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Chinese and British intelligence, naval and marine personnel made a dramatic escape from the invading army. They travelled on five small motor torpedo boats—all that remained of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong—across Mirs Bay, landing at a beach near Nanao. Then, guided by guerrillas and villagers, they walked for four days through enemy lines to Huizhou, before flying to Chongqing or travelling by land to Burma. The breakout laid the foundations of an escape trail jointly used by the British Army Aid Group and the East River Column for the rest of the war. Chan Chak, the celebrated ‘one-legged admiral’, became Mayor of Canton after the war and was knighted by the British for his services to the Allied cause. His comrade in the escape, David MacDougall, became head of the civil administration of Hong Kong in 1945. This gripping narrative account of the escape draws on a wealth of primary sources in both English and Chinese and sheds new light on the role played by the Chinese in the defence of Hong Kong, on the diplomacy behind the escape, and on the guerillas who carried the Admiral in a sedan chair as they led his party over the rivers and mountains of enemy-occupied China. Escape from Hong Kong will appeal not just to military historians and those with a special interest in Hong Kong and China but also to anyone who appreciates a good old-fashioned adventure story.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, About the Series, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Tables and Figures
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. xi
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Europe and China: A Maturing Relationship?
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part I: Europe and China in a Changing International Order
  2. pp. 17-112
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  1. 1: Challenges and Opportunities in EU-China Relations
  2. pp. 19-36
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  1. 2: Problematizing “Constructive Engagement” in EU-China Policy
  2. pp. 37-57
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  1. 3: Limitations for Europe’s Partnership with China
  2. pp. 59-79
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  1. 4: From Client Status to Strategic Partnership: China’s Changing Perceptions of Europe
  2. pp. 81-93
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  1. 5: An Anatomy of European and American Perspectives on China in the International System
  2. pp. 95-112
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  1. Part II: New Issues and Dimensions
  2. pp. 113-228
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  1. 6: Human Rights and EU-China Relations
  2. pp. 115-137
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  1. 7: China’s Expanding Role in Africa and Implications for the EU
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. 8: Global Warming Politics: The EU, China, and Climate Change
  2. pp. 155-174
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  1. 9: Energy Issues in the EU and Taiwan
  2. pp. 175-199
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  1. 10: Sino-Vatican Relations and the Intermediary Roles of Hong Kong and Macau
  2. pp. 201-218
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  1. Conclusion: Europe and China after the Global Financial Crisis
  2. pp. 219-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-233
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  1. References
  2. pp. 235-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882208940
Related ISBN
9789888083879
MARC Record
OCLC
795120406
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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