Hong Kong Metamorphosis. Denis Bray.

Hong Kong Metamorphosis

Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Light foxing to endpapers and edges. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. Dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering to front boards and spine. Corners sharp. B/W photos. Index. 16 x 24 cm. 248 pp. / Very Good. Light wear and scuffing. Item #10156

From the South China Morning Post (Nov. 24, 2003):

Denis Bray, 77, is a true son of Hong Kong. The former Secretary for Home Affairs, director of the Community Chest, chairman of the English Schools Foundation and occasionally acting Governor, was born here. He is a fluent Cantonese-speaker and was involved in some of the most momentous decisions made by the British administration. The only time his career took him away from Hong Kong was when he was appointed Hong Kong Commissioner in London in 1977. Prior to that he had been District Commissioner for the New Territories and held numerous positions in the government. He first made his presence felt following the Christmas Day fire in Shek Kip Mei in 1953, when at 6am on Boxing Day he gate-crashed a meeting convened by the governor, Sir Alexander Gratham. He was 27 and had been with the government just two years.

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