‘The Journey’s End – Giving Back Hong Kong’

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‘The Journey’s End – Giving Back Hong Kong’ A Perspective through Chronology

 

1830’s British East India Company establishes first Tea estate in Assam, India

1839-42- 1st Opium War.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f32MPPBJOjU

https://visualizingcultures.mit.edu/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay01.html

1842 - China & Britain sign The Treaty of Nanking.

1858 - China and Britain sign Treaty of Tientsin

1856-60 - 2nd Opium War-Treaty of Beijing signed.

1898 - Lease Extension of 99 years for Hong Kong Island, Kowloon & New Territories.

1903 - British exports of Opium to China come to an end

1912 - China becomes a Republic

1939-45 - World War 2

1941-45 - Japan occupies Hong Kong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzAo3oGX5To

1945 - Britain regains Hong Kong from Japan

Suggested Biographies

Commissioner Lin Zexu

Joshua Wong

https://www.pbs.org/video/joshua-wong-pro-democracy-protests-hong-kong-ulm06c/

https://time.com/4776817/joshua-wong-hong-kong-democracy-teenager-superpower/

 

Suggested Places of Interest

St Johns’ Cathedral (Hong Kong)

House 1881

Haw Par Mansion

Man Mo Temple

Suggested Historical Sources

The Sino British Joint Declaration

https://www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/jd2.htm

Hong Kong Handover Timeline

https://www.theguardian.com/world/from-the-archive-blog/2017/jul/01/hong-kong-handover-china-timeline-1997-20

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