Hong Kong is a colourful city where East meets West, lives are made and lost. Hong Kong superstar and world famous author, revolutionaries and philanthropists, emperors and pirates, generals and businessmen: this book comprises short biographies of people who have made history here. Meet Kung fu artist Bruce Lee, writer Chang Ai-ling, the Cantonese opera singer Sun Ma Sze-tsang and Sir Matthew Nathan who moved mountains to build Nathan Road. Discover how Doctor Manson shook up the medical world by proving that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes, and how Reverend Carl Smith shook up local history by writing from the standpoint of Hongkongers. Jane Houng has selected thirty interesting characters from Hong Kong’s past and brought them to life for children.