The Quest Of Noel Croucher. Hong Kong's Quiet Philanthropist

England Vaudine

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher Place: Hong Kong
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: First Edition

Description: 381 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: Noel Groucher nad a secret penchant for philanthropy. From simple beginnings in England, he arrived in Hong Kong at the turn of the century to live through eight decades of change on the China Coast. Myster surrounded Noel Croucher. Seen as tight-fisted by some yet loved by others, he endowed Hong Kong with its richest academic charity in The Croucher Foundation. He became Commodore of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and chairman of the Stock Exchange. To many he was a throwback to the glory days of empire. Yet he battled prejudice to get ahead in the colony. That era has now passed. This timely, fresh look at the lives lived on the Coast - through Noel Crouchers life story - brings out the realities of those times.

ISBN: 9789622094734

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