Tolo Harbour from Tai Po Road 2012
This is just a list of books that I can recommend if, like me, you are more interested in the lesser-known aspects of Hong Kong. It's by no means a comprehensive list and I will keep adding as and when I find more worth recommending.
These books provide valuable information that cannot be readily found in amongst the usual tourist/guide literature (of which HK has plenty - all saying the same old stuff).
If anyone has any recommendations please let me know so I can follow them up and add them to the list. It's a bit of a mish-mash but it's all stuff I have enjoyed reading whether it's about culture, history, walks, finance or personal memoir - all have something to offer in terms of insight.
I'll keep adding to it as and when, but note that this is a list of non-fiction and memoirs. Although there are a few fiction works that have been enjoyable, I don't think they have a place on this blog.
- Streets: Exploring Hong Kong Island
- Streets: Exploring Kowloon
- Macao: People and Places, Past and Present
- Discovering Hong Kong's Cultural Heritage: HK & Kowloon
- Discovering Hong Kong's Cultural Heritage: New Territories
- The Serious Hikers Guide to Hong Kong
- The Leisurely Hikers Guide to Hong Kong
- The Heritage Hikers Guide to Hong Kong
- Not the Slightest Chance: The Defence of HK 1941
- The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru: Britain's Forgotten Wartime Tragedy
- We Shall Suffer There: HK's Defenders Imprisoned 1942-45
- King Hui: The Man Who Owned all the Opium in Hong Kong
- Chinese Gods: An Introduction to Chinese Folk Religion
- The Six day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the Age of Imperialism
- 150 Years of Evangelization in Taipo: 50 Years of Foundation of the Church
Gillis Heller, Andrew Yanne