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Edge of Empires

Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong

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$65.50 • £52.95 • €59.00

ISBN 9780674017016

Publication Date: 04/30/2005

Short

274 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map

World

  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Romanization
  • Introduction
  • 1. Colonialism and Collaboration: Chinese Subjects and the Making of British Hong Kong
  • 2. A Better Class of Chinese: Building the Emporium of the East
  • 3. Strategic Balance: Status and Respect in the Colonial Context
  • 4. A Place of Their Own: Clubs and Associations
  • 5. Nationalismand Identity: The Case of Ho Kai
  • 6. Preserving Hong Kong: The Strike-Boycott of 1925–1926
  • 7. Transforming the Barren Island: The 1941 Centenary
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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