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Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Wing Sang Law


This book provides an alternative lens for looking into Hong Kong's history by breaking away from the usual colonial and nationalist interpretations. Drawing on both English and Chinese sources, the author argues that, from the early colonial era, colonial power has been extensively shared between colonizers and the Chinese who chose to work with them. This exploration of the form of colonial power includes critical discussions of various cultural and institutional aspects, looking into such issues as education, language use, political ideologies, and other cultural and political concerns. The ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Chinese, colonial power, identity, post-colonial Hong Kong, East Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099296
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wing Sang Law, author