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Ancestral Images: A Hong Kong Collection (Royal Asiatic by Hugh Baker

By Hugh Baker

A brand new version in a single quantity of Hugh Baker's celebrated 3 volumes of Ancestral photographs initially released in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The one hundred twenty articles and pictures discover way of life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. every one mouthful is whole in itself, yet jointly the articles quantity to a considerable ceremonial dinner. They examine faith, nutrients, language, background, gala's, kin, unusual happenings and extended family war. The booklet files a lot which can not be came across. however it additionally presents an figuring out of a global which has no longer but completely disappeared, and which nonetheless varieties the historical past for all times in sleek, city Hong Kong.

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Some New Territories people call this “Golden Pig” (gam-jue 3LJV  金猪). It is laid out on a red tray with the head towards the altar and rosettes decorating it. After the ancestors have taken their fill, the coveted meat is cut up, the elders and influential receiving their shares in proportion to their age and status. Another favourite is roast sucking pig. I once attended a New Territories sucking pig party which was almost an orgy, so luxurious was the pleasure of eating. ) and dipping the tender morsels into sugar to accentuate their sweetness.

Clustered round the basket of ducks, they pull them out, prod them, inspect them, and take the matter not one whit less seriously than the men who were spending thousands of dollars per fur. And to the Hong Kong housewife there is little more serious than the daily business of feeding her family. It is surely a mark of civilization when cuisine is paramount. We all have to eat — but only those with time, with minds freed from concern solely with survival, and with a stable culture around them can develop eating into an art form.

Whenever a Chinaman travels he is bound — on principle as it were — to smuggle something, be it copper cash, copper cents, salt, opium, tobacco, silk, or any one of a thousand different commodities. 12 In the course of his career Arlington spent quite a lot of time on Cheung Chau Island where, before it came under British rule in 1898, there was a customs post under the Kowloon area office. He was not exactly enamoured of his posting: The island contained a population of some 5,000 Chinese, most of whom were engaged in manufacturing shrimp sauce, the vile stench of which nearly drove us frantic.

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