Sindhi Diaspora in Manila, Hong Kong, and Jakarta

Sindhi Diaspora in Manila, Hong Kong, and Jakarta
A Book

by Anita Raina Thapan

  • Publisher : Ateneo University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9789715504065
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sindhi Diaspora seeks to understand the Sindhi way of life as it has evolved over the last fifty years in the context of three distinct cultures: Filipino, Indonesian, and Chinese. A fairly extensive discussion on Sindhi society (which does not have any specific region in India it can call "home") before the partition provides the reader with a background of their business, social, and cultural life in Sindhi. It then analyzes what has remained constant in Sindhi social structure, attitudes, values, and traditions and to what degree Sindhis have adjusted to and been influenced by their host societies.

Ghetto at the Center of the World

Ghetto at the Center of the World
Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong

by Gordon Mathews

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2011-06-30
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0226510204
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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4e de couv.: Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong's tourist district, is home to a remarkably motley group of people. Traders, laborers, and asylum seekers from all over Asia and Africa live and work there, and even backpacking tourists rent rooms in what is possibly the most globalized spot on the planet. But as Ghetto at the center of the world shows us, the Mansions is a world away from the gleaming headquarters of multinational corporations -instead it epitomizes the way globalization actually works for most of the world's people. Through candid stories that both instruct and enthrall, Gordon Mathews lays bare the building's residents' intricate connections to the international circulation of goods, money, and ideas.

Battle for Hong Kong, December 1941

Battle for Hong Kong, December 1941
A Book

by Philip Cracknell

  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Release : 2019-07-15
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1445690500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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25 December 1941 is known to this day by the people of Hong Kong as ‘Black Christmas’. The battle for Hong Kong is a story that deserves to be better known.

Administrative Law in Hong Kong

Administrative Law in Hong Kong
A Book

by Stephen Thomson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-11
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 1108400329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a comprehensive new text on administrative law in Hong Kong; discusses judicial review, administrative tribunals, the Ombudsman and subsidiary legislation.

Lost & Found Hong Kong

Lost & Found Hong Kong
A Book

by Janet McKelpin

  • Publisher : ThingsAsian Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781934159170
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each person experiences a city differently. In Hong Kong: Lost & Found, readers discover one of the world’s most exciting cities through the photographs of five unique residents. Wander the streets with Blair Dunton, as she reveals Hong Kong’s storied society; with Elizabeth Briel, as she shares her fascination with the sea and forgotten spaces; with Hank Leung, as he juxtaposes everyday people with monuments to the gods of commerce; with Li Sui Pong, as he explores how Hong Kong echoes nature; and with Albert Wen, as he captures a city always on the go. With vibrant, original photographs that range from detailed still life to active panorama, Hong Kong: Lost & Found invites readers to get lost in the spirit of Hong Kong.

Education in Hong Kong, Pre-1841 to 1941

Education in Hong Kong, Pre-1841 to 1941
Fact and Opinion

by Anthony Sweeting

  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 1990-05-01
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN : 9622092586
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To reflect the development and history of education in Hong Kong, the author has collected a wide range of fascinating and illuminating material from different sources, and, wherever appropriate, has included his own commentaries. The book will be a valuable source of reference for educationalists and others who are interested in the development of education in Hong Kong.

The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Essays on “One Country, Two Systems”

The Changing Legal Orders in Hong Kong and Mainland China: Essays on “One Country, Two Systems”
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by Albert H.Y. Chen

  • Publisher : City University of HK Press
  • Release : 2021-03
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9629374501
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of selected works by Professor Albert H.Y. Chen shows the contours of the author’s scholarship as it developed over 35 years of his academic career, from 1984 to the present. The essays are divided into three sections which cover the three major domains of Professor Chen’s research. Part I covers the legal developments and controversies of “One Country, Two Systems” since the Hong Kong interpretation on “the right of abode” in 1999 to the anti-extradition movement of 2019. Part II shifts to focus on tradition and modernity in Chinese Law, including China’s Confucian and Legalist traditions and how the socialist legal system in China evolved and modernized in the era of “reform and opening”. Part III examines the transplantation of Western thinking and constitutionalism to East Asia in modern times and discusses the achievements and failures of these efforts. In conjunction with an introductory chapter that sets out the basic orientation and paradigm of these legal and constitutional studies and an epilogue that reflects on the main themes, this collection exemplifies the author’s important contributions to the field and provides insight into how the legal orders in Hong Kong and mainland China have changed over the course of Professor Chen’s academic career.

Making Hong Kong

Making Hong Kong
A History of Its Urban Development

by Pui-Yin Ho

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-28
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781788117944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This insightful book provides a comprehensive survey of urban development in Hong Kong since 1841. Pui-yin Ho explores the ways in which the social, economic and political environments of different eras have influenced the city's development. From colonial governance, wartime experiences, high density development and adjustments before and after 1997 through contemporary challenges, this book explores forward-looking ideas that urban planning can offer to lead the city in the future. Evaluating the relationship between town planning and social change, this book looks at how a local Hong Kong identity emerged in the face of conflict and compromise between Chinese and European cultures. In doing so, it brings a fresh perspective to urban research, providing historical context and direction for the future development of the city. Hong Kong's urban development experience offers not only a model for other Chinese cities but also a better understanding of Asian cities more broadly.Urban studies scholars will find this an exemplary case study of a developing urban landscape. Town planners and architects will also benefit from reading this comprehensive book as it shows how Hong Kong can be taken to the next stage of urban development and modernisation.

HONG KONG Major Companies Directory

HONG KONG Major Companies Directory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Business Information Agency
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1418776033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No Babylon

No Babylon
A Hong Kong Scrapbook

by Peter Moss

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2006-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0595380875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Having witnessed Britain's retreat from India in 1947, and Malaya in 1957, Peter Moss traveled on through the lengthening shadows of a waning Empire, seeking the last remnants of a once flourishing panoply of imperial pomp and circumstance. He arrived in Hong Kong to find this fabled territory less a British colony than a triumph of collective enterprise; no mythic Babylon but a vibrant and compelling reality.His Hong Kong career spanned four decades, from the spillover of China's cultural revolution to the return of its prodigal son at midnight on June 30th 1997. In his take on events leading up to that historical watershed he has drawn on Chinese sources to present a wider perspective, and has not flinched from challenging popular perceptions. He saw Chris Patten, Hong Kong's last governor, as a knight in shining armour, riding in at the eleventh hour to slay the dragon. "I felt there was a distinct danger of him accidentally killing the damsel in distress."Many have loved and admired Hong Kong but few have grasped its intricacies. That an enclave so small should have become so powerful, and left such a mark on the world, is a mystery that No Babylon seeks to probe and dispel. "Had he discovered Hong Kong first, Karl Marx might never have written Das Kapital, for this hubble-bubble of experimental capitalist alchemy contradicted so many of his theories".

A Concise History of Hong Kong

A Concise History of Hong Kong
A Book

by John M. Carroll

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2007-06-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0742574695
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable 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 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.

The Government and Politics of Hong Kong

The Government and Politics of Hong Kong
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by Norman Miners

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work describes the Hong Kong government and its underlying politics. It will be of interest to students of Asian studies, history, political science, law and public administration

Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre

Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre
Emergence and Development, 1945-1965

by Dr Catherine Schenk

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-01-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1134626045
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on previously unpublished archival records, this book studies the origins of Hong Kong's post war rise to global prominence. It explores the expansion of the gold market, stock market, banking system, foreign exchange market, and insurance in the years 1945-1965. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the development of Hong Kong, the impact of financial regulation and, more broadly, the role of financial centres in the international economy in the post war period.

Hong Kong English

Hong Kong English
A Book

by Jane Setter

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2010-08-31
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0748635971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides an overview of all aspects of Hong Kong English in a style designed for undergraduates and general readers. As a former British colony, Hong Kong used English as the language of government, law and education in the early days of colonial rule. Since the Handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997, it is no longer used as the primary language of government. However, the status of English has survived the decline of colonial rule, as English has become an international language which is indispensable for a service-oriented economy such as present-day Hong Kong. Its use is still widespread in legal contexts, and English is the medium of instruction in at least a quarter of secondary schools. Outwith the realm of education, English is important as a means of international communication in the fields of banking and finance, business, and in the tourism and hospitality industry. English is therefore integrated into Hong Kong life in various ways and this has resulted in a thriving and developing variety of English. This book describes English in Hong Kong as a linguistic phenomenon from the point of view of language structure, but also takes into account historical, socio-cultural and socio-political developments.

Good Night Hong Kong

Good Night Hong Kong
A Book

by Kristin Tougias

  • Publisher : Good Night books
  • Release : 2020-06-23
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 1602198381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Good Night Hong Kong features Victoria Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Ocean Park, Victoria Harbour, Lantau Island, Ngong Ping, Po Lin Monastery, Mong Kok, the Star Ferry, Hong Kong Museum of History, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, and more. Hop aboard the Peak Tram and experience the wonders of Hong Kong! Children are invited on an exciting tour of this iconic city in the pages of this soothing and educational board book. This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Many of the Asia's most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for Asia's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area's attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place. Young readers will love exploring Hong Kong's favorite landmarks and attractions while gently being lulled to sleep.

The Practice of "One Country, Two system" Policy in Hong Kong

The Practice of 'One Country, Two system' Policy in Hong Kong
A Book

by Lau Siu-Kai

  • Publisher : 商務印書館(香港)有限公司
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9620772113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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初步回顧和展望基本法頒佈二十七年和“一國兩制”實踐二十年,總結經驗和汲取教訓。 研究香港回歸二十年政治發展與特區管治的問題,為香港日後的政治發展提出一些有利於特區管治的意見

A History of Hong Kong

A History of Hong Kong
A Book

by G. B. Endacott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although in the first edition, published in 1958, the author modestly describes this book as an introduction that does not claim to be definitive, this history of Hong Kong has never been superseded as the standard work and remains in steady demand. It is now reissued in `Oxford in Asia Paperbacks' with four new chapters, plus a a revised final chapter on the war and postwar period.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Illustrated History of Hong Kong

An Illustrated History of Hong Kong
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by Nigel Cameron

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The history of Hong Kong is as dynamic as its economic and social achievements, but it has too often been told solely from the Western perspective. Drawing heavily on Chinese sources, this authoritative introduction to Hong Kong traces its history from prehistoric times to the present, andconsiders its future in the light of the 1997 transfer of sovereignty.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
A Book

by Great Britain. Colonial Office

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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