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Governing Hong Kong : Administrative Officers from the 19th Century to the Handover to China, 1862-1997.

Author: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
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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 Hong Kong's current prosperity and influence are direct by-products of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997. _x000D_ _x000D_ The British administration of Hong Kong uniquely derived its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang.
Governing Hong Kong : Administrative Officers from the 19th Century to the Handover to China, 1862-1997.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Yui-Sang Tsang
ISBN: 9780857713018 0857713019
OCLC Number: 1050344584
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover ; Contents; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Preface; 1. Governance in a colonial society; 2. The cadet scheme; 3. Benevolent paternalism; 4. Effects of the Pacific War; 5. Expansion; 6. Meeting the challenges of a Chinese community; 7. Localization; 8. Meeting the challenges of modernity; 9. An elite within the government; 10. Inhibited elitism; Notes; References; Index.

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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 Hong Kong's current prosperity and influence are direct by-products of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997. _x000D_ _x000D_ The British administration of Hong Kong uniquely derived its practices from the best traditions of Imperial Chinese government and its philosophical, Confucian basis. It stressed efficiency, honesty, fairness, benevolent paternalism and individua.

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