This paperback reader provides the student and general reader with easy access to the major issues of the Hong Kong transition crisis. Contributors include both editors, as well as Frank Ching, Berry F. Hsu, Reginald Yin-wang Kwok, Peter Kwong, Julian Y.M. Leung, Ronald Skeldon, Alvin Y. So, Yun-wing Sung, and James T.H. Tang - the majority of whom live and work in Hong Kong and experience the transition firsthand, personally and professionally.
Introduction - Hong Kong's Uneasy Passage to Chinese Sovereignty, Ming K. Chan and Gerard A. Postiglione; Democracy Derailed - Realpolitik in the Making of the Hong Kong Basic Law, 1985-90, Ming K. Chan; The MacLehose-Youde Years - Balancing the "Three-Legged Stool", 1971-86, James T.H. Tang and Frank Ching; Judicial Development of Hong Kong on the Eve of 1 July 1997, Berry F. Hsu; The Decolonisation of Hong Kong Education, Gerard A. Postiglione; Education in Hong Kong and China - Toward Convergence?, Julian Y.M. Leung; Hong Kong in an International Migration System, Ronald Skeldon; New York is not Hong Kong - the Little Hong Kong That Never Was, Peter Kwong; Economic Integration of Hong Kong and Guangdong in the 1990s, Yun-wing Sung; Socioeconomic Centre, Political Periphery - Hong Kong's Uncertain Future Toward the 21st Century, Alvin Y. So and Reginald Yin-wang Kwok.