Item description for Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island by Jason Wordie...
Jason Wordie is a historian who engages a general audience with the way buildings and places reveal the history, changing nature, and culture of Hong Kong. His knowledge of Hong Kong and its history is complemented by an eye for the intriguing, and a wonderful sense of the telling anecdote that humanizes and brings history to life.
In Streets, Wordie takes the reader on 50 tours through the urban and historic places of Hong Kong Island ranging from Central through Wanchai, to Shau Kei Wan and Shek O, along the south coast from Stanley to Aberdeen, completing a circuit of the island through Pokfulam and Kennedy Town to Sheung Wan. Each place is introduced with a description of the area and the way it has changed. Then the reader is taken on a walk around the areas streets with the important, interesting, curious, and historically illuminating sites described and illustrated.
Outstanding photographs by three of Hong Kongs most notable photographers--Richard Abrahall, Tony Hedley, and John Lambon--help make this a book to revisit many times as a handsome contemporary record of this ever-changing city.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9622095631 ISBN13 9789622095632
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More About Jason Wordie
Jason Wordie is a local historian and long-time resident of Hong Kong. A graduate of Hong Kong University, he has written extensively on the history and culture of Hong Kong. He lives in the north-west New Territories.
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The ONLY Historical and Cultural Guide to Hong Kong Island Apr 26, 2007
Jason Wordie is already well-known to people interested in the history of Hong Kong. His book Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island is the only cultural and historical guidebook to the city available in English. It is leagues ahead of any of the glib mass-produced travel books for the trendy rich or the parsimonious backpacker. Mr. Wordie brings to life the overlooked stories of Hong Kong island that can be found on every street corner. He writes with a passion for the city's history that simply cannot be found elsewhere. I highly recommend the book and eagerly look forward to the publication of his guide book for Kowloon.