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Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong : Community, Nation and the Global City - Agnes Ku

Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong

Community, Nation and the Global City

By: Agnes Ku (Editor), Ngai Pun (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th August 2004
ISBN: 9780415332095
Number Of Pages: 288

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Hong Kong has been undergoing considerable changes since its postcolonial independence. This book provides a detailed comparative account of the development of citizenship and civil society in Hong Kong from its time as a British colony to its current status as a special autonomous region of China. Subjects covered include immigration, race, gender, homosexuality, the law and resistance. The book also compares citizenship and civil society in Hong Kong with a number of other East Asian countries.

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'The authors provide insightful analyses on the complex interwining between state and market and between doemstic politics and the global economy.' - The China Journal

'All the chapters reflect familiarity with contemporary general literature on their respective themes, considerable fieldwork and research, as well as insights derived from having personally experienced many of the changes presented in academic prose here.' - Michael Yahuda, LSE, in Political Studies Review

'[T]his is a book of great value in terms of its research agenda as well as theoretical and empirical contributions.' - Lam Wai-Man, China Perspectives, No. 2, 2007

Introduction : remaking citizenship in Hong Kongp. 1
Citizenship as a form of governance : a historical overviewp. 19
Welfare good or colonial citizenship? : a case study of early resettlement housingp. 37
Civic education and the making of deformed citizenry : from British colony to Chinese SARp. 54
The making of the "ideal citizen" in schooling processes : gender, differences and inequalitiesp. 74
Politics of incorporation and exclusion : immigration and citizenship issuesp. 97
Hong Kong as a semi-ethnocracy : "race," migration and citizenship in a globalized regionp. 115
Lived citizenship and lower-class Chinese migrant women : a global city without its peoplep. 139
Negotiating law, rights, and civil autonomy : from the colonial to the post-colonial regimesp. 157
Engendering citizenshipp. 175
(Post-)identity politics and anti-normalization : (homo)sexual rights movementp. 195
In search of a communal economic subject : reflections on a local community currency projectp. 215
One country, three systems? : state, nation, and civil society in the making of citizenship in the Chinese triangle of Mainland-Taiwan-Hong Kongp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415332095
ISBN-10: 0415332095
Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.36  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1