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The Resource Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97, Mark Hampton

Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97, Mark Hampton

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Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97
Title
Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hampton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong in the second half of the twentieth century. It shows how the territory fit unusually within Britain's decolonisation narratives and served as an occasional foil for examining Britain's own culture during a period of perceived stagnation and decline. Drawing on a wide range of archival and published primary sources, Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97 investigates such themes as Hong Kong as a site of unrestrained capitalism, modernisation, and good government, as well as an arena of male social and sexual opportunity. It also examines the ways in which Hong Kong Chinese embraced British culture, and the competing predictions that British observers made concerning the colony's return to Chinese sovereignty. An epilogue considers the enduring legacy of British colonialism.--
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1970-
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Hampton, Mark
Dewey number
303.4824105125
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in imperialism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Hong Kong (China)
Label
Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97, Mark Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts -- 2. The discourse of unbridled capitalism in post-war Hong Kong -- 3. A man's playground -- 4. The discourses of order and modernisation -- 5. Good governance -- 6. Chinese Britishness -- 7. Narratives of 1997 -- Epilogue: Colonial hangovers -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17770853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780719099236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910859667
Label
Hong Kong and British culture, 1945-97, Mark Hampton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Hong Kong and British culture: postwar contexts -- 2. The discourse of unbridled capitalism in post-war Hong Kong -- 3. A man's playground -- 4. The discourses of order and modernisation -- 5. Good governance -- 6. Chinese Britishness -- 7. Narratives of 1997 -- Epilogue: Colonial hangovers -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17770853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780719099236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)910859667

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