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As I read more of the book I discovered that the Walled City had been demolished in — but in some ways this just added allure. This book is written by a missionary and is about how heroin addicts were healed by God.

So, with regards to why the Walled City grew upwards instead of outwards, if it were to grow outwards it would have gone into British territory and therefore would have become subject to Hong Kong law and housing regulation. Pulilnger 20, Elaine rated it it was ok.

Crack in the Wall: The Life and Death of Kowloon Walled City

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Stephen’s Society, which is involved in drug rehabilitation in Hong Kong and the Philipines. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In reality, this did not waall and China maintained jurisdiction of the area.

This is a photographic account of Jackie Pullinger’s work in Hong Kong which through interviews provides a gripping portrait of the drug addicts, prostitutes, Triad gang members and society’s outcasts who live in the Walled City. Justo rated it really liked it Feb 15, If you’re interested in faith healing and missionary work, I guess this would be an interesting read, but I didn’t read anything worth recommending.

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It was unlike anywhere I had seen before and quite different from other urban slums such as Dharavi in Mumbai — for starters it appeared to have grown upwards rather than outwards. We could only move out and nothing could move in, not even mattresses.

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The meeting provided a cracj of information that I could not have found elsewhere. Christianity in China portal. Michael Arnold rated it it was amazing May 06, At this point my research got trickier as colonial records, that I had been using to gain the information, are only released 30 years after they were written meaning that I jackiee no information about what had changed prior to to allow the demolition to happen.


Nick Danziger is an award-winning photographer whose work was published in “Danziger’s Travels”.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The Best Books of Refresh and try again. There was also the ever present danger of people looking to either protect their own rackets or territory and others looking to pounce on any opportunity to prey on the unwary or most unfortunate inhabitants of the Walled City. Susan rated it really liked it Feb 01, Jwckie ministry started with only a handful of people but has grown steadily over the last fifty years.

The Walled City existed as a military base from when Hong Kong was part of China, and in the wall from which the Walled City gained its name was built. I was having a perm when people were coming in saying that they have surrounded the place.