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              Getting Along with the Chinese: For Fun & Profit

              Getting Along with the Chinese: For Fun & Profit (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schneiter, Fred; Illustrated by Feign, Larry

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Are the Chinese really so inscrutable? China Hand Fred Schneiter delves into the lighter side of Chinese psychology, and in doing so demystifies one of the toughest markets in the world. With an unfailing sense of humor, he offers insights for Sinophiles, Sinophobes and everyone ...in between. On the Hong Kong bestsellers list for twelve months, this book is now back in a new edition the essential item to pack in your China survival kit.
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              ISBN 9789881376466
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2016
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes & Memories from 30 Years on the China Coast

              Taste of Old Hong Kong: Recipes & Memories from 30 Years on the China Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schneiter, Fred

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $42.99
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              Reminiscences and recipes of favorite international dishes from households, fancy restaurants and back lanes which you can enjoy today in Hong Kong, that classy old gal who will forever reign as the Queen of Cuisine for all who knew her when she was the crown jewel of the British... Empire. Fred Schneiter shares a nostalgic romp back into that less hurried era and the tantalizing cuisines and tempting cookpot scents of that cozy time await you here.
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              ISBN 9789881613905
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2014
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Street Life Hong Kong: Outdoor Workers in Their Own Words

              Street Life Hong Kong: Outdoor Workers in Their Own Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chabot, Nicole

              • RRP: $38.50
              • $38.50
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              Hong Kong is famous for its vibrant, busy street scene. This book introduces us to two dozen real people who provide its outdoor color. Here you'll meet a flower seller, a street musician, and a tram driver; a bouncer, a shoe shiner, and a gas canister delivery man; a tailor's to...ut and a lifeguard; one man who makes a living climbing bamboo scaffolding, and a woman who ferries visitors around the harbor on a sampan. Portrait photography by Michael Perini illustrates each engaging life story.
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              ISBN 9789881613851
              Released NZ 2 Mar 2015
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Diamond Hill: Memories of Growing Up in a Hong Kong Squatter Village
               

              Diamond Hill: Memories of Growing Up in a Hong Kong Squatter Village (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chi-shun, Feng

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $29.99
              • Temporarily out of stock

              Diamond Hill was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong at a time when Hong Kong itself was poor and backward. This memoir of a native son of a Kowloon squatter village presents the early days of a life shaped by a now-extinct community.

              ISBN 9789881774248
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2009
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Trading Places: A photographic journey through Chinas former Treaty Ports
               

              Trading Places: A photographic journey through Chinas former Treaty Ports (Hardback)

              By Kitto, Nicholas; Foreword by Bickers, Robert

              • RRP: $165.50
              • $165.50
              • Pre Release International

              China's treaty port era extended from the 1840s to 1943, during which time foreigners had a significant presence. This book contains more than 700 photographs of many buildings from this period, most of them commissioned by non-Chinese people and companies. Many argue that they s...hould never have been built, let alone still be standing. But this book is not concerned with the rights and wrongs of how these buildings came to be. It simply celebrates their existence. A significant number are innately beautiful and all of them embody a history that has clear and present links to our own time and thus remain relevant. This book was driven by the author's interest in the history of China's treaty port era, in which several generations of his family played a part. It is a tribute to the buildings that remain as a reminder of the past, and a guide to where to find them.
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              ISBN 9789887963929
              Released NZ 13 May 2020
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Tramways of Hong Kong: A History in Pictures
               

              Tramways of Hong Kong: A History in Pictures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Waller, Peter

              • RRP: $46.99
              • $46.99
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              For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the northern coast of Hong Kong Island. During that time, they have witnessed the transformation of the local economy from a colonial backwater to the massive financial centre that is the modern city. The post-war years ...saw the radical redevelopment of much of the city, while the reclamation of land along the seafront saw the tramway, which once skirted the shore, pushed further and further inland. Today, the trams still provide a vital public service, carrying vast numbers of passengers daily to and from their work or shops, and Hong Kong is one of the few places in the world where it is still possible to ride on the top deck of a double-deck tram. This album explores the history of the tramways of Hong Kong Island through the 20th century. Drawing upon a fascinating selection of photographs, most of which have never been published before, it traces the evolution of the streetscape over that period - giving readers a vivid reminder of how much Hong Kong has changed.
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              ISBN 9789887792857
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Series Unique Archives
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              Chung Ying Street: The Strange Story of a Town Divided Between Britain and China
               

              Chung Ying Street: The Strange Story of a Town Divided Between Britain and China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Chi-Pang, Dr Lau; Chi-Pang, Lau

              • RRP: $42.50
              • $42.50
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              When colonial mandarins expanded the borders of Hong Kong in 1898, they cared little that the new frontier cut straight through the middle of a small market town - in fact, down the middle of its main street. For the next 99 years, British servicemen faced Chinese soldiers - and ...sometimes red guards - across the narrow width of Chung Ying (China-Britain) Street. Through reminiscences and archive photos, many published for the first time, this book unveils the mysterious past of this unique border town.
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              ISBN 9789881613844
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2017
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Hong Kong on the Brink: An American Diplomat Relives 1967s Darkest Days
               

              Hong Kong on the Brink: An American Diplomat Relives 1967s Darkest Days (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Goldsmith, Syd

              • RRP: $45.99
              • $45.99
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              Its 1967. Hong Kong is simmering, plagued by communist-led riots and strikes. And Syd - the only Caucasian Foreign Service Officer at the American Consulate General who speaks Cantonese - is made responsible for reporting and analysis of the Hong Kong governments ability to survi...ve. This is his memoir of that year in Hong Kong.
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              ISBN 9789887792789
              Released NZ 31 May 2017
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey
               

              Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lo, Kai-Yin

              • RRP: $46.99
              • $46.99
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              Designing a Life: A Cross-Cultural Journey tells the inspiring story of Kai-Yin Lo, a determined woman born to a wealthy Hong Kong family who had to build her own future following an abrupt change in the family's fortunes. After a first job at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong ...Kong, she made her way to New York, working at Time Inc. to establish a new life. Encouraged by her first collection being accepted by Cartier New York, she employed talent, innovation and determination to become a designer of international renown, respected as an ambassador for cross-cultural exchange in art, design and thought.
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              ISBN 9789887963837
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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              Hong Kong Confidential: Life as a Subversive
               

              Hong Kong Confidential: Life as a Subversive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wong, David T. K.

              • Imp. $56.50
              • $56.50
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              A former senior Chinese Administrative Officer has at long last lifted another little corner of the veil of half-truths and anodyne official releases which hitherto shrouded many of the decisions and evasions under the long Hong Kong governorship of Sir Murray MacLehose. David T.... K. Wong who started working life as a dishwasher in a Chinese restau
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              ISBN 9789887792895
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
              Publisher Blacksmith Books
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