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A Concise History of Hong Kong / Edition 1
     

A Concise History of Hong Kong / Edition 1

by John M. Carroll
 

ISBN-10: 0742534227

ISBN-13: 9780742534223

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied

Overview

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also as a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.

About the Author:
John M. Carroll is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534223
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
756,700
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Note on Romanization and Sources     ix
Introduction: Hong Kong in History     1
Early Colonial Hong Kong     9
State and Society     33
Colonialism and Nationalism     63
The Interwar Years     89
War and Revolution     116
A New Hong Kong     140
Becoming Hong Kongese     167
The Countdown to 1997     190
Epilogue: Beyond 1997     217
Chronology of Key Events     239
Bibliography and Further Reading     251
Index     261

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