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.
List of Tables Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction 1. Introduction: Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong Part 1: State, Institutions, and Ideologies 2. Citizenship as a Form of Governance: A Historical Overview 3. Welfare Good or Colonial Citizenship? A Case Study of Early Resettlement Housing 4. Civic Education and the Making of Deformed Citizenry: From British Colony to Chinese Sar 5. The Making of 'Ideal Citizen' in Schooling Processes: Gender, Differences and Inequalities Part 2: Migration, Belonging, and Exclusion 6. Politics of Incorporation and Exclusion: Citizenship and Immigration Issues 7. Hong Kong as a Semi-Ethnocracy: 'Race', Migration, and Citizenship in a Globalized Region 8. Lived Citizenship and Lower Class Chinese Migrant Women: A Global City without its People Part 3: Civil Society, Resistance, and Participation 9. Negotiating Law, Rights, and Civil Autonomy: From the Colonial to the Post-Colonial Regimes 10. En-Gendering Citizenship 11. (Post-)Identity Politics and Anti-Normalization: (Homo)Sexual Rights Movement 12. In Search of Communal Economic Subject - Reflections on a Local Community Currency Project 13. One Country, Three Systems? State, Nation, and Civil Society in the Making of Citizenship in the Chinese Triangle of Mainland-Taiwan-Hong Kong Index Contributors