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- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2008; US$ 35.00
In 1899, a year after the Convention of Peking leased the New Territories to Britain, the British moved to establish control. This triggered resistance by the some of the population of the New Territories. There ensued six days of fighting with heavy Chinese casualties. This truly forgotten war has been thoroughly researched for the first time and... more...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 110.00
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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 42.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 46.95
On July 1 st , 2007, Hong Kong celebrated the 10 th anniversary of its return to the People?s Republic of China, but the past decade has been a bumpy ride for both the Hong Kong people and the central leaders in China. In fact, in 2003 Beijing had already succumbed to public pressure within the fairly short period of its rule by abruptly replacing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 150.00
This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in part through its reunification with Hong Kong. The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00
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...
- 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 photography.... more...