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by Peter Moss

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ISBN:
9889827050
Author:
Peter Moss
Publisher:
FormAsia Books Limited; 2nd edition (2008)
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Spanning the era of tea clippers in the 1860s to the departure of HMS Britannia, bearing away the last colonial governor at midnight on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong: The Classic Age resurrects Hong Kong's crucial formative epoch through a stunning range of photographs that vividly reconstruct what that earlier community looked like, and what it meant to live in Hong. Kong in those very different times.

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Peter Moss has made Hong Kong his home since 1965. He was here for the spillover of the Cultural Revolution in 1967, while the return of this former Bitish colony to China in 1997 marked the third imperial retreat to which he bore withness-the others being India in 1947 and Malaya in 1967. Aside from his novel The Singing Tree, (Bloomsbury), his published works include: Bye-Bye Blackbird and Distant Archipelagos, the first two volumes of an eventual triptych autobiography recounting his years in India, Malaya and Hong Kong.

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A must-have for those interested in Hong Kong’s past, this collection of photos shows 60 colonial buildings built between 1846 .

A must-have for those interested in Hong Kong’s past, this collection of photos shows 60 colonial buildings built between 1846 and 1963, only 12 of which are still standing. What makes these special is the incredible detail in the book. This is the era the reader is transported back to in the pages of Peter Moss’ Another City, Another Age, a gorgeous new photo book that captures the grandeur of old Hong Kong by cataloguing the former colony’s stand-out buildings constructed between 1846 and 1963. Cover of Another City Another Age.

Peter Moss, a former assistant director of Hong Kong’s colonial Government Information Services department, has died in the Philippines aged 83. Moss, who led government staff and foreign journalists in filming the 1967 riots, died of respiratory failure at 12:40pm on Saturday at the Saint. Moss, who led government staff and foreign journalists in filming the 1967 riots, died of respiratory failure at 12:40pm on Saturday at the Saint Luke’s Medical Centre in Manila. He joined the Malay Mail when he was 22 in September 1957 and worked there for eight years, before moving to Hong Kong. Peter Moss (right) in 1967 riots. Photo: Vanished Archives.

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Peter de Vere Moss FRGS (2 August 1938 – 22 April 2017) was a British colonial administrator who later became a park ranger, conservationist, and pioneer of eco-tourism. Peter de Vere Moss was born in Shillong, Assam, on 2 August 1938, the son of Lt. Co. Harry de Vere Moss of the Punjab Frontier Regiment. His family left India when he was seven at the time of the break-up of the country. He received his early education at Glen Gorse preparatory school followed by Malvern College.

Items related to Hong Kong: Another City Another Ag. Peter Moss was born in the shadow of the Raj and has witnessed the protracted demise of Empire through half a century-Indiain 1947, Malaya in 1957 and Hong Kong in 1997

Items related to Hong Kong: Another City Another Age. Home Moss, Peter Hong Kong: Another City Another Age. Stock Image. Hong Kong: Another City Another Age. Moss, Peter. Peter Moss was born in the shadow of the Raj and has witnessed the protracted demise of Empire through half a century-Indiain 1947, Malaya in 1957 and Hong Kong in 1997. His home since 1965, Hong Kong has been the subject of his other contributions to the FormAsia range of publications, including Hongkong Handover, Hong Kong Style and Skylines: Hong Kong.

Tell us also about your own book, Umbrellas in Bloom. At the most superficial level, Hong Kong is the classic contradiction of East meets West. But that almost seems stereotypical

Tell us also about your own book, Umbrellas in Bloom. It was history in the making, and begged to be written about. But that almost seems stereotypical. If you scratch deeper, I think at its core Hong Kong is the embodiment of survival and can-do spirit.

Spanning the era of tea clippers in the 1860s to the departure of HMS Britannia, bearing away the last colonial governor at midnight on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong: The Classic Age resurrects Hong Kong's crucial formative epoch through a stunning range of photographs that vividly reconstruct what that earlier community looked like, and what it meant to live in Hong Kong in those very different times. It accompanies the reader on an often-tumultuous journey, from the reckless gamble of Hong Kong's beginnings to its spectacular rise as Britain's last and most famous imperial outpost.