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Governing Hong Kong : administrative officers from the nineteenth century to the handover to China, 1862-1997

Author: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: International library of colonial history, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hong Kong is at the heart of modern China's position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. In this important and original history of the region, Steve Tsang argues that its currents prosperity is a direct by-product of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997." "This definitive history of the colourful individuals who administered the colony on behalf of the  Read more...
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Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang, 1959-
Governing Hong Kong.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608413887
Online version:
Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang, 1959-
Governing Hong Kong.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : In the United States of America distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)609082547
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
ISBN: 9781845115258 1845115252
OCLC Number: 148904635
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Governance in a colonial society --
The cadet scheme --
Benevolent paternalism --
Effects of the Pacific War --
Expansion --
Meeting the challenges of a Chinese community --
Localization --
Meeting the challenges of modernity --
An elite within the government --
Inhibited elitism.
Series Title: International library of colonial history, 9.
Responsibility: Steve Tsang.

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Hong Kong is at the heart of modern China's position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. This history of the region argues that its prosperity is a direct by-product of the British  Read more...

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