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Friends and Teachers: Hong Kong and Its People 1953-87
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Prompted by the Chinese saying, 'When I walk along with two others, I am bound to be able to learn from them', the title of this memoir reflects the author's close association with the local people through his work and leisure interests, and his consuming desire to learn as much as he could about their history and culture. The book covers several decades of Hong Kong's recent past, from the time James Hayes joined the Administrative Grade of the Hong Kong Civil Service in the 1950s to his retirement in the 1980s, thirty-two years later. Spendingpractically his whole career in departments rather than in the centralSecretariat, serving in posts that brought him into direct contact with the public, we follow him as a young cadet fresh from language school to his first posting in the District Administration, New Territories, through all of his varied assignments to his final post between 1985-87, when he again served in a very changed New Territories in charge of an equally altered District Administration.

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HKU Press Digital Editions
License
All rights reserved
Rights Statement
In Copyright
Author
 Hayes, James, 1930-
Publisher
 Hong Kong University Press
Subject
 Hong Kong (China)--Social conditions.  Government executives--China--Hong Kong--Biography.  Hayes, James,--1930-  Hong Kong (China)--Politics and government.
Language
English
Date
1996
Isbn
9789622093966
Resource Type
Book