Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A Lovely Map of Hong Kong, Circa 1866

I thought I would share with you this fantastic map that I found on the wonderful Hong Kong University website - it is taken from a book entitled, "The Treaty Ports of China and Japan", penned by one Nicholas Belfield Dennys. The chapter on Hong Kong is here. There are also many other chapters on Canton, Macao and a host of other ports, not to mention other maps. It is a great resource for those exploring the China Coast populations of the 19th century and many thanks must go to HKU's efforts to digitize their collection and share it with the rest of the world.

Enjoy! If the link doesn't work at first, try again - it can get stuck sometimes.


Anonymous said...

Hi guys

I don't know if you've heard about a new book published in New York in August "The Subway Chronicles." In it, New York writers/bloggers/creative types shared their subway experiences in short stories.

HK Magazine wants to celebrate the underground world of our own MTR. The MTR is ever expanding and currently runs 83.7km through 51 stations and moves 2.4 million people every day.
Let's tell some of the stories of the millions of Hong Konger's who travel on it each day.

We'd love for you to contribute one of your MTR experiences - something that happened to you, something you saw or something you'll never understand about the MTR system.

A short, 250-500 word piece is all that is required. Please send it to me before Friday November 3 - we would love to include it.



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Dave and Stefan said...

Dear Alexandra,

Thanks for thinking of us. We'll see what we can come up with!

All the Best,