This title was first published in 2000: An ethnographic inquiry into the socio-cultural dynamics of the Vietnamese asylum seeker detention centres in Hong Kong during the period of 1988-1995. It deals essentially with the British asylum policy towards Vietnamese refugees and its outcome in Hong Kong. Based on the author's first hand experience of working in refugee camps, this book argues that the administrators managed to solve the crisis by perpetuating horrendous human rights violations and subsequent ethnocide of the asylum seekers trapped in the detention centres.
1. Introduction 2. Understanding Refugee Detention: Conceptual and Methodological Issues 3. Options and Choices 4. Personal Agony: A Commidity in Humanitarian Politics 5. The Power of the Host 6. The Structure of Powerlessness 7. Violence in the Camps 8. The Silence of the Power Brokers 9. Solving the Refugee Problem or a Planned Ethnocide