Memoirs

Collecting China

Brian McElney
Brian McElney was born in Hong Kong in the early 1930s, and for more than two decades was one of the territory's top lawyers. But in his spare time, he also put together one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian antiques in the world, many of them spotted by him amongst the knick-knacks on Hollywood Road and Cat Street.

Tea on the Great Wall

An American Girl in War-Torn China. By Patricia Luce Chapman
“Shirley Temple” in Wonderland meets Chinese opium addicts, Nazis, and Japanese bayonets. China in the 1930s and a young American girl is an eye-witness as the world falls apart.

Hong Kong Policeman

Law, life and death on the streets of Hong Kong. An English police inspector tells it as it was. By Chris Emmett