Hong Kong is a small city with a big reputation. As mainland China has become an 'economic powerhouse' Hong Kong has taken a route of development of its own, flourishing as an entrepot and a centre of commerce and finance for Chinese business, then as an industrial city and subsequently a regional and international financial centre.
This volume examines the developmental history of Hong Kong, focusing on its rise to the status of a Chinese global city in the world economy. Chiu and Lui's analysis is distinct in its perspective of the development as an integrated process involving economic, political and social dimensions, and as such this insightful and original book will be a core text on Hong Kong society for students.
About the Author
Stephen Chiu is Professor of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Tai-Lok Lui is Professor of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Global Connections: Centre of Chinese Capitalism 2. An Industrial Colony 3. The Building of An International Financial Centre 4. A Divided City 5. Decolonization, Political Restructuring, and Post-Colonial Governance Crisis 6. The Return of the Regional and the National 7. A Chinese Global City?