1943; Alfred A. Knopf publishers; hardbound with green boards; book in good condition with original fold-out map of Hong Kong; green boards in fair shape with some fraying - but not bad (see pics); no dust jacket.
"I write of the ruin of the Far East with deep unhappiness. I love the Orient, as do all who have ever felt her lure, as a man does a mysterious, fascinating, and wise woman. In China ther was the knowledge of the centuries; in the East Indies, the peace of an earthly paradise...in Japan, the physical loveliness of an island blessed by nature."
The Imperial Japanese occupation of Hong Kong (香港日據時期) began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to Imperial Japan on 25 December 1941. The surrender occurred after 18 days of fierce fighting against the overwhelming Japanese forces that had invaded the territory. The occupation lasted for three years and eight months until Japan surrendered at the end of Second World War.