The 1997 Hong Kong handover was no laughing matter...or maybe it was!
Read the cartoons that chronicled the End of Empire, in this special 20th anniversary edition.
In March 1997 controversial, award-winning cartoonist Larry Feign was commissioned by a British newspaper to chronicle an unprecedented moment in history—The Reunification of China! The End of the British Empire!—and all the rumors, worst-case scenarios and unforgettable events:
- Pre-handover supermarket specials
- Last-minute pregnancies before the one-child policy kicked in
- The greatest onslaught of tacky souvenirs in history
- The invasion of the foreign journalists
- Britain finally lifts a finger for Hong Kong
This book contains the entire series, plus cartoons from Time, Geo Magazine, and several previously unpublished cartoons, as well as A Politically Incorrect View of the Handover. You'll laugh almost as loud as Chinese leaders laugh at Hong Kong people's calls for democracy.
Click "Look Inside" to read the first chapter and cartoons!
"Feign has a piercing sense of irony and is laugh-out-loud funny."
Nury Vittachi, Far Eastern Economic Review
"Gratuitous cracks at po faced pontifications on the territory."
Geremie Barme, The Australian
"I was furious!"
Allen Lee, HK politician,
commenting on Feign's cartoons in The Last Governor by Jonathan Dimbleby