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Hong Kong History

Themes in Global Perspective

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Offers an overview of topics about Hong Kong at a pivotal moment for its history.

  • Highlights the particularities and uniquenesses of Hong Kong’s historical experience, particularly its connections with the world.

  • Explores the diversity of Hong Kong’s people, culture, and society

Part of the book series: Hong Kong Studies Reader Series (HKSRS)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Politics and Public Administration

    • Man-Kong Wong
    Pages 1-37
  3. Military History

    • Chi-Man Kwong
    Pages 39-58
  4. Policing

    • Lawrence Ka-Ki Ho
    Pages 59-81
  5. Cold War and Decolonisation

    • Wai-Li Chu
    Pages 83-113
  6. Built Heritage

    • Lachlan B. Barber
    Pages 115-135
  7. China’s Intellectuals and Chinese Culture in Hong Kong

    • Kenneth Kai-Chung Yung
    Pages 137-155
  8. Culture and Identity

    • Catherine S. Chan
    Pages 157-180
  9. Re-thinking Popular Culture

    • Lok-Yin Law
    Pages 181-215
  10. Football

    • Chun-Wing Lee
    Pages 217-240
  11. Chinese Martial Arts

    • Kai-Yiu Lau
    Pages 241-260

About this book

This book aims at providing an accessible introduction to and summary of the major themes of Hong Kong history that has been studied in the past decades. Each chapter also suggests a number of key historical figures and works that are essential for the understanding of a particular theme. However, the book is by no means merely a general survey of the recent studies of Hong Kong history; it tries to suggest that the best way to approach Hong Kong history is to put it firmly in its international context.

Man-kong Wong is Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University & Honorary Research Senior Fellow in History at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Chi-man Kwong is Associate Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Keywords

  • Hong Kong
  • reunification with China
  • colonial histories
  • history of finance
  • globalization

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Man-Kong Wong, Chi-Man Kwong

About the editors

Man-kong Wong is Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University & Honorary Research Senior Fellow in History at The University of Queensland, Australia.

Chi-man Kwong is Associate Professor of History at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-2806-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)