This text focuses on the relationship of Hong Kong with the adjacent Chinese province Guangdong, the territories most directly involved in the 1997 transfer of Hong Kong to Chinese rule. The socio-economic, political and cultural impact of this crucial link and the implications for the future of both Hong Kong and China are studied. A multi-disciplinary approach is taken to examine the complexity of economic, political and cultural transformation of the Hong Kong-Guangdong link and this book presents a historical perspective to trace the long-term structural transformation. The dynamics of the integration process between the two territories is also explored.
A Framework for Exploring the Hong Kong-Guangdong Link, Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok and Roger Ames; Hong Kong-Guangdong Link: A Review: All in the Family: The Hong Kong-Guangdong Link in Historical Perspective, Ming K. Chan; Continuity and Transformation in Pearl River Delta: Hong Kong's Impact on Its Hinterland, Graham Johnson; Cultural Transformation: Towards a Greater Guangdong: Hong Kong's Sociocultural Impact on the Pearl River Delta and Beyond, Gregory Guldin; Community and Identity in Transition in Hong Kong, Ming-Kwan Lee; Economic Restructuring: Production Change in Guangdong, Xueqiang Xu, Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok and Lixun Li; Industrial Transformation of Hong Kong, Victor Sit; Partnership in Flux: Political Transformation in Hong Kong: From Colony to Colony, Ian Scott; Economic Integration of Hong Kong and Guangdong in the 1990s, Yun-Wing Sung; Socio-economic Centre, Political Periphery: Hong Kong's Uncertain Future Toward the 21st Century, Alvin Y. So and Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok.