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Hong Kong : Becoming a Chinese Global City - Stephen Chiu

Hong Kong

Becoming a Chinese Global City

Paperback Published: 1st June 2008
ISBN: 9780415220118
Number Of Pages: 200

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Hong Kong is a small city with a big reputation. As mainland China has become an 'economic powerhouse' Hong Kong has taken a route of development of its own, flourishing as an entrepot and a centre of commerce and finance for Chinese business, then as an industrial city and subsequently a regional and international financial centre.

This volume examines the developmental history of Hong Kong, focusing on its rise to the status of a Chinese global city in the world economy. Chiu and Lui's analysis is distinct in its perspective of the development as an integrated process involving economic, political and social dimensions, and as such this insightful and original book will be a core text on Hong Kong society for students.

"This concise, articulate volume examines the economic sociology of this global city, analyzing recent changes in Hong Kong and responding to Euro-American examples that dominate global city debates...as a serious, accessible overview witha rich bibliography of Hong Kong (and wider) scholarship, the book enriches dialogues about this fascinating city and about globalization in general. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries." - G. W. McDonogh, CHOICE (June 2010)

"The concise handling of data and facts enable Chiu and Lui to swiftly articulate their case for Hong Kong and hence make their book a `must read'." - Yannan Ding, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium; Local Economy 26(5)

List of figuresp. xii
List of tablesp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Global connections: centre of Chinese capitalismp. 15
An industrial colony: Hong Kong manufacturing from boom to bustp. 25
The building of an international financial centrep. 56
A divided city?p. 81
Decolonization, political restructuring and post-colonial governance crisisp. 103
The return of the regional and the nationalp. 129
A Chinese global city?p. 152
Notesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 182
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ISBN: 9780415220118
ISBN-10: 0415220114
Series: Asia's Great Cities: Asia's Transformations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1