Understanding the political culture of Hong Kong : the paradox of activism and depoliticization / Wai-man Lam ; foreword by Ming K. Chain.

Lam, Wai-man, author.
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015.
Asia and the Pacific (Armonk, N.Y.)
Asia and the Pacific
1 online resource (321 p.)
Political participation -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 20th century.
Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Table of Contents""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Abbreviations and Acronyms""; ""Foreword: Hong Kong Political Activism Rediscovered""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Hong Kong-Rethinking Political Activism""; ""1. A Critique of the Claims of Political Indifference""; ""The Traditional Argument of Political Apathy""; ""Surveys on Political Attitudes""; ""A Critique of Siu-kai Lau's Concept of Political Aloofness""; ""Conclusion""; ""2. An Alternative Understanding of Political Participation""
""A Critique of the Orthodox Definition""""Toward a Contextual Understanding of Political Participation""; ""An Informed Definition of Political Participation""; ""Conclusion""; ""3. A Multiple-Case Interpretive Approach""; ""Historical Nature of the Study""; ""Collective Dimension of Public Action""; ""Contextual Understanding of Events""; ""Alternative Interpretation""; ""The Question of Generality""; ""A Multiple-Case Interpretive Approach""; ""Conclusion""; ""4. Rebutting the Minimal Political Participation Claim""; ""A Chronology of Significant Political Events""
""Statistics and Major Events of Political Participation""""A New Comparison of Political Participation""; ""Conclusion""; ""5. Rediscovering Politics: Hong Kong between 1949 and 1959""; ""The Campaign for Rent Control""; ""The Campaign to Change the Marriage Laws""; ""The Tramway Workers' Labor Dispute of 1952""; ""The 1956 Riots""; ""The Campaign to Remove a Marriage Ban on Nurses at the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals""; ""An Overview""; ""6. Rediscovering Politics: Hong Kong in the 1960s""; ""The 1964 Campaign against Telephone Rate Increases""; ""The 1966 Star Ferry Riots""
""The First Campaign for Chinese as an Official Language""""An Overview""; ""7. Rediscovering Politics: Hong Kong in the 1970s""; ""The Campaign for Equal Pay for Nurses""; ""Defend the Diaoyutai Islands Movement of 1970""; ""The Godber Issue""; ""The 1975 Campaign against Telephone Rate Increases""; ""The Campaign to Reopen the Precious Blood Golden Jubilee Secondary School""; ""An Overview""; ""8. Political Discourses and Political Activism""; ""Competing National Identities""; ""Liberalism""; ""Rights and Economic Fairness""; ""Criticisms of Colonialism""; ""Conclusion""
""9. The Culture of Depoliticization and Political Activism""""The Trajectory of the Culture of Depoliticization""; ""The Making of a Depoliticized Culture""; ""Beyond Political Indifference""; ""Conclusion""; ""10. Conclusion""; ""Epilogue""; ""Change of Sovereignty and Limited Electoral Reform""; ""Political Activism""; ""Patterns of Political Participation""; ""The Paradox of Activism and Depoliticization""; ""The Discourse of Political Indifference""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
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Chain, Ming K., author of introduction, etc.
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