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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong

Edited by: Tai-lok Lui , Stephen W.K. Chui , Ray Yep

Print publication date:  July  2018
Online publication date:  July  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138959934
eBook ISBN: 9781315660530
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When Britain and China negotiated the future of Hong Kong in the early 1980s, their primary concern was about maintaining the status quo. The rise of China in the last thirty years, however, has reshaped the Beijing-Hong Kong dynamic as new tensions and divisions have emerged. Thus, post-1997 Hong Kong is a case about a global city?s democratic transition within an authoritarian state.

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong introduces readers to these key social, economic, and political developments. Bringing together the work of leading researchers in the field, it focuses on the process of transition from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region under China?s sovereign rule. Organized thematically, the sections covered include:

  • ?One Country, Two Systems? in practice
  • Governance in post-colonial Hong Kong
  • Social mobilization
  • The changing social fabric of Hong Kong society
  • Socio-economic development and regional integration
  • The future of Hong Kong.

This book provides a thorough introduction to Hong Kong today. As such, it will be invaluable to students and scholars of Hong Kong?s politics, culture and society. It will also be of interest to those studying Chinese political development and the impact of China?s rise more generally.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The autonomy of Hong Kong under “One Country, Two Systems” Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Basic Law in the courts Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Becoming part of one national economy Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Stalemate in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Advisory politics before and after 1997 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  “Consultative politics” refined Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Party underdevelopment in protracted transition Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social mobilization for large-scale protests Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Opinion media Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Social media and social mobilization Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Legal mobilization Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Transformative events and their frames and repertoires of contention Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Confrontation, state repression and the autonomy of metropolitan Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Growing socio-economic inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ethnic minorities and ethnicity in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Mainland migrants in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Youth and the changing opportunity structure Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hong Kong’s middle class after 1997 Download PDF
Chapter  19:  A genealogy of business and politics in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The real estate elite and real estate hegemony Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Hong Kong’s film industry reconstituted Download PDF
Chapter  22:  End of a chapter? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Chinese state capitalism in Hong Kong  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Identity as politics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Political de-institutionalization and the rise of right-wing nativism  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Sustainable development in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Hong Kong’s integration with Mainland China in historical perspective Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Lost in competition Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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