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Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08, and the Challenges of Political Reform in China

Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08, and the Challenges of Political Reform in China

Jean-Philippe Beja and Fu Hualing (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139064
eISBN:
9789882209732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139064.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In December 2008 some 350 Chinese intellectuals published a manifesto calling for reform of the Chinese constitution and an end to one-party rule. Known as “Charter 08,” the manifesto has since been ... More

Merchants' DaughtersWomen, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Helen F. Siu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Historians and anthropologists have long been interested in South China where powerful lineages and gendered hierarchies are juxtaposed with unorthodox trading cultures, multi-ethnic colonial ... More

Nurturing Pillars of SocietyUnderstanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Nurturing Pillars of Society: Understanding and Working with the Young Generation in Hong Kong

Francis Wing-lin Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028801
eISBN:
9789882207226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028801.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The younger generation—those under the age of 25—account for more than a quarter of Hong Kong's population. A much misunderstood group, these people have special characteristics and needs, and some ... More

ObsessionMale Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Wenqing Kang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is a serious study on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological ... More

Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Rong Ma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This survey documents Tibetan society over five decades, including population structure in rural and urban areas, marriage and migration patterns, the maintenance of language and traditional culture, ... More

Queer Bangkok21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Peter A. Jackson (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country's gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. These communities are among the largest in Southeast Asia, and indeed in the world, and ... More

Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Queer Politics and Sexual Modernity in Taiwan

Hans Tao-Ming Huang

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083077
eISBN:
9789882209817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083077.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Examining the deployments of gender and sexuality over the past five decades in Taiwan, this book chronicles a queer historiography that illuminates the production of sexual identities and the ... More

Queer SingaporeIlliberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures

Audrey Yue and Jun Zubillaga-Pow (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139330
eISBN:
9789888180196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139330.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Singapore remains one of the few countries in Asia that has yet to decriminalise homosexuality. Yet it has also been hailed by many as one of the emerging gay capitals of Asia. This book accounts for ... More

Rebuilding the Ancestral VillageSingaporeans in China

Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028818
eISBN:
9789882207332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This work illustrates the relationship between one group of Singaporean Chinese and their ancestral village in Fujian, China. It explores the reasons why the Singaporean Chinese continue to maintain ... More

Return Migration and IdentityA Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case

Nan M. Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028832
eISBN:
9789882207370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The global trend for immigrants to return home has unique relevance for Hong Kong. This work of cross-cultural psychology explores many personal stories of return migration. The author captures in ... More

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