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Hong Kong : The Road to 1997 - Roger Buckley

Hong Kong

The Road to 1997

Hardcover Published: 15th August 2014
ISBN: 9780521470087
Number Of Pages: 256

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Roger Buckley's book will be essential reading for all those interested in the remarkable history of Hong Kong since 1945 and in its unpredictable future after 1997. In a highly accessible and comprehensive account, the author considers how an obscure British colony on the South China coast emerged from wartime occupation under Imperial Japan to transform itself into an increasingly autonomous and prosperous city-state. He demonstrates how this transformation can only be understood within the context of the extraordinary political, economic, and social changes which have taken place within the territory over the last fifty years. In conclusion, the author looks into the future of Hong Kong after its handover to China, and predicts how its resilient and resourceful people will face the challenges of the post-1997 era.

'Hong Kong: The Road to 1997 fulfills the need for a text that is readable, yet comprehensive, on this important time in the history of the Asian Pacific. The book is well organised, current and accurate, with up-to-date material that brings the topic to the brink of the twenty-first century. The author manages to take complex ideas and present them in a manner that is accessible, weaving a very believable story.' Asian Affairs

Map: Hong Kong, 1997
Introduction: prewar colony
Reoccupation: postwar comeback, 1945-7
Consolidation: the Grantham years, 1947-58
Growth: the 1960s
Transformation: the MacLehose years, 1971-82
Negotiations: Sino-British diplomacy, 1982-92
Confrontation: the Patten years, 1992-5
Future: to 1997 and beyond
Conclusions: endgame
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ISBN: 9780521470087
ISBN-10: 0521470080
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th August 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.51