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The Dragon and the Crown: Hong Kong Memoirs

Stanley S.K. Kwan and Nicole Kwan

Abstract

While Hong Kong's spectacular economic growth and political development have been well documented, the social and cultural lives of the ordinary people swept up in the changes have not found a significant voice. Through the personal experiences of the author of this book and those around him, this book gives a voice to people whose lives have been profoundly affected by the dramatic changes, as Hong Kong transitioned from an entrepôt to an international financial centre and from a colony to become a part of China. The book contributes to the ongoing search for Hong Kong identity in the Special ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, economic growth, political development, social and cultural lives, entrepôt, international financial centre, colony, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099555
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099555.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley S.K. Kwan, author

Nicole Kwan, author