa Dock Company, and when electricity and the railway arrived in the country.

Keywords: changes; merchants; business; China Coast; Ernest Deacon; Dairy Company; Hong Kong & Wampa Dock Company; electricity; railway

Chapter.  2602 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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