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  • Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kongby Hai Ren

    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. more...

  • Not the Slightest Chanceby Tony Banham

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 40.00

    The book assembles a phase-by-phase, day-by-day, hour-by-hour, and death-by-death account of the battle. It considers the individual actions that made up the fighting, as well as the strategies and plans and the many controversies that arose. more...

  • The Six-Day War of 1899by Patrick H. Hase

    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...

  • 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...