Remaking Citizenship in Hong Kong
Community, nation and the global city
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.
Table of Contents
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
Agnes S. Ku is Associate Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Ngai Pun is Assistant Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
'Remaking Citizenship is an informative collection of essays for reader interested in the socio-political development of Hong Kong, and is sueful as a case study on how the state and civil society contest over citizenship' - Annie Hau-Nung Chan, Asian Affairs, July 2008
'Reading an edited book that coheres like this one is an exciting experience...It follows a general paradigm, each piece developes the theme, and adds to it in a overall statement...This volume will stand up over the years despite obvious ongoing institutional change in Hong Kong because it is not a narrow event-based, what happened when book. The mixture of theory and analysis by people in the know is the strength of the volume' - Janet Salaff, East Asia (2008)