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Global Hong Kong : Globalizing Regions (Hardcover) - Cindy H. Wong

Global Hong Kong

Globalizing Regions (Hardcover)

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Published: 1st September 2005
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Global Hong Kong locates Hong Kong in the contemporary globalizing world. Hong Kong, as the authors argue, is an archetypal place, sitting at the intersection of East and West. It is also a major center for global capital flows and world trade. Moreover, in recent years, the island's global cultural power has become increasingly evident, as Hong Kong popular culture has spread to the West via a booming film industry. While looking at issues of postcoloniality, transnationalism and economic globalization, Wong and McDonogh focus on the new cultures and social formations of contemporary Hong Kong, as well as the transformation of the physical city itself. They also trace the new interconnections - economic, demographic, social and cultural - between Hong Kong and other parts of the worldthat have benn fostered by globalization.
Books in this series look at how nations and regions across the world are navigating the tumultuous currents of globalization. Concise, descriptive, interdisciplinary, and theoretically informed, they serve as ideal introductions to the peoples and places of our increasingly globalized world.

Introduction: Why Hong Kong?
Reading Hong Kong in Place and Time
Origins and Growth, 1840s-1930s
Transformations of Hong Kong, 1930-1970
Toward the 21st Century: Speed and Paradox
Hong Kong and its Regional Context
Hong Kong and Cities of East Asia
Diasporic Hong Kong
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415947695
ISBN-10: 0415947693
Series: Globalizing Regions (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 303
Published: 1st September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.63 x 12.75  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1