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Robert Hotung
Sir Robert Ho Tung Bosman, KBE JP (22 December 1862 – 26 April 1956), better known as Sir Robert Hotung, was an influential Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist in British Hong Kong. Known as "the grand old man of Hong Kong",[1] Hotung was knighted in 1915 and 1955.Contents1 Biography1.1 Career 1.2 Second World War2 Family2.1 Marriage 2.2 Progeny3 Legacy 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Hotung was Eurasian. His father, Charles Henry Maurice Bosman (1839–1892), was of Dutch Jewish
Dutch Jewish
ancestry,[2][3][4] while his mother was Sze Tai (施娣),[5] a local woman of Bao'an (present-day Shenzhen) heritage, on D'Aguilar Street.[6] His father was a merchant who had his own company, Bosman and Co., was part owner of the Hong Kong Hotel which opened in 1868, and a director of the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company
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Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island (Chinese: 香港島; Cantonese
Cantonese
Yale: Hēunggóng dóu) is an island in the southern part of Hong Kong. It has a population of 1,289,500 and its population density is 16,390/km²,[1] as of 2008[update]. The island had a population of about 3,000 inhabitants scattered in a dozen fishing villages when it was occupied by the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in the First Opium War. In 1842, the island was formally ceded in perpetuity to the UK under the Treaty of Nanking
Treaty of Nanking
and the City of Victoria was then established on the island by the British Force in honour of Queen Victoria. The Central area on the island is the historical, political and economic centre of Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Club
The Hong Kong Club (Chinese: 香港會) is the first Gentlemen's club in Hong Kong. Opened on 26 May 1846, it is a private business and dining club in the heart of Central, Hong Kong. Its members were (and still are) among the most influential people in the city, including such personalities as senior government officials, senior local businessmen, the heads of the major trading firms, and many legal and accounting professionals. It was often referred to simply as "The Club".[1] The club's first premises were situated on Queen's Road at the junction with D'Aguilar Street. The 2014/15 Chairman is Michael Button who succeeded David Holdsworth in May 2014Contents1 History 2 Membership 3 Clubhouse 4 ReferencesHistory[edit]Hong Kong Club c
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George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
(26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman
Man and Superman
(1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic
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Xinhai Revolution
Chinese Revolutionary Alliance victory Abdication
Abdication
of Puyi Fall of the Qing dynasty End of Imperial China Establishment of the Republic of China Destabilization of ChinaBelligerents Qing dynasty Provisional Government of the Republic of China Hubei
Hubei
Military Government of the Republic of China Tongmenghui Gelaohui Tiandihui Various other revolutionary groups and forces Regional officials and warlordsCommanders and leaders Empress Dowager Longyu Prince-Regent Zaifeng Prime Minister Yuan Shikai Feng Guozhang Ma Anliang Duan Qirui Yang Zengxin Ma Qi Various other nobles of the Qing dynasty Prov. President Sun Yat-sen General Huang Xing Song Jiaoren Chen Qimei Prov. Vice President Li Yuanhong Prov
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Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen
Sun Yat-sen
(/ˈsʊn ˈjɑːtˈsɛn/; 12 November 1866 – 12 March 1925)[1][2] was a Chinese physician, writer, philosopher, calligrapher[3] and revolutionary, the first president and founding father of the Republic of China. As the foremost pioneer and first leader of a Republican China, Sun is referred to as the "Father of the Nation" in the Republic of China
China
(ROC) and the "forerunner of democratic revolution" in the People's Republic of China
China
(PRC). Sun played an instrumental role in the overthrow of the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
(the last imperial dynasty of China) during the years leading up to the Xinhai Revolution. He was appointed to serve as Provisional President of the Republic of China
China
when it was founded in 1912
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Republic Of China
Taiwan
Taiwan
(/ˌtaɪˈwɑːn/ ( listen)), officially the Republic of China
China
(ROC), is a state in East Asia.[15][16][17] Its neighbors include the People's Republic of China
China
(PRC) to the west, Japan
Japan
to the northeast, and the Philippines
Philippines
to the south. It is the most populous state and largest economy that is not a member of the United Nations. The island of Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, was inhabited by aborigines before the 17th century, when Dutch and Spanish colonies opened the island to mass Han immigration. After a brief rule by the Kingdom of Tungning, the island was annexed by the Qing dynasty, the last dynasty of China. The Qing ceded Taiwan
Taiwan
to Japan
Japan
in 1895 after the Sino-Japanese War
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Colonial Hong Kong
British Hong Kong
Hong Kong
was the period during which Hong Kong
Hong Kong
was under British Crown
British Crown
rule from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945). It was established as a Crown colony and later designated a British Dependent Territory in 1981. Hong Kong Island was ceded to the United Kingdom by the Qing dynasty
Qing dynasty
of China after the First Opium War
First Opium War
(1839–1842). The Kowloon Peninsula
Kowloon Peninsula
was added to the colony after the Second Opium War
Second Opium War
(1856–1860)
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Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples, also known as first peoples, aboriginal peoples or native peoples, are ethnic groups who are the original inhabitants of a given region, in contrast to groups that have settled, occupied or colonized the area more recently. Groups are usually described as indigenous when they maintain traditions or other aspects of an early culture that is associated with a given region. Not all indigenous peoples share this characteristic, usually having adopted substantial elements of a colonising culture, such as dress, religion or language. Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
may be settled in a given region (sedentary) or exhibit a nomadic lifestyle across a large territory, but they are generally historically associated with a specific territory on which they depend
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Hong Kong Land
Hongkong Land
Hongkong Land
is a property investment, management and development groups with premium commercial and residential property interests across Asia. It owns and manages almost 800,000 sq. m. of prime office and luxury retail property in key Asian cities, principally in Hong Kong and Singapore. Its Hong Kong Central portfolio represents some 450,000 sq. m. of prime property. In Singapore
Singapore
it has a further 165,000 sq. m. of prestigious office space mainly held through joint ventures, while MCL Land, its subsidiary, is a well-established residential developer
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Tung Wah Hospital
Tung Wah Hospital
Tung Wah Hospital
(Chinese: 東華醫院; Cantonese
Cantonese
Yale: Dūngwàh Yīyún) is a hospital in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
under the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. Located above Possession Point, at 12 Po Yan Street in Sheung Wan, it is the first hospital established in Colonial Hong Kong for the general public in the 1870s.Contents1 History 2 Background 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The hospital was declared for construction on March 26, 1870 under the " Tung Wah Hospital
Tung Wah Hospital
Incorporation Ordinance"
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The Chinese Club
The Chinese Club (Chinese: 華商會所) is a private business and dining club in Central, Hong Kong. Its members include senior local business people and, when originally established, those holding the high level, and exclusively Chinese, position of comprador in Western trading firms.Contents1 History 2 Membership 3 The Chinese Club Building 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Chinese Club was established in 1897 by Australian born Tse Tsan-tai (謝纘泰 or 謝贊泰), a social and political reformer, a merchandiser and a reporter, who vowed to overturn the Qing dynasty by force
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Bruce Lee
Lifetime Achievement Award[3] 1994 Star of the Century Award[4]2004Golden Horse AwardsBest Mandarin Film 1972 Fist of Fury[3] Special
Special
Jury Award 1972 Fist of FuryLee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
(Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher,[5] and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles. Lee was the son of Cantonese
Cantonese
opera star Lee Hoi-chuen
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Queen's College, Hong Kong
120 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong KongInformationType Public, single-sexMotto"Labor Omnia Vincit" (Latin) "勤有功" (Chinese) "Labour conquers all" (English)Established 1862Principal Ms. LI Sui-WahStaff About 60 staffNumber of students About 1000 studentsColor(s) RedMedium of instruction English, except Chinese Language, Chinese History and Mandarin, in which Chinese is the medium of instructionCampus Size Approximately 2.5 acres (16,766 m²)School Magazine The Yellow Dragon - First Published in June 1899. The first Anglo-Chinese school magazine in the worldWebsite qc.edu.hkQueen's College (Chinese: 皇仁書院), initially named The Government Central School (大書院/ 中央書院) in 1862, later renamed as Victoria College (皇后書院) in 1889, is a selective sixth form college for boys with a secondary school attached
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Hong Kong Cemetery
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Cemetery (Chinese: 香港墳場), formerly Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Happy Valley) Cemetery and before that Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Colonial Cemetery, is one of the early Christian cemeteries in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
dating to its colonial era beginning in 1845. It is located beside the racecourse at Happy Valley, along with the Jewish Cemetery, Hindu Cemetery, Parsee Cemetery, St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery and the Muslim Cemetery. Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Cemetery contains 79 scattered Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 62 from the Second World War, which are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Protestant Cemetery is built as a series of terraces ascending a hillside
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Mount Davis, Hong Kong
Mount Davis is an area surrounding and including the westernmost hill on Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island, Hong Kong. Home to mostly luxury residences, Mount Davis was originally settled after the construction of Victoria Road, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
by prominent Hong Kong
Hong Kong
families who were unable to live on Peak due to the zoning restriction in Peak District Reservation Ordinance, 1904.[1] It is named after John Francis Davis, who was the 2nd Governor of Hong Kong, from 1844 to 1848. The summit is reached via Mt Davis Path, which comes off Mt Davis Road and Victoria Road.Contents1 History 2 Geology 3 Features 4 See also 5 ReferencesHistory[edit] It was an important artillery depot of the British forces since 1911 (proposed in 1900). Five (later three) 9.2-inch guns were installed. It was heavily bombed by Japanese planes during the Battle of Hong Kong
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