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The China History Podcast

Since 2010, Laszlo Montgomery has presented The China History Podcast, bringing you the greatest hits from ancient and modern Chinese History. 

Dec 2, 2012

In this fifth installment of our Hong Kong history overview, we look at the final couple of decades of the 19th century.  Hong Kong’s second generation is coming to the fore.  They are a better educated and more sophisticated lot than those Chinese who came before them.

This time period saw the governorships of MacDonnell, Kennedy, Hennessy, Bowen, Des Voeux, and Robinson (a different Robinson from before). We close this episode during the time of Governor Sir Henry Arthur Blake.  Although the colony would experience a disaster here and a disaster there, progress was being made.