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By Hugh Baker

ISBN-10: 9888083090

ISBN-13: 9789888083091

A brand new variation in a single quantity of Hugh Baker's celebrated 3 volumes of Ancestral photos initially released in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The one hundred twenty articles and pictures discover lifestyle, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. each one mouthful is whole in itself, yet jointly the articles volume to a considerable ceremonial dinner. They examine faith, nutrition, language, heritage, gala's, relations, unusual happenings and extended family battle. The publication records a lot that could now not be chanced on. however it additionally presents an knowing of an international which has no longer but completely disappeared, and which nonetheless varieties the history for all times in smooth, city Hong Kong.

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Martin C. Yang appraises things coolly: The young couple’s lack of knowledge of one another may make an early adjustment difficult, but it does not prevent successful marriage. When a husband and wife have worked together, raised children together, tried to build  $QFHVWUDO ,PDJHV up the prosperity of the family, shared happiness and sorrow, they feel that they have had a successful marriage, be it romantic or not. In a rural community such as Taitou, although a young couple may not know each other personally, their backgrounds, their attitudes toward life are so similar that there is no danger of conflicting ideologies or patterns of living.

The Heung Yee Kuk is still with us, and in past decades has been noticeably more articulate and more active in New Territories affairs. It has tended to try to promote the interests of the indigenous inhabitants, rather as the guk did in the days of the new lease, only now it is faced not with an occupying foreign army but with a host of Chinese civilians migrating out from the cities in search of room to live and work and breathe.  B *HRPDQFHU uilding graves, like building houses, requires an architect.

The adulterous couple were placed in pig baskets just like these, and were only saved from the pond’s murky waters by the timely arrival of a lorry-load of police, summoned on the telephone by a sensible citizen.  A 0RDW nyone who has “done” the New Territories by road will know the village of Kat Hing Wai in Kam Tin. Its famous walls loom over the rows of houses inside, shutting out the light and shutting in the used air and the (euphemistically called) “country” smells. Needless to say, the walls were not built for the benefit of the tourists; they served a serious purpose for many years.

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