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  • Building Democracyby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book offers an analysis of Hong Kong's current political situation within the larger context of its political history and its relationship to Beijing. more...

  • The Happy Valleyby Ken Nicolson

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 35.00

    The book describes the origin and evolution of Hong Kong's oldest Western cemetery garden in the Happy Valley and, by means of a self-guided tour, highlights the need for urgent action to conserve the deteriorating built and natural heritage resources of this important historic cultural landscape. more...

  • Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiographyby Professor John Flowerdew

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    The book shows how the study of the evolving discourse employed during a political process spanning more than a decade can provide insights for critical discourse analysis, on the one hand, and understanding of a real world political process on the other, thereby demonstrating the potential role for critical discourse analysis in historiography. more...

  • Ancestral Imagesby Hugh Baker

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2011; US$ 50.00

    A new edition in one volume of Hugh Baker's celebrated three volumes of Ancestral Images originally published in 1979, 1980 and 1981. The 120 articles and photographs explore everyday life, customs and rituals in Hong Kong's rural New Territories. Each mouthful is complete in itself, but together the articles amount to a substantial feast.... more...

  • The Politics of Hong Kong's Reversion to Chinaby David Wen-Wei Chang; Richard Y. Chuang

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 40.00

    Hong Kong's reunification with China presents China with a great challenge: to preserve the prosperity and stability that Hong Kong has achieved under the British legacy of a democratic free-enterprise system and an efficient but noninterfering government. China aims to successfully link its own traditionally socialist economy and communist political... more...

  • Foreign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950sby Cindy Yik-yi Chu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    This collection of essays describes adaptations of minority ethnic groups to cross-cultural situations in Hong Kong from the 1840s through the 1950s. It aims to portray Hong Kong history through the perspectives of foreign communities - the British, Germans, Americans, Indians and Japanese - and to understand how they perceived the economic situation,... more...

  • Hong Kongby Caroline Knowles; Douglas Harper

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city’s status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city and a hub for global migrations. Hong Kong is a tour of the city’s postcolonial urban landscape, innovatively told through fieldwork and... more...

  • May Days in Hong Kongby Robert Bickers; Ray Yep

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2009; US$ 40.00

    In this study of the anti-colonial riots which erupted in Hong Kong in May 1967, the authors of May Days in Hong Kong shed new light on their causes, their impact on future government policy and on Sino-British relations, and their legacy for Hong Kong society and governance, and the people of the territory.This is the first sustained exploration of... more...

  • Feeling the Stonesby David Akers-Jones

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 40.00

    This is a book for everyone with an interest in the recent history of Hong Kong and in an exceptional man who played a major part in that history as he ploughed a distinctive and individual, and sometimes controversial, path from District Officer to Acting Governor to Hong Kong Affairs Advisor. more...

  • Hong Kong Invaded!by Gillian Bickley

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 48.00

    This visionary novel by an anonymous author has been forgotten for a hundred years. Yet when published as The Back Door during the negotiations between Imperial China and Great Britain over the lease of the New Territories, the story aroused serious British fears about the possibility of defending Hong Kong against attack. more...