Who writes Hong Kong memoirs? Examples from World War II survivors to policemen to those who just want to settle scores can reveal history in a new light

Looking back is a corollary of advancing age. Life’s arc tends to make more sense as the trajectory reaches certain vantage points, and distance – whether from places, people or events – lends valuable perspective.Retirement, sometimes far away from a life once lived, spent among those who stayed at home who – all too often – have little interest in someone else’s very different life lived on the other side of the world, brings formerly exotic, everyday experiences into sharp contrast…

Who writes Hong Kong memoirs? Examples from World War II survivors to policemen to those who just want to settle scores can reveal history in a new light
Looking back is a corollary of advancing age. Life’s arc tends to make more sense as the trajectory reaches certain vantage points, and distance – whether from places, people or events – lends valuable perspective.Retirement, sometimes far away from a life once lived, spent among those who stayed at home who – all too often – have little interest in someone else’s very different life lived on the other side of the world, brings formerly exotic, everyday experiences into sharp contrast…