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postgraduate thesis: The opium monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844-1887

TitleThe opium monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844-1887
Authors
Issue Date1986
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Cheung, T. L. [張翠屛]. (1986). The opium monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844-1887. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
Abstract(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled 'The Opium Monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844 - 1887', submitted by CHEUNG TSUI PING, LUCY for the degree of MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY at the University of Hong Kong in SEPTEMBER, 1986. The period between 1884 - 1887 was one of rapid consolidations following the establishment of Hong Kong as a British Crown Colony. The British colonial administration and the local mercantile community began to establish a firm base for a major commodity - opium. My thesis examines in detail the initiation and development of the monopoly/farm. This internal, small- - scale retail sale of opium was handled by Chinese hongs. The monopoly/farm was the colonial government's device to raise revenue through granting the right to the highest bidder to sell a certain amount of opium within Hong Kong. Although small in scale, the opium monopoly/farm had been a vital source of income to the colonial administration since its inception in 1844.�Besides being an important source of revenue indispensable to the smooth running of a government, the monopoly/farm created social and economic repercussions within the Chinese communities in Hong Kong which brought about far-reaching results in the history of the colony during its formative years. Moreover, the opium monopoly/farm produced a number of wealthy Chinese businessmen in Hong Kong. Some of them, especially those in the 1870s and 1880s, were men of philanthropic disposition and they were socially involved in such a way that they became part of the channel of communication between the Hong Kong government and the Chinese communities. ii
DegreeMaster of Philosophy
SubjectOpium trade - China - Hong Kong.
Monopolies - China - Hong Kong.
Opium trade.
Monopolies.
Dept/ProgramHistory

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Tsui-ping, Lucy-
dc.contributor.author張翠屛zh_HK
dc.date.issued1986-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, T. L. [張翠屛]. (1986). The opium monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844-1887. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.description.abstract(Uncorrected OCR) Abstract of thesis entitled 'The Opium Monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844 - 1887', submitted by CHEUNG TSUI PING, LUCY for the degree of MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY at the University of Hong Kong in SEPTEMBER, 1986. The period between 1884 - 1887 was one of rapid consolidations following the establishment of Hong Kong as a British Crown Colony. The British colonial administration and the local mercantile community began to establish a firm base for a major commodity - opium. My thesis examines in detail the initiation and development of the monopoly/farm. This internal, small- - scale retail sale of opium was handled by Chinese hongs. The monopoly/farm was the colonial government's device to raise revenue through granting the right to the highest bidder to sell a certain amount of opium within Hong Kong. Although small in scale, the opium monopoly/farm had been a vital source of income to the colonial administration since its inception in 1844.�Besides being an important source of revenue indispensable to the smooth running of a government, the monopoly/farm created social and economic repercussions within the Chinese communities in Hong Kong which brought about far-reaching results in the history of the colony during its formative years. Moreover, the opium monopoly/farm produced a number of wealthy Chinese businessmen in Hong Kong. Some of them, especially those in the 1870s and 1880s, were men of philanthropic disposition and they were socially involved in such a way that they became part of the channel of communication between the Hong Kong government and the Chinese communities. ii-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B12324814-
dc.subject.lcshOpium trade - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshMonopolies - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshOpium trade.-
dc.subject.lcshMonopolies.-
dc.titleThe opium monopoly in Hong Kong, 1844-1887-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb1232481-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Philosophy-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineHistory-
dc.description.natureabstract-
dc.description.naturetoc-

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