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By Hugh Baker

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 a hundred and twenty articles and pictures discover way of life, 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 banquet. They examine faith, nutrition, language, background, fairs, relatives, unusual happenings and extended family struggle. The ebook records a lot which may not be chanced on. however it additionally offers an figuring out of an international which has no longer but completely disappeared, and which nonetheless kinds the history for all times in sleek, city Hong Kong.

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To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men. So said Edmund Burke, and it goes almost without saying that where there are taxes there will be tax evasion. L. C. Arlington was in the Service: During my time in the Customs I naturally had many opportunities of observing the Chinese smuggler at his best; and, indeed, in the smuggling game he is supreme. Whenever a Chinaman travels he is bound — on principle as it were — to smuggle something, be it copper cash, copper cents, salt, opium, tobacco, silk, or any one of a thousand different commodities.

It is the interpretation of the natural and artificial landscape in order to divine the effect on the fortunes of those living in it. The Chinese term is fung-sui (風水), which means literally “wind and water”. It is believed that if a house is built on a “good” geomantic spot, the lives of those who live in it will be affected for the better; and if a grave is built on a “good” geomantic site, the descendants of the ancestor(s) buried in that grave will similarly be influenced. The trouble is that it is not easy to know what is a good site, and to go to the trouble and expense of building only to discover later that the fung-sui is poor would clearly be undesirable.

The early Qing Emperors brought peace and prosperity to the country. The favourable foreign trade was confined to Canton (Guangzhou 廣州),  $QFHVWUDO ,PDJHV where by careful control the government could extract revenue from it. Other income came from land and poll taxes, and from the salt monopoly. But gradually the Manchus lost their grip on affairs, corruption increased, rebellions broke out more and more frequently, opium imports changed the balance of trade, and the Western nations added the weight of their aggressions to the burdens the Emperors carried.

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