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Hong Kong Reads: “Signs of a Colonial Era” by Gillis Heller and Andrew Yanne

Beneath the cracked pavement of Lyndhurst Terrace run two different histories of Hong Kong. One, reflected in the street’s English name, is a story of polite colonial power: John Lyndhurst was an assistant magistrate in the 19th century. The story behind the street’s Cantonese name, Baai2 Faa1 Gaai1 (擺花街), or Arrange Flowers Street, is entirely […]...
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