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Hong Kong MobileMaking a Global Population$
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Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099180

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.001.0001

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Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?

Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?

(p.397) Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?
Hong Kong Mobile

Helen F. Siu

Agnes S. Ku

Hong Kong University Press

The point of departure here is a shared understanding of the importance of Hong Kong's population. The book has highlighted that Hong Kong's chief resource has always been its people. It has identified the resources of Hong Kong's people by critically examining their positioning in past and present local, regional, and global contexts. In this time of rapid change, it is necessary to understand how the people might place themselves within an evolving institutional framework. Their lives, aspirations, cultural capital, and strategic maneuvers constitute the bulk of Hong Kong's institutional practices. The hope is that the analytical categories of “Hong Kong”, “Hong Konger”, and the boundaries of “Hong Kong studies” can be redefined and colleagues in the government and business communities will help translate the new parameters into meaningful practices.

Keywords:   Hong Kong border, demographic patterns, human capital, cultural capital, China

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