Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938. HONG KONG COLONIAL.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.
Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.

Colonial Reports - Annual. Annual Report on the Social and Economic Progress of the People of Hong Kong, 1931-1938.

London. HMSO. 1932- 1939. Stock ID #162974

Eight Annual Government Reports each with a large folding general reference map of 'Hong Kong and New Territories' approx 33.7 x 39.4cm, features outlined in colour, numerous tables, 39pp, 42pp, 44pp, 49pp, 53pp, 53pp, 55pp, 186pp, Appendices, tan library cloth binding with gilt spine title, the original green card title-wrappers to each report bound in. With the engraved bookplate of the City of Leeds Library of Commerce, Science and technology on the front pastedown, their shelf markings and inked stamps, (on the whole judiciously placed: two to the upper borders of the 1931 and 1933 map, otherwise to the versos), 24.7 x 16.1cm. A very good clean run of important reports complete with their maps. Scarce.

From the collection of Robert Nield, former President of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong, scholar and author of "The China Coast: Trade and the First Treaty Ports".

This remarkable unbroken eight year run of reports turns a lens on the social, commercial and economic change in 1930s Colonial Hong Kong. Key records include the foundation of an Exchange Fund with the power to buy and sell foreign exchange, the abandonment of the silver standard in 1935, the acknowledgment the Hong Kong Dollar as the local unit of currency, and in the final Report (notably the largest) lengthy coverage of the impact of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 with the then Governor Geoffry Northcote declaring Hong Kong a neutral zone to safeguard its status as a free port. Each report includes a folding coloured map of "Hong Kong and New Territories" with fine colouring outlining roads, railways, police stations, navigation lights, wireless telegraph stations, as well as natural features and international boundaries. Each map is a time-lapse of infrastructure change, with the final Report revealing a burgeoning web of branch roads.

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