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Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97.

Author/Creator:
Hampton, Mark.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Series:
Studies in Imperialism Ser.
Studies in Imperialism Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 pages)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A major contribution to the scholarship on British decolonisation, the cultural history of imperialism and British engagement with China. This highly original study places the emergence of contemporary Hong Kong in the wider, post-imperial setting.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Series information
Title page
Copyright information
Dedication
Table of contents
List of illustrations
Preface and acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction: Britishness, empire, and Hong Kong
Notes
Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts
International and local contexts
Personal contexts: Britons in Hong Kong
Conclusion
Notes
The discourse of unbridled capitalism in postwar Hong Kong
More British than Britain: Hong Kong's Victorian economy
James Clavell's Hong Kong
No love of money
Laissez-faire and the Chinese character
Victorian values and their discontents
Notes
A man's playground
Clubs and sport
Discourses of sexual opportunity
Conclusion
Notes
The discourses of order and modernisation
Bringing order to the urban jungle
Modernising the New Territories
The New Territories and town planning
Infrastructure
Notes
Good governance
Authoritarianism and non-interference
Closing the gap
'Accountability without democracy'
Democracy and decolonisation
Notes
Chinese Britishness
Affective Britishness?
Instrumental Britishness
Notes
Narratives of 1997
Novelising 1997
Notes
Epilogue: postcolonial hangovers
Notes
Select bibliography
Archives consulted
Official publications
Periodicals
Index.
Notes:
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Thompson, Andrew.
MacKenzie, John M.
Other format:
Print version: Hampton, Mark Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97
ISBN:
9781784996925
9780719099236
OCLC:
927296846
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