Hong Kong’s History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule by Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo

Hong Kong’s History: State and Society Under Colonial Rule by Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo soon to be presented for sale on the superior BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London & New York: Routledge, 1999, Paperback.

First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Tables;

From the cover: Hong Kongs rise from obscure fishing port to world city is usually put down to good colonial rule by Britain. This book challenges such a view and shows how the citys success was shaped by the ruling elite and other native Hong Kongers.

Rewriting Hong Kongs history from the bottom up, the chapters investigate vital, but hitherto obscured, aspects of the colonys rise. They cover the Chinese collaboration with the colonial regime, legal discrimination and intimidation, rural politics, social movements, government-business relations, industrial policy, flexible manufacturing and colonial historiography.

Drawing together contributions from historians, sociologists and political scientists, the book highlights the role played by a variety of social actors in Hong Kongs history and differs both from recent celebrations of British colonialism and anti-colonial Chinese nationalism.

In the Asia’s Transformations series.

Very Good.

[XII] 205 pages. Index. 9¼” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my History Asia catalogue?


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