Colonial Hong Kong and Modern China
Interaction and Reintegration
ISBN : 978-962-209-720-9
308 pages, 6″ x 9″
The evolution of Hong Kong, as a British colony and now a Special Administrative Region at China’s door step, has always been inextricably intertwined with the situation in China. This relationship is examined through various perspectives in this volume. There are new insights on such topics as Hong Kong’s society and religion, the development of the New Territories, the influence of the Chinese elite, the role of the colony during critical times in China’s history, and business interactions between the two trading partners. This collection should appeal to readers interested in the society, politics and economy of Hong Kong.
Contributors to this volume: Gillian BICKLEY, CHAN Kwok-shing, CHAN LAU Kit-ching, CHUNG Wai-keung, David W. FAURE, FUNG Chi Ming, Louis HA, Elizabeth L. JOHNSON, Diana LARY, LEE Pui-tak, Bernard H. K. LUK, Catherine R. SCHENK, WONG Man-kong.
“This collection of essays will make a worthy contribution to the better, two-way knowledge and understanding of ‘Hong Kong and China’ over the past 160 years. By looking out onto China and by looking back from there into Hong Kong, as well as by casting more light on the changing, ever evolving, situation within Hong Kong itself within the period of colonial rule, good scholarly work of this kind must surely be of benefit to the ongoing connection and interaction, the more so in a ‘one country two systems’ relationship.” —James Hayes