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Collecting China: The Memoirs of a Hong Kong Art Addict
by Brian McElney



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(Continues.) Excerpted from Collecting China by Brian McElneyBy continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to OCLCs placement of cookies on your deviceThe next day, I discovered that a fake bomb had been planted on another tram, causing chaos across all the tram services on the Island, but there was no sense of personal danger, merely inconvenienceWe British expats stayed put, however, not least because we knew that if the Chinese did invade (and they would have had to cross twenty-five miles of leased territories before they got to the Island) there was every chance that they would let the expats leave, as they had done in Shanghai.Summer in Hong Kong is a very hot and steamy affair indeed and as in so many other cultures, a time when violence is prone to intensifyNo part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book IncPlease create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some itemsSimilar Items Related Subjects:(6) McElney, Brian SWith all the unwanted attention of the Communists, the tycoons didn't want to broadcast their presence and there was a very credible story about one businessman who had been abroad when the troubles beganAs such it had attracted many Chinese to cross the border from the mainland: Mao Zedong was reaching the height of his powers and the growing tensions and fears for the future were prompting many Chinese to flee.But now the problems were following themThe E-mail Address(es) field is requiredChina Today Sentiments against the British were running high in some quarters sympathetic to the Communist regime: lefties, as they were known, were trying to harness public opinion, with some of the local media referring to the British authorities' "fascist atrocities"Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser Collecting China: The Memoirs of a Hong Kong Art Addict by Brian McElneyBrian McElney All Formats & Editions See All Formats & Editions Brian McElney was born in Hong Kong in the early 1930s, and for more than two decades was one of the territory's top lawyersViolence was beginning to spill across the border and although the ex-pat community in the colony was considered to be very safe, the news of the Red Guards' vandalism touched a raw nerve.Since my arrival in Hong Kong, I had begun to amass a collection of Chinese art, and although it was still in its infancy, numbering at that stage less than fifty pieces and only a few of those Imperial ones, it would one day become a collection that was both valuable and culturally importantThe police behaved admirably in the face of all this provocation: the British were as aware as anyone of the rumour of a Chinese invasion and they did not want to do anything incendiary

Please enter the messageBe the firstSentiments against the British were running high in some quarters sympathetic to the Communist regime: lefties, as they were known, were trying to harness public opinion, with some of the local media referring to the British authorities' "fascist atrocities"> # Brian SPlease select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anywayYour request to send this item has been completedJust about ten yards away from the window of my office you could see the balcony of the Bank of China, which had been annexed (briefly) by the demonstrators, who made such a ruckus you could hardly hear yourself think.Constant chanting and agitation throughout the day just grew in intensity, making it impossible to work> Join and Get FREE SHIPPING! 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Download the top eBooks today.He now lives in Bath in southern England where he founded the Museum of East Asian ArtBut he agreed.Once back in Hong Kong I began to make arrangements to have the items shipped outBy the time of the 1967 riots, I had visited several times and had started to see them regularly during the six-week summer break that the firm was now allowing us to take from Hong Kong.In the course of my trips, I had visited the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, where Madge was a patron, and had made the acquaintance of its director, Colin GrahamAll rights reservedThey began to play music from the Supreme Court building to drown out the crowd: Beethoven was one great favourite along with other classical composers, the great masterpieces of Western culture played at earsplitting volume to drown out the protests from the EastAdvertising Product Details ISBN-13: 9789888422500 Publisher: Earnshaw Books Publication date: 05/10/2017 Sold by: Barnes & Noble Format: NOOK Book Pages: 244 File size: 6 MB Related Subjects Art Collecting & Patronage Art Professionals - Biography General & Miscellaneous Antiques & Collectibles Read an Excerpt Collecting China The Memoirs of a Hong Kong Art AddictBy Brian McElney Earnshaw Books Copyright 2017 Brian McElney All rights reservedThere was not a great deal of concern about our actual personal safety there were parts of Hong Kong that we knew to avoid and only once was I caught in the middle of severe disruption, when I caught a tram in the Wan Chai district on my way to see an old friendShop Now Music Music Customer Favorites Bestsellers New Releases Coming Soon The Vinyl Store Vinyl Exclusives Discover Great New Music Genres Blues & Folk Music Broadway & Vocal Children's Music Classical Country Music Jazz Pop Music Rock Soundtracks Special Collections 2017 GRAMMY Nominees Bruce Springsteen Music for Dads Diana Krall Paul Simon Nick Cave The Beatles Tony Bennett Related Categories Audiobooks Electronics Turntables Deals $4.99 CD Sale $6.99 CD Sale $9.99 CD Sale Music Deals The Vinyl Store LPs, Turntables, and More Shop Now Sale Sale Subjects Art, Architecture & Photography Biography Cookbooks, Food & Wine Diet, Health & Fitness Fiction History Mystery & Crime Religion Romance Science Fiction & Fantasy Self-Help & Relationships Customer Favorites Activity Kits Bargain Bestsellers B&N Classics B&N Collectible Editions Books under $5 More Bargains Electronics Home & Gifts Movies & TV Music Toys & Games More Ways to Save Coupons & Deals NOOK Daily Find Membership B&N Collectible Editions Beautifully designed editions at everyday low pricesOn that particular occasion, I simply got out and walked.But even if we didn't feel personally under threat, people began to think about arranging their affairs to safeguard their own property and interests, for if China invaded, as many feared they would, there was a real chance that property of all sorts could be confiscated 2ffeafca65



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