Episode 18: Part 1 - Many Splendored Hong Kong

EPISODES #18 AND #19: 
Explore the history of Hong Kong and its public transportation as we delve into the movie Love Is a Many Splendored Thing and the bestseller book that preceded it. In Part 1, we start with the movie and then look at Hong Kong's history and explosive population growth before discussing public transportation. In Part 2, we delve into the history of the amazing Hong Kong subway system, its rail-plus-property model, which generates revenues, and then recent developments and the ending to Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.

Our moments in equity explore the dislocation and refugee movement during the Chinese Revolution in Part 1 and in Part 2 we look at income inequality in the US and China.
Moment in Equity – Episode #18
·      Terry Hong, Last Boat Out of Shanghai' has four stories at once personal and universal, Christian Science Monitor (Jan. 24, 2019) (reviewing Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution by Helen Zia) – available for free through ProQuest if your library subscribes
·      'Last Boat Out Of Shanghai': The Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution, Morning Edition, National Public Radio (Interview) (Feb. 19, 2019) – https://www.npr.org/2019/02/19/695874055/last-boat-out-of-shanghai-the-chinese-who-fled-maos-revolution 
Moment in Equity – Episode #19
·      Lindsey Maizland, Income inequality in China is bad, but it’s worse in the US, Vox (Feb. 16, 2017) – https://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/16/14636472/income-wealth-inequality-gap-china-bad-us-worse 
·      Wealth & Inequality In The U.S. And China, USC US-China Institute at USC Annenberg (Nov. 19, 2020) – https://china.usc.edu/wealth-inequality-us-and-china 
Book and Movie
·      A Many Splendored Thing – novel by Han Suyin
·      Love Is a Many Splendored Thing – 1955 Movie available on Amazon Prime (not free)
History of Hong Kong and its public transportation
·      History of Hong Kong, Wikipedia (Updated Mar. 8, 2023) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Hong_Kong 
·      Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, Wikipedia (Updated Aug. 21, 2023) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_occupation_of_Hong_Kong 
·      Ladder Street, Wikipedia (Updated Feb. 27, 2023) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladder_Street 
·      Peak Tram, Wikipedia (Mar. 23, 3023) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_Tram 
·      Ngai Yeung, Hidden Hong Kong: A busy history of the Hong Kong bus, localiiz (Updated Apr. 26, 2022) – https://www.localiiz.com/post/culture-history-bus-local-public-transportation-hong-kong 
·      Chris Wood, The 18 years it took Hong Kong to get first MTR subway line – how the Post reported the story, South China Morning Post (Sept. 29, 2017) – https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2113217/archives-how-hong-kongs-first-subway-system-got  
·      Matthew Keegan, How public transport actually turns a profit in Hong Kong, The Guardian (Mar. 19, 2019) – https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/mar/19/how-public-transport-actually-turns-a-profit-in-hong-kong (The Guardian remains free to all and it seeks donations and subscriptions in order to continue to offer its articles without charge.0
·      Maggie Hiufu Wong, Hong Kong’s MTR: Taking a ride on the world’s most envied metro system, CNN Travel (Mar. 31, 2015) – https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/hong-kong-mtr-success-story/index.html 
·      Dean Napolitano, Hong Kong struggles to win back tourists, ‘World City’ crown, AlJazeera (Mar. 20, 2023) – https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2023/3/20/hong-kong-struggles-to-win-back-tourists-world-city-crown 
Interviews with Han Suyin on YouTube (sample)
·      Webster! Interview: Dr Han Suyin, Royal BC Museum (Jan. 28, 1985) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQBtAiWMmyw&t=232s 
·      Han Suyin speaking at UCLA 3/24/1965 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9upkez7iNI 
·      Entrevue avec la romancière Han Suyin en 1959 (in French) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUJbAvo-lf4 
Princess Alexandra
·      Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, Wikipedia (Updated Aug. 2, 2023)
Episode 18: Part 1 - Many Splendored Hong Kong
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