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The Grand Tour II-1: Fragrant Harbour… Hong Kong (香港)

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Hong Kong is a “city spectacular,” in all the vainglorious, multifarious meanings, implications, etymologies (and so on)  associated with the term – to wit: city, spectacle, spectator, spectacular (adj.), spectacular (noun). Let me explain. From the very moment that band … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II: Treaty Ports and Imperial Cities of East Asia

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So I initially thought that 12 cities (and chapters) would cover it.  This was what I had done for The Grand Tour Part I in Southeast Asia, and there was no reason East Asia, or China, Korea and Japan, were … Continue reading

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