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Hong Kong's watershed : the 1967 riots

Author: Jiawei Zhang
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Publication:HKU Press digital editions.
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This title analyses the causes and repercussions of the 1967 riots which are widely seen as a watershed of postwar history of Hong Kong. It depicts the prelude to the 1967 riots, including the Star Ferry riots in 1966, the leftist-instigated riots in Macau in 1966, and the major events leading to the disturbances.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zhang, Jiawei.
Hong Kong's watershed.
Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], ©2009
(DLC) 2010402458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jiawei Zhang
ISBN: 9789622090897 9622090893 9789888052363 9888052365
OCLC Number: 665560208
Language Note: Text in English, bibliographical references and index with Chinese characters.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction The 1967 riots: A Watershed in the Postwar History of Hong Kong --
1. Prelude to the 1967 riots --
2. Labour dispute at the Hong Kong Artificial Flower Works: The immediate trigger of the 1967 riots --
3. The Garden Road incident on May 22, 1967 --
4. People's Daily editorial on June 3 and the general strikes --
5. The Sha Tau Kok incident and bomb attacks --
6. Britain's plan for emergency evacuation of Hong Kong --
7. Hawks and doves within the British government in handling the disturbances --
8. The arson attack on the office of British charge d'affaires and the murder of Lam Bun --
9. Finale to the Hong Kong-style Cultural Revolution --
10. Impact of the 1967 riots --
11. Recollection and reflections by key players in the disturbances --
Appendices --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Gary Ka-wai Cheung.

Abstract:

This title analyses the causes and repercussions of the 1967 riots which are widely seen as a watershed of postwar history of Hong Kong. It depicts the prelude to the 1967 riots, including the Star Ferry riots in 1966, the leftist-instigated riots in Macau in 1966, and the major events leading to the disturbances.

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