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Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery
by Patricia Lim
The book has recorded the inscriptions on all 8,000 graves in the HK Cemetery to provide a rich description of life in Hong Kong during the first 100 years approximately from its colonization and a wonderful series of anecdotes.
Hardcover, 611 pages
Published March 8th 2011 by Hong Kong University Press
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This book is fascinating! and the woman who wrote it obviously spent a lot of time on it. It was daunting however. I do admit that after awhile I lost interest in the book. A lot of the information seemed to repeat itself over and over but seeing that everyone and everything was connected in someway in this new world is understandable but still was intense with the amount of info it had. After reading about 1/2 of the book I found myself only looking at the chapters that interested me. When i re ...more