By Peter Y.L. Ng
In 1573 the Guangdong Province county of Dongguan was once divided into 2 components, one among which used to be named Xin'an Xian (New Peace County). Its six hundred sq. miles of territory integrated all of what's now Hong Kong & the hot Terr. the hot county used to be negative, carefully populated & careworn by means of marauding bands of pirates & land-based ruffians. This Gazetteer used to be the mixed paintings of area people & officers. It handled the geog., heritage, financial system, traditions & lit. of the realm & is still this day the fullest resource of information. on pre-20th cent. Xin'an. This publication appears on the 1819 ed. of the gazetteer, the final revision of it to be made. The English-language chapters are lower than four headings background, Geog., Econ. & Gov't. previous maps were redrawn. Inset map.
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