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A Chinese Melting Pot: Original People and Immigrants in Hong Kong's First 'New Town'

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson and Graham E. Johnson

Abstract

A Chinese Melting Pot: Original People and Immigrants in Hong Kong’s First ‘New Town’ traces the transformation of Tsuen Wan from a poor and marginal district of agricultural villages, culturally distinctive in that all were Hakka. Like others present in the New Territories in 1898, they enjoyed special privileges under British colonialism as ‘original inhabitants’. This study is focused, in part, on one of their villages: its history, lineages, relationships among and through women, and their songs and laments. In the aftermath of the Japanese occupation and revolution in China, the town, wit ... More

Keywords: industrialization, immigration, integration, associations, leadership, governance, women’s relationships, lineages

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9789888455898
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888455898.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Lominska Johnson, author
University of British Columbia

Graham E. Johnson, author