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Governors, politics, and the Colonial Office : public policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Author: Gavin Ure
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2012.
Series: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book fleshes out the impact of political figures and how their actions, and inactions, affect various imperial or Hong Kong political and administrative affairs. The tendrils of Hong Kong's budding autonomy from the United Kingdom are identified and followed with attention paid to the various actors, including observing which actors fade in importance and which ones seize more of the stage.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Ure
ISBN: 9789888083947 9888083945
OCLC Number: 793690163
Description: x, 301 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Governors, cadets, unofficials and the Colonial Office --
3. The origins of policy, 1917-30 --
4. Britain's influence over Hong Kong's policy, 1929-41 --
5. Autonomy and the threat to sovereignty --
6. Income tax and treasury control --
7. Constitutional reform and its demise --
8. Post-war housing policy and the British government --
9. Squatter resettlement --
10. Financial autonomy --
11. Conclusions --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong studies series.
Responsibility: Gavin Ure.

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This book fleshes out the impact of political figures and how their actions, and inactions, affect various imperial or Hong Kong political and administrative affairs. The tendrils of Hong Kong's budding autonomy from the United Kingdom are identified and followed with attention paid to the various actors, including observing which actors fade in importance and which ones seize more of the stage.

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In this meticulously researched book, based on archival sources, Gavin Ure explores the important issue of how Hong Kong's colonial rulers made public policy. Through a careful examination of key Read more...

 
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