Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong

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When Britain and China negotiated the future of Hong Kong in the early 1980s, their primary concern was about maintaining the status quo. The rise of China in the last thirty years, however, has reshaped the Beijing-Hong Kong dynamic as new tensions and divisions have emerged. Thus, post-1997 Hong Kong is a case about a global city's democratic transition within an authoritarian state.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong introduces readers to these key social, economic, and political developments. Bringing together the work of leading researchers in the field, it focuses on the process of transition from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region under China's sovereign rule. Organised thematically, the sections covered include:

`One Country, Two Systems' in practice

Governance in post-colonial Hong Kong

Social mobilization

The changing social fabric of Hong Kong society

Socio-economic development

The future of Hong Kong

This book provides a thorough introduction to Hong Kong today. As such, it will be invaluable to students and scholars of Hong Kong's politics, culture and society. It will also be of interest to those studying Chinese political development and the impact of China's rise more generally.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 29 Line drawings, black and white; 66 Tables, black and white; 29 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138959936
  • 9781138959934
  • 1,896,023

Table of contents

Introduction: The long transition, Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu and Ray Yep

Theme 1: One Country Two Systems in Practice

1. The autonomy of Hong Kong under `One Country, Two Systems', Albert H.Y. Chen

2. The Basic Law in the courts: Learning to live with China and a changing Hong Kong, Danny Gittings

3. Becoming Part of a National Economy: Maintaining Two Systems in the Midst of the Rise of China, Y. W. Sung

Theme 2: Governing Post-Colonial Hong Kong

4. Stalemate in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong: Disarticulation, fragmentation, and the political battleground of `One Country, Two Systems', Chor-yung Cheung

5. Advisory politics before and after 1997: In search of a new relationship between state, political society and civil society, Brian C.H. Fong

6. `Consultative politics' refined: The precarious development of civic engagement in post-colonial Hong Kong, Kay C.Y. Lam

7. Party underdevelopment in protracted transition, Ngok Ma

Theme 3: Social Mobilization

8. Social mobilization for large-scale protests: From the July 1 demonstration to the Umbrella Movement, Francis Lee and Joseph M. Chan

9. Opinion media: From talk radio to internet alternative websites, Francis Lee

10. Social media and social mobilization, Gary Tang

11. Legal mobilization, Wai Keung Tam

12. Master frames, transformative events and the repertoires of contention, Edmund W. Cheng

13. Confrontation, state repression and autonomy of metropolis Hong Kong: Umbrella Movement and 1967 Riots compared, Ray Yep

Theme 4: The Changing Social Fabric

14. Growing socio-economic inequalities, Hon-Kwong Lui

15. Ethnic minorities and ethnicity in Hong Kong, Paul O'Connor

16. Mainland migrants in Hong Kong, Eric Fong, Jenny Li and Carew Chan

17. Youth and the changing opportunity structure, Chung Yan Ip

18. Hong Kong's middle class after 1997, Chung Yan Ip and Tai-lok Lui

19. A genealogy of business and politics in Hong Kong, Tak-Wing Ngo

20. The real estate elite and real estate hegemony, Stan Hok-Wui Wong

Theme 5: Socio-economic development and regional integration

21. Hong Kong's film industry reconstituted: Pathways to China after the golden age, Stephen W.K. Chiu and Victor K.W. Shin

22. End of a chapter?: Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta, Godfrey Yeung

23. Hong Kong - China's global city, David R. Meyer

24. Chinese state capitalism in Hong Kong, Ho-fung Hung

Theme 6: Future development

25. Identity as politics - contesting the local, the national, and the global, Agnes Shuk-mei Ku

26. Political de-institutionalization and the rise of right-wing nativism, Iam-chong Ip

27. Sustainable development in Hong Kong: Roadblocks and road-map, Mee Kam Ng

28. Hong Kong's integration with Mainland China in historical perspective, Alvin Y. So

29. Lost in competition: Rethinking Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen as a new triangle of China's global cities and regional hubs, Xiangming Chen
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About Stephen Wing Kai Chiu

Tai-lok Lui is Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies and Vice President of Research and Development at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is the co-author of Hong Kong: Becoming a Chinese Global City (2009).

Stephen W.K. Chiu is Chair Professor of Sociology and the Co-Director of The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong. His recent publications include Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges (2012).

Ray Yep is Professor of Politics and Associate Head of Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. His recent publications include Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China (2013).
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