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Author Carroll, John M. (John Mark), 1961-

Title A concise history of Hong Kong / John M. Carroll
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2007]


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 MELB  951.2504 Car/Cho  AVAILABLE
Description x, 270 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Series Critical issues in history
Critical issues in history.
Contents Early colonial Hong Kong -- A colonial society -- Colonialism and nationalism -- The interwar years -- War and revolution -- A new Hong Kong -- Becoming "Hong Kongese" -- The countdown to 1997 -- Epilogue: beyond 1997
Summary "John Carroll's narrative explores the history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also as a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hong Kong (China) -- History.
LC no. 2006100590
ISBN 0742534219 (cloth : alk. paper)
0742534227 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780742534216 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780742534223 (paperback: alk. paper)