The Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert NgThe Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert Ng
The Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert Ng

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Book review: Out of China – from Shanghai to Hong Kong’s handover, an incisive analysis of West’s meddling

Once a schoolboy in Hong Kong, historian Robert Bickers sheds light on Chinese nationalism and the roots of its ‘rage’ in a work that ranges across politics, classical art and popular culture in a conversational tone

The Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert NgThe Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert Ng
The Union Jack is lowered minutes before midnight on June 30, 1997, during the Hong Kong handover ceremony. Photo: Robert Ng
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