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Forgotten Souls
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This book follows on from the mapping and recording of the about 10,000 graves that make up the Hong Kong Cemetery for a database which will be held in the archives of the Hong Kong Memory Project and the Royal Asiatic Society among other places. The silent tombs and elegantly carved inscriptions dating from 1842 up to the present day aroused curiosity in the author about who these long-buried people were and how they lived their lives. Lim has teased out from many sources the answers to these questions. This small, alien and rather disparate band of adventurers came from a number of far distant countries to live and work in the tiny and insignificant British foothold of Hong Kong on the edge of a huge and little understood empire. The book tries to show their relationships with each other and with their Chinese neighbours on the island. It has attempted to breathe life into the stories behind the gravestones so that the Hong Kong Cemetery can be viewed as a cradle of history as well as a final resting place for the dead.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Hong Kong Cemetery, Its Position and History
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Section I: An Introduction to Early Hong Kong
  2. pp. 29-42
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  1. Chapter 1: The Early Settlers, the First Opium War and Its Aftermath
  2. pp. 30-58
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  1. Chapter 2: Events Affecting Hong Kong as They Involved the Lives of People Buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. Chapter 3: How Early Hong Kong Society Arranged Itself
  2. pp. 73-90
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  1. Section II: The Early Denizens of the Hong Kong Cemetery, 1845–1860
  2. pp. 91-104
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  1. Chapter 4: Merchants, Clerks and Bankers
  2. pp. 92-112
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  1. Chapter 5: Servants of the Crown
  2. pp. 113-142
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  1. Chapter 6: Professionals
  2. pp. 143-157
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  1. Chapter 7: The Merchant Navy
  2. pp. 158-182
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  1. Chapter 8: Tradesmen, Artisans and Small-Scale Businessmen
  2. pp. 183-210
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  1. Chapter 9: Beachcombers and Destitutes
  2. pp. 211-213
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  1. Chapter 10: Missionaries
  2. pp. 214-234
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  1. Chapter 11: The Americans
  2. pp. 235-241
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  1. Chapter 12: The Armed Forces
  2. pp. 242-268
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  1. Chapter 13: Women and Children
  2. pp. 269-285
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  1. Chapter 14. The Chinese and Their Position in Relation to the Europeans
  2. pp. 286-296
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  1. Section III: Years of Consolidation, 1861 to 1875
  2. pp. 297-310
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  1. Chapter 15: Victoria City and Its European Inhabitants
  2. pp. 298-320
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  1. Chapter 16: Hong Kong Society in This Period
  2. pp. 321-348
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  1. Chapter 17: Hong Kong Becomes Cosmopolitan
  2. pp. 349-363
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  1. Chapter 18: Government Measures and Their Effect on Society
  2. pp. 364-388
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  1. Chapter 19: Changes Taking Place outside the Government
  2. pp. 389-416
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  1. Section IV: The Turn of the Century, 1876-1918
  2. pp. 417-430
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  1. Chapter 20: Age of Empire
  2. pp. 418-441
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  1. Chapter 21: The Disasters of These Years
  2. pp. 442-451
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  1. Chapter 22: The Old Residents Section in the Hong Kong Cemetery
  2. pp. 452-474
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  1. Chapter 23: Industry at the Turn of the Century
  2. pp. 475-482
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  1. Chapter 24: The History of the Freemasons in Hong Kong
  2. pp. 483-494
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  1. Chapter 25: The Chinese Buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery
  2. pp. 495-511
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  1. Chapter 26: The Eurasians
  2. pp. 512-521
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  1. Chapter 27: Other Nationalities: The Japanese and Russians Buried in the Hong Kong Cemetery
  2. pp. 522-530
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  1. Chapter 28: The Second World War and Its Aftermath
  2. pp. 531-542
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 543-550
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 551-576
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 577-586
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 587-612
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