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Hong Kong in Transition

One Country, Two Systems, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand, Brian Hook, Robin Porter


256 pages

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Hong Kong in Transition offers a perspective on the exceptional constitutional and administrative experiment that has been taking place in Hong Kong, based on a substantial period under Chinese rule. There have been both successes and failures, and a perceptible process of change which is important to document.

The particular appeal of this volume lies in the fact that it combines a broad overview with detailed study of individual topics. It is multidisciplinary, and its chapters may be read as 'stand-alone' studies or taken as complementary parts of a whole snapshot of Hong Kong in this critical early period. The chapters are pitched at a level to make them accessible both to undergraduates and to the specialist. Contributors have been drawn from Hong Kong, Macau, the UK, the US, Australia and Germany, reflecting the international interest in the fate of Hong Kong.


'Hong Kong in Transition is an excellent example of 'applied scholarship' addressing events of yesterday while illuminating those of today.' - Asian Affairs

Table of Contents

Part I: The Hong Kong Business Environment

Part II: Government and Politics

Part III: Law and Legality

Part IV: Journalism and the Media

About the Editors

Robert Ash is Chiang Ching-kuo Professor of Taiwan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Peter Ferdinand is Director of the Centre for Studies in Democratisation at the University of Warwick. Brian Hook is Emeritus Leverhulme Fellow at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hull and Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong. Robin Porter is Professor of Business - Regional Development China and Asia Pacific, La Trobe University.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies