Researching Community Engagement in Post-1997 Hong Kong

Collaborative or manipulative practice?

Authored by: Mee Kam Ng

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods

Print publication date:  November  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415727952
eBook ISBN: 9781315851884
Adobe ISBN: 9781317917038

10.4324/9781315851884.ch3.3

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Abstract

“What story do you want to tell?” my mentor, Professor John Friedmann, used to ask me when I was his graduate student many years ago. In our good “Asian” tradition, scholars are expected to tell the “truths” – we are not supposed to be just storytellers! It took me many more years to realize the value and fun of storytelling in various truth-seeking expeditions. The following is one of them.

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