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Meeting place : encounters across cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984

Author: Elizabeth Sinn; Christopher Munn
Publisher: HK : Hong Kong University Press, 2018.
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Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984 presents detailed empirical studies of day-to-day interactions between people of different cultures in a variety of settings. The broad conclusion-that there was sustained and multilevel contact between men and women of different cultures-will challenge and complicate traditional historical understandings of Hong Kong as a city either of rigid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sinn, Elizabeth
Meeting Place : Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984
HK : Hong Kong University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Sinn; Christopher Munn
ISBN: 9789888455010 988845501X
OCLC Number: 1020026996
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (219 p.)
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Romanization; Introduction; 1. Wang Tao in Hong Kong and the Chinese â#x80;#x9C;Otherâ#x80;#x9D;; 2. From Dried Seafood to Instant Ramen; 3. The Code of Silence across the Hong Kong Eurasian Community(ies); 4. The Making of Accomplished Women; 5. â#x80;#x9C;No Day without a Deed to Crown Itâ#x80;#x9D;; 6. Western Firms and Their Chinese Compradors; 7. The Parallel Worlds of Seafarers; 8. Carvalho Yeo and the 1928 Hong Kong Treasury Swindle; Bibliography; Contributors; Index
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn.

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Meeting Place: Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841-1984 presents detailed empirical studies of day-to-day interactions between people of different cultures in a variety of settings. The broad conclusion-that there was sustained and multilevel contact between men and women of different cultures-will challenge and complicate traditional historical understandings of Hong Kong as a city either of rigid segregation or of pervasive integration. Given its geographical location, its status as a free port, and its role as a center of migration, Hong Kong was an extraordinarily porous place. P.

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