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Pax SinicaGeopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Y.Y. Kueh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The book confronts the popular conjecture of a Pax Sinica emerging to replace Pax Americana in the wake of global financial crisis. It argues that by virtue of its overwhelming economic, ... More

Picturing Technology in ChinaFrom Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Picturing Technology in China: From Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century

Peter J. Golas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888208159
eISBN:
9789888313921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208159.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although the history of technological and scientific illustrations is a well-established field in the West, scholarship on the much longer Chinese experience is still undeveloped. This work by Peter ... More

Political Development in Hong KongState, Political Society, and Civil Society

Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Ma Ngok

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098107
eISBN:
9789882207271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098107.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state–society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of ... More

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Portugal, China and the Macau Negotiations, 1986-1999

Carmen Amado Mendes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139002
eISBN:
9789888180127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139002.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

On 20 December 1999 the city of Macau became a Special Administrative Region of China after nearly 450 years of Portuguese administration. Drawing extensively on Portuguese and other sources, and on ... More

PoseidonChina's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Steven R. Schwankert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises in 1931 off the Chinese coast. Thirty of its fifty-six-man crew scrambled out of the hatches as it went ... More

The Public Sector in Hong Kong

The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Ian Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book describes and analyses the role of the public sector in the often charged political atmosphere of post-1997 Hong Kong. It discusses critical constitutional, organisational, and policy ... More

Public Success, Private SorrowThe Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator

Isidore Cyril Cannon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099616
eISBN:
9789882207301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Living most of his adult life as an official in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service, Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor also achieved distinction as a scholar of Chinese. He prepared a masterly ... More

Remembering China from TaiwanDivided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Remembering China from Taiwan: Divided Families and Bittersweet Reunions after the Chinese Civil War

Mahlon Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083862
eISBN:
9789882209091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The book tells the story of the exodus from China of two million Nationalist loyalists, military and civilians. It depicts the choices faced by millions of families as they were forced to chose which ... More

Repositioning the Hong Kong GovernmentSocial Foundations and Political Challenges

Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Stephen Chiu and Siu Lun Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The relationship between government and society in Hong Kong has become an intensely debated topic as the complexities of governance grow and the old strategies of consensus building without genuine ... More

Resist to the EndHong Kong, 1941-1945

Resist to the End: Hong Kong, 1941-1945

Charles Barman and Ray Barman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099760
eISBN:
9789882207363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099760.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This is one of the fullest descriptions of the fighting in Hong Kong in 1941 and subsequent imprisonment of Hong Kongers, but in addition it is the view of a mature professional soldier, one who had ... More

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