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One-Legged Admiral

Tim Luard

in Escape from Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083763
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209312 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083763.003.0002
One-Legged Admiral

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This chapter opens on December 8 1941. The chapter introduces Admiral Chan Chak, the Chinese government's representative in Hong Kong in the years leading up to the Japanese invasion, and describes his life so far. A powerful and influential figure in the Nationalist government and a veteran of earlier clashes with the Japanese, during one of which he lost a leg, Chan was near to the top of the Japanese list of wanted men and it was essential that he left Hong Kong before he was captured The chapter also introduces members of Chan's entourage, including SK Yee and Henry Hsu.

Keywords: World War II; Hong Kong; South China; Japanese invasion; Chan Chak; Nationalist government; SK Yee; Henry Hsu

Chapter.  3732 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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