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Hong Kong : a society in transition : contributions to the study of Hong Kong society

Author: Joseph Agassi; I C Jarvie
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1998.
Series: International library of sociology, 055.; Sociology of East Asia, 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Reprint of the 1969 edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hong Kong.
London : Routledge, 1998
(OCoLC)222819302
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Agassi; I C Jarvie
ISBN: 9781136234262 1136234268
OCLC Number: 853460525
Notes: Originally published in 1969 by Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, map.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1 Hong Kong as a society; 2 The lack of sociological studies of Hong Kong; 3 The scope and limitations of the present collection; 4 Value-free versus objective social science; Acknowledgements; Part One: General Sociology of Hong Kong; I. The Structure of Rural Chinese Society in New Territories; 1 Introduction; 2 The new territories; 3 Market town-village relations; 4 Lineage structure; 5 Leadership and politics; 6 The changing economy; 7 Religious patterns; 8 Family life; 9 The future outlook. II. A Chinese Village on Hong Kong Island Fifty Years Ago-Tai Tam Tuk, Village Under the WaterIII. Culture and Society of a Hakka Community on Lantau Island, Hong Kong; 1 The Hakka background; 2 The daily routine; 3 Village organization; 4 Ritual and belief; IV. Social Structure and Social Stratification in Hong Kong; 1 The post-war industrial revolution; 2 Occupational groups; 3 Rate of economic participation; 4 Employment status; 5 Income; 6 Standard of living; 7 Ranking of occupations; 8 Social mobility; 9 Education; 10 Language. V. Hong Kong Under Japanese Occupation: Changes in Social Structure1 Avant le déluge; 2 Le déluge; 3 Après le déluge; VI. A Study in Westernization; 1 Background; 2 Barriers to communication; 3 A superficial starting point; 4 Fear of losing face; 5 The muffling effect of face; 6 Face as a standard of behaviour; 7 Cracks in the surface of westernization; Part Two: The Role of Savings and Wealth among Hong Kong Chinese; 1 Field, methods and sources; (a) The field of enquiry; (b) Method; (c) Documentary sources; 2 The Hong Kong economy; 3 Chinese society and values relating to gain. (A) The family(b) Class and education; (c) The religious system; (d) The State; 4 Society and values relating to gain in Hong Kong; 5 Contact with Westerners; 6 Concepts of wealth; (a) Major forms of wealth; (b) Wealth and market values; (c) Services as form of wealth; (d) Wealth held by groups; 7 Methods of acquisition of wealth; (a) Socially disapproved methods of accumulation; (b) Acquisition of wealth and the customary and official law; (c) Credit and borrowing; (d) Savings; (e) Wealth and status; 8 Distribution of wealth; (a) Social class; (b) Urban and rural differences. (C) Traditional individuals and wealth(d) The Western community and wealth; 9 Uses of wealth and income; (a) Roles in the family regulating use of wealth; (b) Decisions concerning the use of wealth; (c) Acquisition and use of wealth under industrialization; Concluding note, 1967; Part Three: Specific Socio-Economic Problems of Hong Kong; VII. Problems of Macro-Economic Programming in Hong Kong; 1 A balanced economic and social development; (a) Economic progress; (b) Social progress; (c) Balancing of social and economic progress; (d) The interaction between economic and social development.
Series Title: International library of sociology, 055.; Sociology of East Asia, 4.
Responsibility: edited by I.C. Jarvie in consultation with Joseph Agassi.

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