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Hong Kong

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HONG KONG. Buy these 4 items as a set for $60 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Hong Kong

HKG02
Jan Morris
Vintage Books
1997
384
0679776486
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A wonderful portrait of Hong Kong by one of our favorite travel writers. Morris enumerates the many personal pleasures of the city, deftly interweaving reportage, history and culture.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Hong Kong

HKG24
Clare Vickers
Kuperard
2004
168
1857333683
PAPER
Guidebook
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Hong Kong

HKG14
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
320
178657442X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Hong Kong features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information.
$21.99

Hong Kong Map

HKG15
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2013
2
3865742289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, colorful folded map of Hong Kong, scale 1:22,500.
$13.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Hong Kong

HKG45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
192
1465445803
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. With handy pullout map.
$14.00

Eyewitness Travel Phrase Book Mandarin Chinese

CHN873
DK Publishing
DK Publishing
2017
224
146546266X
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This attractive, illustrated phrasebook includes all the essentials for travelers to China, such as everyday phrases and instructions on how to order food, ask for the time and more. A handy, pocket-sized reference, it also includes a dictionary and pronu
$7.95

Lonely Planet Cantonese Phrasebook

HKG19
Kam Y. Lau
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
260
1743603762
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized handy guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

A Modern History of Hong Kong

CHN584
Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
St. Martins
2007
340
1845114191
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Former director of the Asian Studies Centre at Oxford, Tsang traces the development of the city from the 1841 British occupation to its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
$34.00

City Between Worlds, My Hong Kong

HKG35
Leo Ou-Fan Lee
Belknap Press
2010
322
0674046897
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Lee draws on his experience of Hong Kong as well as literature, film and popular culture. The result is a multi-layered portrait of a city on the fault line between China and the West.
$22.50

Hong Kong, A Cultural History

HKG29
Michael Ingham
Oxford University Press
2007
256
0195314972
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Beneath the surface of Hong Kong's clichéd self-image as Pearl of the Orient and Shopping Paradise, Michael Ingham reveals a city rich in history, myth and cultural diversity.
$21.95

Lost in Transition, Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China

HKG48
Yiu-Wai Chu
State University of New York Press
2014
219
1438446462
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Yiu-Wai Chu, Director of the Hong Kong Studies Program at the University of Hong Kong, explores the transformation of Hong Kong's culture since its transition to a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in 1997. Drawing on cultural mediums such as film, music and politics, Chu examines the impact of China's notion of "one country, two cultures."
$28.95

Understanding China

CHN196
John Bryan Starr
Hill and Wang
2010
400
0809016516
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A succinct and refreshingly forthright best-selling guide, this third edition discusses the issues at stake in China's present and future.
$17.95

Golden Boy, Memories of a Hong Kong Childhood

HKG23
Martin Booth
Picador USA
2006
337
0312348177
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Booth writes with warmth of his youthful rambles in this sharp-eyed, affectionate memoir of coming of age in colonial Hong Kong. The book is a portrait of place, of a lost time, and most especially of his friends and family.
$23.00

Outposts, Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire

GBR569
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
362
0060598611
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Winchester's fascinating, globe-trotting account of scattered, mostly oceanic, outposts of the British Empire shows his usual flair for anecdote in describing Hong Kong, Diego Garcia, Tristan de Cunha, St. Helena, As-cension, Pitcairn, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.
$14.99

Fragrant Harbor

CHN266
John Lanchester
Penguin Putnam
2003
352
0142003379
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lanchester, in this satisfying novel of Hong Kong, spins an atmospheric tale of the city in the 1930s and 1940s bracketed by a parallell tale of business dealings, power and greed in the 1990s.
$17.00

Kowloon Tong, A Novel of Hong Kong

HKG12
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
1998
248
0395901413
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With its strong sense of place and contemporary setting in Hong Kong at a time of transition, this fast-paced novel is an illuminating and imaginative look at the city.
$15.95

Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

HKG17
Dorothy Gilman
Fawcett
1988
224
0449209830
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Grandma Pollifax, the CIA agent, is at it again, hot on the trail of jewel thieves, drug dealers and murderers in the city of Hong Kong. Part of the popular series, this mystery is great fun.
$7.99

Tai-Pan

ASA04
James Clavell
Dell
2009
736
0385343256
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Another volume in Clavell's well-known Asia series, this book focuses on Hong Kong and its most powerful trading company. Tai-pans were the Hong Kong-based resident managers of the China/India trade.
$18.00

The Ballad of a Small Player

HKG47
Lawrence Osborne
Random House
2015
272
0804137994
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this riveting novel, Osborne immerses the reader in the psychology of a gambler entrenched the underworld of Macau's casinos. Hong Kong and Macau outside of the gambling scene are depicted with great accuracy and allure.
$15.00

The Expatriates

HKG53
Janice Y. K. Lee
Penguin Putnam
2016
336
0143108425
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this poignant, heart-wrenching second novel, Janice Y.K. Lee tells the stories of three American women whose lives collide in a small expat community in Hong Kong, as they grapple with their emotions, identities and relationships.
$16.00

The Honourable Schoolboy

HKG01
John Le Carre
Penguin Putnam
2011
608
0143119737
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Le Carre at his best, with British Secret Service agent George Smiley at work among the backstreets of Hong Kong, and across Asia. A riveting cold war spy story that is suffused in Hong Kong atmosphere.
$17.00

The Last Six Million Seconds

HKG44
John Burdett
Vintage Books
2012
385
0307745295
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Author of the popular Bangkok detective series, Burdett shifts his focus to Hong Kong this time, and the eve of the British handover to the Chinese in 1997, for this subtle, carefully plotted thriller
$16.95

The Piano Teacher

CHN606
Janice Y. K. Lee
Penguin Putnam
2009
328
0143116533
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This gripping tale of love and betrayal evokes the life and culture of Hong Kong from 1942, on the eve of the Japanese invasion, through the 1950s.
$16.00

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of Hong Kong

HKG59
Ray Tipper
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
176
1909612081
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for residents and travelers alike, this easy-to-use guide profiles 282 birds common to Hong Kong and southeastern China. Each entry features a high-quality photograph, nomenclature and a detailed description.
$17.95

Reef Fishes of South-East Asia

SEA98
Michael Aw, Elizabeth Wood
Macmillan
2017
144
147294058X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Designed for quick identification, this compact field guide provides line drawings, color photos and concise descriptions of 270 species of fish, corals and invertebrates common to Southeast Asia's reefs.
$20.00

For Kids

This Is Hong Kong

HKG32
Miroslav Sasek
Rizzoli International
2007
0789315602
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrantly illustrated introduction to the city and its people.
$17.95

Hong Kong for Kids, A Parent's Guide

HKG56
Cindy Miller Stephens
Aa Balkema
2015
420
9881376556
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Written for parents and educators alike, this bestselling guide to Hong Kong features ideas for outings and activities each paired with maps, directions and recommended eateries. A great start to a successful, stress-free vacation in Hong Kong.
$19.95

More Books

Noble House

HKG16
James Clavell
Dell
2009
1376
0385343264
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Another Clavell novel set in Asia, this one finds Russian, Chinese and English businessmen and intelligence agents caught up in a struggle to control the largest trading house in 1960s Hong Kong.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Hong Kong

HKG33
Piera Chen
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
192
1786574438
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

National Geographic Hong Kong

HKG37
Phil Macdonald
National Geographic
2009
272
1426203977
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide featuring National Geographic's usual attention to maps and color photography.
$22.95

Fodor's Hong Kong, with a Side Trip to Macau

HKG38
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2015
320
1101878193
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, filled with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights, and dining.
$19.99

Insight Select Hong Kong

CHN675
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2011
192
9812822747
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket guide to secret gems and off-beat itinerary ideas for a memorable stay in Hong Kong. With a handpicked list of hotels for all tastes and budgets and travel tips.
$15.00

Michelin Must Sees Hong Kong

HKG42
Michelin
Michelin Travel Publications
2011
160
1907099433
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to sights and activities, organized thematically. With practical advice on what to do for fun, where to stay and eat, and what to do with kids.
$12.99

Pocket Rough Guide Hong Kong & Macau

HKG50
Rough Guides
Rough Guides
2016
160
0241252822
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
By the savvy editors at Rough Guide, these just-right guides are bundled with a pullout map.
$12.99

Hong Kong

CHN773
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
320
1780051506
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guide gives a profusely illustrated overview of Hong Kong, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on history, art, and culture. With hundreds of photos and maps.
$21.99

Wallpaper City Guide Hong Kong

HKG46
Wallpaper City Guides
Phaidon Press
2015
128
0714868280
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Hong Kong Crumpled City Map

HKG49
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2011
1
8890573201
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

Groovy Hong Kong Map

CHN786
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251437
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Hong Kong. Includes map and insets of the greater Hong Kong area, with outlying islands, Central and Kowloon, Soho and Lan Kwai Fong. The reverse has helpful listings: transportation options, cuisine, nightlife, shopping and local culture. Folded size: 4 x 8.5 inches.
$8.95

Hong Kong: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

HKG51
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2015
132
9881320305
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Make My Day Hong Kong

HKG52
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
40
1743609345
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to Hong Kong designed for the traveler who wants to create exceptional, custom itineraries. With a spiral binding and flip cards, the book offers more than 2,000 possible itineraries for each day.
$9.99

Hong Kong StreetSmart Map

HKG54
VanDam
VanDam Maps
2008
1
1932527540
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
VanDam’s laminated, accordion-style map brings Hong Kong into focus with a full map of Hong Kong Island (which includes an index of streets and attractions) plus insets of the transit system, Metro Hong Kong and Kowloon. Full-color with 3D renderings of landmarks. Scales vary.
$8.95

Monocle Hong Kong Guide

HKG55
Monocle
Prestel
2015
146
3899555767
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for the upscale traveler, this Monocle guidebook to Hong Kong features short essays, top lists, excellent color photography and expert recommendations from Monocle magazine’s network of bureaus, correspondents and on-the-road reporters.
$15.00

Insight Flexi Map Hong Kong

CHN824
Insight Guides
Ingram Publisher Services
2016
1
1780058179
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An accordion-folded map of Hong Kong, laminated for protection from weather and wear. It features a clear map of the downtown area, plus an index, recommended sights and some traveler's information. Scaled at: 1:130,000.
$9.99

111 Places in Hong Kong That You Shouldn't Miss

HKG57
Raymond Wong, Kathrin Bielfeldt
ACC Distribution
2016
240
3954519364
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This "111 Places" guide to Hong Kong profiles so many strange and original places that it will surprise even loyal residents. Each hidden gem reveals the history and unique flavor of the vibrant city.
$19.90